Creating Equitable Access to Computer Science Education

Computer science education is part of a well-rounded educational experience. It provides course opportunities for students while also...

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2022 Data Privacy Legislation in Review

Data privacy and security continue to be a priority in education, especially among parents and students who wish to minimize risks of...

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Measuring Students’ Mental Health While Protecting Their Privacy

The COVID-19 pandemic’s full psychological toll on youth remains unknown, but alarming evidence of that toll — including a rise in...

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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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The Nation’s Report Card Is Back: What Do the Results Say?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of...

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State Policies Impacting LGBTQIA+ Students in 2022

An estimated 22.5% of high schoolers across the country self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or other identity. In 2022,...

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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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States Make Strategic Gains in Early Care and Education Policy in 2022

Using data-informed decisions paired with bipartisan support for early care and education, state policymakers achieved significant, yet...

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How States Can Strengthen K-12 Civics Education

In the United States, civic education prepares each successive generation for informed, effective and lifelong engagement in the...

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Keeping Schools Safe While Protecting Students’ Privacy

Since 1970, 2,511 K-12 students have been wounded or killed in school shootings in the United States, and 2021 witnessed the largest number...

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