Supporting Student Wellness Through the Arts

By May of this year, an estimated 55.1 million K-12 students participated in virtual learning because of COVID-19. For some students, the...

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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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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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How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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A Turning Point: School Resource Officers and State Policy

In response to national protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several school...

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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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What’s Required to Become a CTE Teacher?

Career and technical education teachers play an essential role in assisting secondary students in exploring possible career interests and...

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Updates to Our Instructional Time Resource

This latest version of our 50-State Comparison on Instructional Time Policies includes developments from the 2019 legislative sessions,...

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