What Can We Expect in the 2023 Legislative Sessions?

With new legislative sessions beginning, we can learn what education policy trends potentially await in the 2023 sessions by looking at...

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Trends and Changes in Approaches to School Safety

In response to school shootings and other incidents of school violence, state policymakers have sought to protect students and improve...

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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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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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5 Ways States Can Improve Reporting on Student Access to Effective Teachers

Having a qualified, effective teacher remains paramount to achieve educational equity for all students. However, students of color and...

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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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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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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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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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