The Ever-Changing Landscape of State Assessments

This year, more states left national assessment consortia and instead, opted to create their own, state-specific exams — a trend we’ve...

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Keeping Students Safe: A Review of Governors’ School Safety Priorities

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently offered new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety. As the commission moves forward...

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How Does Arts Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions?

This guest post comes from Lynn Tuttle, director of public policy and professional development at the National Association for Music...

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Civic and Career Readiness: State strategies

With many competing educational priorities, policymakers need approaches that advance multiple student outcomes. A founding purpose of...

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How The Great Recession Impacted Teacher Pay

The most recent economic downturn – commonly referred to as the Great Recession – impacted all aspects of our society including public...

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Changes in State Education Leadership

Note: this blog post was updated on Dec. 15, 2016, with final election results. The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement

A vibrant democracy depends on the informed and active participation of citizens. A dedicated group of Colorado high school students did...

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