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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3 State Policy Levers to Support Teacher Mental Health

With teacher appreciation week only a few weeks behind us and mental health awareness month coming to a close, we have a...

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Robust Data Systems Help States Recover

States with robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are positioned to help support student learning during and after the...

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How States Are Helping School Districts Maximize Federal K-12 Relief

States, school districts and charter schools will be receiving $190 billion in federal aid from the three relief packages passed since...

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State Policymakers Consider Teacher Workforce Issues

As we surpass the one-year mark of the pandemic, state policymakers continue to grapple with profound issues impacting student opportunity...

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States Establish Holocaust Education Policies

The Days of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust were commemorated across the country during the week of April 4th this year. This...

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Black History Beyond Black History Month

Black History Month was celebrated throughout the United States last month, from the White House to classrooms across the country. In...

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