State Legislative Action to Support Students’ Mental Health

Students’ mental wellness has a profound impact on their ability to engage in the learning environment and succeed academically....

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States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is...

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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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Postsecondary Funding: Supporting Students of Color

As Education Commission of the States set out to catalog and analyze the various postsecondary funding models in place across the country,...

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Relationships Matter for Student Outcomes, Statistically Speaking

I believe in my heart that relationships matter, especially in education. At BARR, we have science to show that systematic attentiveness to...

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Appreciating Teachers (Like Never Before)

It is Teacher Appreciation Week. There may have never been a time in history when teachers have been so appreciated. With schools closed...

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State Approaches to Secondary CTE Funding

It is estimated that CTE costs may be between 20 and 40 percent higher than those for general academic instruction. In order to meet 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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Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Act on What Is Known

Principle 2: Act on what is known about how students and adults learn. We know much about how the human brain works and how people learn....

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Implications of the 2019 Elections for State Education Leaders

Though the 2019 elections may have been smaller in scale than in 2018, they still brought changes to leadership in several states that...

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