States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is...

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Teachers’ Concerns Mounting as the School Year Kicks Off

Schools and districts find themselves in an increasingly complex situation as the school year starts. The debate over whether to reopen...

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Recent State Education Policy Actions Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

It’s Pride Month, and while celebrations look different this year, it’s an important time to appreciate the role schools and college...

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The Need for Upskilling and Reskilling in a Time of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have seen many changes to daily life and work. The past few months brought school and...

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Data You Can Use: Will COVID-19 Affect High School Seniors’ Access to Financial Aid?

Colleges are bracing for a decline in enrollment next year as the coronavirus prompts high school seniors to reconsider their plans for the...

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Implications of the 2019 Elections for State Education Leaders

Though the 2019 elections may have been smaller in scale than in 2018, they still brought changes to leadership in several states that...

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Hitting Snooze on School Start Times

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed S.B. 328 last month, California became the first state to mandate school start times. Starting in 2022, high...

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What to Expect in the 2019 Elections

Although 2019 is an odd year in the election cycle, it holds importance for at least six states, where voters will elect new leaders who...

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How States Are Addressing Student Health Concerns During the Measles Outbreak

Measles outbreaks across the United States in 2019 have already broken a 25-year record for the most cases in a year. Schools are at the...

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Emerging Iterations on State Free College Policy in the 2019 Legislative Sessions

State legislatures are officially in full swing, with 44 states plus the District of Columbia in session. At Education Commission of the...

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