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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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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Policymakers Continue to Address Suicide Prevention in 2022

Last September, Education Commission of the States released a blog post recognizing National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and...

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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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Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health and the...

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Innovations in Distance Education When Broadband Is Not an Option

State leaders are at a pivotal moment: Let’s reimagine learning while addressing inequitable access to broadband...

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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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How State Policy Can Help People Rebound and Advance

Updated: Oct. 5 An equitable economic recovery supports people who have been historically underserved and left out of opportunity,...

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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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