Can Early Retirement Policies Help Protect Teachers and Budgets?

As Americans continue to navigate the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, some educators are considering an option many states...

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Grow Your Own Programs for Teachers: A Look at Programs and Policies

In August, the Tennessee Department of Education launched a competitive grant program to facilitate the development and expansion of Grow...

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Liability or Not? Schools Reopen With Questions on the Table

As schools and districts continue to negotiate the safest mode of learning this year, the question of whether schools can be held liable...

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How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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Teacher License Reciprocity: An Updated Look

Educational research shows that, of the school-based factors impacting student achievement, teachers have the greatest level of influence....

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Innovative Ways States Communicate in a Time of Crisis

In times of crisis and societal change, effective – and often, creative – communication from state leaders is paramount for stability...

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Recent State Education Policy Actions Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

It’s Pride Month, and while celebrations look different this year, it’s an important time to appreciate the role schools and college...

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Data You Can Use: Keeping Pace With Labor Market Change

Riding the crest of the Roaring ‘20s, the Casa Loma Orchestra recorded the iconic song “Happy Days Are Here Again” on October 29,...

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Continuation of Educational Services at State-Run Schools

Among the educational challenges state policymakers are facing in a world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the continuity of services...

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Tuition Capping and Freezing: Rain Check for Future Price Increases or Durable Policy Solution?

Last month, we released a 50-State Comparison of tuition-setting policies showing that, in the majority of states, legislatures grant...

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