Results of the 2020 Statewide Elections

In a year of historic voter turnout, voters across the country cast their ballots for important education leadership positions and on...

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Data You Can Use: Students’ Mental Health Needs in 2020

In 1918, children started singing a new skipping rhyme on American playgrounds: I had a little bird, its name was Enza, I opened up the...

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How the 2020 State Elections Could Shape Education Systems

With national attention on the presidential race this election year, it can be easy to forget the important leadership positions and ballot...

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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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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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The Other Branch: Outcomes of Gary B. v. Snyder

A year ago, we wrote about Gary B. v. Snyder: a federal case filed in 2016 on behalf of students in the Detroit Public Schools Community...

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Data You Can Use: Keeping Pace With Labor Market Change

Riding the crest of the Roaring ‘20s, the Casa Loma Orchestra recorded the iconic song “Happy Days Are Here Again” on October 29,...

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Competency-Based Education: State Policy Options for COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery

States are charting their path forward to reopen schools, but learning loss projections and the potential for additional school closures in...

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