State Legislative Action to Support Students’ Mental Health

Students’ mental wellness has a profound impact on their ability to engage in the learning environment and succeed academically....

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Now Is the Time for Digital Citizenship Education

In today’s technology-rich world, preserving the American democracy involves ensuring that digital tools facilitate the productive and...

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Supporting English Learners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As state, district and school leaders transition back into learning this fall — whether in-person, distanced or both — they are working...

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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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How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine...

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Recent State Education Policy Actions Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

It’s Pride Month, and while celebrations look different this year, it’s an important time to appreciate the role schools and college...

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Digital Citizenship in the Time of COVID-19: How Can States Change the Narrative?

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in students’ lives, it is becoming more important for educators to model and teach how to...

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Adjusting to a New ‘Normal’ in Education

Now that many school and district buildings are closed, state leaders, educators and in some cases, business leaders are looking at how...

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States Putting Early Career Exploration to Work for Students

Research has found that adolescence is a time when students begin to think more abstractly, learn through teamwork and have a desire to...

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Updates to Our Instructional Time Resource

This latest version of our 50-State Comparison on Instructional Time Policies includes developments from the 2019 legislative sessions,...

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