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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Recent State Action in Recognition of LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, founded by a Missouri high school history teacher in 1994 to increase awareness of LGBT issues and the...

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Elevating STEM Education in 2021

Although most students and schools experienced widespread disruptions in 2020, education stakeholders have commented on an unexpected...

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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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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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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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States Explore Solutions to Learning Loss and Equitable Transitions

In the year since the pandemic brought the country to a halt, state policymakers faced challenges transitioning to a remote work and...

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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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Designing Effective K-3 Literacy Policies and Navigating the Pandemic

By now, it is no surprise that early literacy skills are fundamental to educational success. However, teaching literacy is complicated; as...

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States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is...

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