Affordable Health Benefits Are Key to High-Quality Teacher Compensation

When I worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was offered a variety of health benefit plans sponsored by the state. All had great...

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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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3 State Policy Levers to Support Teacher Mental Health

With teacher appreciation week only a few weeks behind us and mental health awareness month coming to a close, we have a...

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Robust Data Systems Help States Recover

States with robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are positioned to help support student learning during and after the...

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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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States Establish Holocaust Education Policies

The Days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust were commemorated across the country during the week of April 4th this year. This...

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3 Ways Policymakers Can Support Remote Learning for Young Children

Policymakers know the 2020-21 school year feels different for all educators — but especially for those who have been building...

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States Assess Accountability Requirements During COVID-19

The final year of ESSA implementation brought a wave of unprecedented challenges to education systems nationwide. In response to the...

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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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