Trends in State Allocations of ESSER Funds

After passing the Sept. 30 deadline for states to allocate CARES Act relief funds, states are on track to spend the first round of...

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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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States Advance K-12 Funding Equity in 2022

As 2022 legislative sessions wrap up and state budgets get finalized in many states, a clearer picture is now available on what funding...

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States Address Period Poverty With Free Menstrual Products in Schools

An article by Medical News Today defines period poverty as a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste...

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Innovative Ways States Are Using ESSER Funds

More than one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, plans have been approved in all 50 states, the District of...

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State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

Last year, Education Commission of the States released a blog post for Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month highlighting state...

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A State Policy Vision for Arts Literacies Integration

The importance of meaning making in childhood was one of the foundational learnings from the Arts Education Partnership’s work on The...

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Results of the 2020 Statewide Elections

In a year of historic voter turnout, voters across the country cast their ballots for important education leadership positions and on...

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How the 2020 State Elections Could Shape Education Systems

With national attention on the presidential race this election year, it can be easy to forget the important leadership positions and ballot...

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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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