2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

UPDATED 11/19. This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

Read More

Turning the Tide on Low-Performing Schools Through Strong Principals

In July, we interviewed two chief state school officers, Illinois State Superintendent Tony Smith and Mississippi State Superintendent...

Read More

Common Recs From State School Security Task Forces

As states grapple with how to respond and address public concerns about school safety, many have opted to create a task force or study...

Read More

Investing in Children Through the Arts

This guest post comes from Akua Kouyate-Tate, vice president of education at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and Jamie...

Read More

Is the Federal Government Shortchanging Special Education Students?

When it comes to the issue of public education funding, there are few things those in the education policy space agree on. But there is one...

Read More

2 Chiefs on What It Takes to Improve Schools

Since the Every Student Succeeds Act passed in December 2015, we have been convening national experts and education policy leaders to...

Read More

35,000 Years and Counting: Music Continues to Matter

Creating and engaging with art has been a fundamental part of human existence for thousands of years. Archaeologists discovered musical...

Read More

Civic and Career Readiness: State strategies

With many competing educational priorities, policymakers need approaches that advance multiple student outcomes. A founding purpose of...

Read More

How Does Arts Education Fare in the First Round of State ESSA Plans?

This blog post is a guest post by Lynn Tuttle, Director of Public Policy & Professional Development, National Association for Music...

Read More

What the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Means for State Financial Aid Programs

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a complicated process for students and their families. The 100+...

Read More