A By-The-Numbers Approach to Exploring the Arts in Charters

In the 2018-19 school year, nearly 175,000 pre-K-12 students attended a charter school with a curricular focus in the arts. These charter...

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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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The Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 Years Later

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in December 2015, bringing sweeping changes to K-12 education, particularly state...

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Results of the 2020 Statewide Elections

In a year of historic voter turnout, voters across the country cast their ballots for important education leadership positions and on...

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Liability or Not? Schools Reopen With Questions on the Table

As schools and districts continue to negotiate the safest mode of learning this year, the question of whether schools can be held liable...

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Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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Examining State Policies During National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Throughout the month of October, the International Dyslexia Association, the National Institute for Learning Development and other...

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Building Awareness and Policy Supports for Foster Youth Educational Success

As May draws to a close, so does National Foster Care Month. The more than 440,000 youths who are currently in foster care — and the...

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Hidden No More: How States and Districts Are Helping K-12 Homeless Students

States and districts are finding avenues to assist homeless students, a population who struggles to be seen and whose numbers continue to...

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How Are States Paying for New School Safety Measures?

School safety continues to be a priority for state education leaders across the nation. It was identified as one of six key education...

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