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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Using Data to Understand Teacher Retention in Minnesota

Data collection can be a powerful tool for policymakers in crafting and implementing targeted, effective and sustainable policy solutions....

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Addressing Teacher Shortages by Adjusting Teacher Salaries

Earlier this year, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called on National Guard members and state workers to serve as substitute...

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A Strategic Plan for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Virginia

Like many states across the country, Virginia struggles with specific and persistent teacher shortages. In fact, the number of unfilled...

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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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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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2021 Elections Results Set the Stage for 2022

In this off-cycle year, few changes in education leadership were expected ahead of the Nov. 2 vote. However, results in the handful of...

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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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Racial Equity Considerations in FAFSA Completion Policies

In an effort to support students’ transition to postsecondary education, many states are considering  policies that would make FAFSA...

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States Address Special Education During COVID-19

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of students in the United States receive special education...

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