2022 Election Outcomes and Implications for State Education Policy

With the dust settling on the 2022 election season, Education Commission of the States is here to analyze the state results. Races for...

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South Carolina Expands Access to Computer Science Education

Computer science is required for many of the fastest-growing, highest-paying jobs in our country. However, according to the latest State of...

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2022 Elections Set to Have Outsized Impact on Education

The 2022 general elections could reshape the education landscape in much of the country as education issues continue to be a top priority...

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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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School Prayer and State Policy: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District Explained

Prayer in school has been a debated topic in education policy for decades and has recently been pulled back into the national spotlight...

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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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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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An Inside Look at FAFSA Completion as a Graduation Requirement

For the past several legislative sessions, state leaders interested in increasing high school seniors’ FAFSA completion rates have...

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Recent Legislative Trends Addressing the Ongoing Suicide Crisis

This September, during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we reflect on the current state of students’ mental health and the...

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