Addressing Teacher Shortages by Adjusting Teacher Salaries

Earlier this year, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called on National Guard members and state workers to serve as substitute...

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Innovative Ways States Are Using ESSER Funds

More than one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, plans have been approved in all 50 states, the District of...

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Including Teachers’ Voices in State Policy Decisions

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day — the start of a week dedicated to supporting teachers across the nation as the profession continues to...

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4 Ways States Are Using American Rescue Plan Funds

In the third school year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, state education leaders are using the unprecedented federal investment to...

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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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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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