How the 2020 State Elections Could Shape Education Systems

With national attention on the presidential race this election year, it can be easy to forget the important leadership positions and ballot...

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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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The COVID-19 Slide and What It Could Mean for Student Achievement

When students, educators and administrators return to school after the COVID-19 school closures, classrooms will be a changed landscape....

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Connecting Students to Mental Health Care Through Telehealth Technology

Approximately 1 in 6 school-age children experience a mental health disorder each year, and experts estimate up to 60% of students do not...

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How States Are Addressing the Student Vaping Epidemic

Did you know nearly 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school children currently use electronic cigarettes? Between 2011 and...

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Making Sense of State Governance Structures in Postsecondary Education

We recently released a comprehensive set of resources related to state postsecondary governance structures. Given the complexity of the...

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Hidden No More: How States and Districts Are Helping K-12 Homeless Students

States and districts are finding avenues to assist homeless students, a population who struggles to be seen and whose numbers continue to...

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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.”...

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How Is the Opioid Crisis Affecting Schools and Students?

The opioid crisis facing our nation is both significant and complex. In 2016 alone, approximately 11.5 million Americans misused...

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