Top 2021 Education Legislative Trends

As we approach the end of a wild 2021, we’d like to take a moment to look back on the legislative education policy trends we saw this...

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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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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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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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Dance Counts: How Policymakers Can Support Access to Quality Arts Education

Photo by Pink Afterglow Photography. Courtesy of Dr Phillips High School Dance Magnet. Schools across the country have made great strides...

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3 Ways to Support Experiential Learning During and Beyond the Pandemic

Over the past several years, states across the country have made considerable progress in expanding experiential and work-based learning,...

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Designing Effective K-3 Literacy Policies and Navigating the Pandemic

By now, it is no surprise that early literacy skills are fundamental to educational success. However, teaching literacy is complicated; as...

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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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