2021 Elections May Prompt Changes in State Education Leadership

It’s that time of year again — elections season! Since 2021 is an off-cycle year for most states, only a handful are conducting...

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Iowa Explores Universal FAFSA Completion

In early 2021, staffers at Iowa College Aid planned a series of virtual convenings to elicit a range of perspectives and strategies on...

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An Inside Look at FAFSA Completion as a Graduation Requirement

For the past several legislative sessions, state leaders interested in increasing high school seniors’ FAFSA completion rates have...

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Early STEM: Gaining Ground in Leading States

To assist states in expanding equitable access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math experiences in pre-K through grade...

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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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Teacher License Reciprocity for Military Spouses

According to written testimony from the U.S. Department of Defense, “Barriers to the transfer and acceptance of certifications and...

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Data You Can Use: Will COVID-19 Affect High School Seniors’ Access to Financial Aid?

Colleges are bracing for a decline in enrollment next year as the coronavirus prompts high school seniors to reconsider their plans for the...

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Information for State Policymakers Looking to Advance K-12 Financial Education

According to a 2018-2019 report from Next Gen Personal Finance, 16 percent of high school students are required to take a personal finance...

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Governors Leading the Way to Career Readiness

Recognizing that the key to financial success increasingly can be found in higher levels of education, America’s governors are taking...

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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Prioritize, Rather Than Prescribe

This year has seen a wave of activity around teacher compensation and education spending. State leaders have an opportunity to...

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