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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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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Top 2021 Education Legislative Trends

As we approach the end of a wild 2021, we’d like to take a moment to look back on the legislative education policy trends we saw this...

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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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Recent State Action in Recognition of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, founded by a Missouri high school history teacher in 1994 to increase awareness of LGBT issues and the...

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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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College Students’ Mental Health During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life and learning on colleges campuses across the country, concerns...

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How States Are Helping School Districts Maximize Federal K-12 Relief

States, school districts and charter schools will be receiving $190 billion in federal aid from the three relief packages passed since...

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State Action to Revitalize Regional Economies Inclusively

As state leaders take action to help their communities recover from pandemic-induced economic devastation, they can look for new ways to...

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