2022 Election Outcomes and Implications for State Education Policy

With the dust settling on the 2022 election season, Education Commission of the States is here to analyze the state results. Races for...

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Meet the New Governors: Education Priorities of Governor-Elects

On Nov. 8, Americans in 36 states cast their ballots to elect their state governor. In eight of these races, no incumbent was on the ballot...

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South Carolina Expands Access to Computer Science Education

Computer science is required for many of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs in our country. However, according to the latest State of...

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State Policies Impacting LGBTQIA+ Students in 2022

An estimated 22.5% of high schoolers across the country self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or other identity. In 2022,...

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2022 Elections Set to Have Outsized Impact on Education

The 2022 general elections could reshape the education landscape in much of the country as education issues continue to be a top priority...

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Affordable Health Benefits Are Key to High-Quality Teacher Compensation

When I worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was offered a variety of health benefit plans sponsored by the state. All had great...

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5 Ways States Can Improve Reporting on Student Access to Effective Teachers

Having a qualified, effective teacher remains paramount to achieve educational equity for all students. However, students of color and...

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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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