Using Data to Understand Teacher Retention in Minnesota

Data collection can be a powerful tool for policymakers in crafting and implementing targeted, effective and sustainable policy solutions....

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School Prayer and State Policy: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District Explained

Prayer in school has been a debated topic in education policy for decades and has recently been pulled back into the national spotlight...

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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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2021 Elections Results Set the Stage for 2022

In this off-cycle year, few changes in education leadership were expected ahead of the Nov. 2 vote. However, results in the handful of...

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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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State Policymakers Consider Teacher Workforce Issues

As we surpass the one-year mark of the pandemic, state policymakers continue to grapple with profound issues impacting student opportunity...

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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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States Explore Solutions to Learning Loss and Equitable Transitions

In the year since the pandemic brought the country to a halt, state policymakers faced challenges transitioning to a remote work and...

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Black History Beyond Black History Month

Black History Month was celebrated throughout the United States last month, from the White House to classrooms across the country. In...

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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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