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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Policymakers Continue to Address Suicide Prevention in 2022

Last September, Education Commission of the States released a blog post recognizing National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and...

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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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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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State Legislative Action to Support Students’ Mental Health

Students’ mental wellness has a profound impact on their ability to engage in the learning environment and succeed academically....

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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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Teacher License Reciprocity: An Updated Look

Educational research shows that, of the school-based factors impacting student achievement, teachers have the greatest level of influence....

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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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Opportunities for Career Credentials in Secondary CTE

Obtaining career credentials in a secondary setting can serve as a strong indication of skills to a student’s future employers and...

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Information for State Policymakers Looking to Advance K-12 Financial Education

According to a 2018-2019 report from Next Gen Personal Finance, 16 percent of high school students are required to take a personal finance...

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