States Address Period Poverty With Free Menstrual Products in Schools

An article by Medical News Today defines period poverty as a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste...

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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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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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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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States Address Special Education During COVID-19

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of students in the United States receive special education...

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Robust Data Systems Help States Recover

States with robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are positioned to help support student learning during and after the...

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Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Opportunities to Improve Student Mental Health and Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! It also marks 15 months of a global pandemic that has had dramatic, negative impacts across all...

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 Years Later

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in December 2015, bringing sweeping changes to K-12 education, particularly state...

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Black History Beyond Black History Month

Black History Month was celebrated throughout the United States last month, from the White House to classrooms across the country. In...

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