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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States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is...

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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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Integrating the Arts to Ensure All Students Can Engage in Learning

In our uncertain times, it is critical for all students to have access to arts education — provided by a highly qualified arts-teaching...

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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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How Teacher Reciprocity Can Help Schools Reopen

Teachers, doctors, and lawyers share one thing in common: when they move from state to state, their licenses may not follow. While licenses...

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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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Improving Teacher Workforce Diversity

According to the U.S. Department of Education, over half of the nation’s K-12 students are children of color, while about 80% of the...

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The COVID-19 Slide and What It Could Mean for Student Achievement

When students, educators and administrators return to school after the COVID-19 school closures, classrooms will be a changed landscape....

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