States Advance K-12 Funding Equity in 2022

As 2022 legislative sessions wrap up and state budgets get finalized in many states, a clearer picture is now available on what funding...

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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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Want to Build Back Better? Consider Early Childhood Districts

A new day may be approaching for early care and education as Congress considers a reconciliation package that would inject approximately...

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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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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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Private School Choice Policies in the Era of COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, school choice policies have remained prominent in state policy conversations. A supreme court...

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What’s Next for School Accountability?

Little did we know, the final year of ESSA implementation would be intertwined with a wave of unprecedented challenges to the education...

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Early Care and Education: 2021 State Legislation Update

In recent years (think way back to pre-pandemic times), legislation concerning early education had been increasing steadily in number,...

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Dance Counts: How Policymakers Can Support Access to Quality Arts Education

Photo by Pink Afterglow Photography. Courtesy of Dr Phillips High School Dance Magnet. Schools across the country have made great strides...

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