4 Ways States Are Using American Rescue Plan Funds

In the third school year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, state education leaders are using the unprecedented federal investment to...

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Want to Build Back Better? Consider Early Childhood Districts

A new day may be approaching for early care and education as Congress considers a reconciliation package that would inject approximately...

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2021 Elections Results Set the Stage for 2022

In this off-cycle year, few changes in education leadership were expected ahead of the Nov. 2 vote. However, results in the handful of...

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Key Takeaways From Louisiana’s FAFSA Now Pilot

Three years after implementing FAFSA as a graduation requirement, Louisiana improved FAFSA completion by more than 24%. The FAFSA Now...

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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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Racial Equity Considerations in FAFSA Completion Policies

In an effort to support students’ transition to postsecondary education, many states are considering  policies that would make FAFSA...

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Recent State Action in Recognition of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, founded by a Missouri high school history teacher in 1994 to increase awareness of LGBT issues and the...

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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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How States Are Helping School Districts Maximize Federal K-12 Relief

States, school districts and charter schools will be receiving $190 billion in federal aid from the three relief packages passed since...

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Early Care and Education: 2021 State Legislation Update

In recent years (think way back to pre-pandemic times), legislation concerning early education had been increasing steadily in number,...

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