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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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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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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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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How States Allocate Funding for Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

Our recent 50-State Comparison on K-12 Funding looks at states’ general funding mechanisms and the additional funding systems they employ...

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Hitting Snooze on School Start Times

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed S.B. 328 last month, California became the first state to mandate school start times. Starting in 2022, high...

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Workforce Development Boards: Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

As states assess their workforce needs and opportunities for further economic development, workforce boards commonly go beyond the 12...

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Workforce Development: Who Has a Seat at the Table?

As any good meeting planner will tell you, one needs to ensure the right individuals attend. Those who can provide insight and guidance to...

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Connecting Education to the Workforce

Researchers project that 85% of the jobs that will comprise the workforce in 2030 don’t currently exist today. Developing a workforce...

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Public Health in Schools Meets Religious and Philosophical Beliefs

In the past year, New York City saw a large scale measles outbreak, bringing forth news stories and public discourse around whether states...

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