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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Can Early Retirement Policies Help Protect Teachers and Budgets?

As Americans continue to navigate the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, some educators are considering an option many states...

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How Governors Can Lead Schools Out of the Pandemic

Governors are often likened to orchestra conductors: keeping many players in sync by using the powers of office. This skill set has been on...

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How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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12 States Accelerate Developmental Education Reforms During the Pandemic

Amid unprecedented challenges to nearly every aspect of higher education, it’s been difficult to continue commitments to institutional...

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How States Support Intensive Special Education Services

Both states and the federal government recognize that the additional services required to adequately support the learning of special...

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Now More Than Ever, A Need for Measured Policymaking

We as state leaders have faced challenging questions in the past few months as we work to protect the health and safety of our citizens....

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Governors Leading the Way to Career Readiness

Recognizing that the key to financial success increasingly can be found in higher levels of education, America’s governors are taking...

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

It’s the season of gratitude — the time to reflect and celebrate, to give back and to count our successes. This year has been full of...

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Policing Postsecondary Campuses

An earlier post in this series covered student safety in higher education, specifically as it relates to guns on campus. Another key focus...

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