Grow Your Own Programs for Teachers: A Look at Programs and Policies

In August, the Tennessee Department of Education launched a competitive grant program to facilitate the development and expansion of Grow...

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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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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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State Approaches to Secondary CTE Funding

It is estimated that CTE costs may be between 20 and 40 percent higher than those for general academic instruction. In order to meet the...

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Statewide Changes to Postsecondary Governance in 2019

Now that the 2019 session is wrapping up, we can look back at a couple states that made surprise moves to reorganize their postsecondary...

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Hitting Snooze on School Start Times

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed S.B. 328 last month, California became the first state to mandate school start times. Starting in 2022, high...

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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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The Other Branch: Exploring Cook v. Raimondo

A new court case out of Rhode Island is challenging the way we think about the purpose of public education in America. Or is it simply...

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How Teachers Are Informing State Policy

If you want to know how best to meet the needs of students, start by asking a teacher. Teachers know what supports and strategies students...

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2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways

This is one of two posts on 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership”. In...

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