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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Making Sense of Governance in Early Childhood

Research increasingly shows that the first five years of life are a critical period for child development. States have responded by ramping...

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Appreciating Teachers (Like Never Before)

It is Teacher Appreciation Week. There may have never been a time in history when teachers have been so appreciated. With schools closed...

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Accelerating Educator Capacity: How Can States Reimagine Ed Tech Professional Learning?

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone...

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Financial Literacy Is a Growing Focus in Education Curricula

One of my favorite elementary school memories was our class trip to Young AmeriTowne, a program put on by the Young Americans Center for...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

UPDATED 11/19. This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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Keeping Students Safe: A Review of Governors’ School Safety Priorities

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently offered new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety. As the commission moves forward...

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How Does Arts Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions?

This guest post comes from Lynn Tuttle, director of public policy and professional development at the National Association for Music...

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Revisiting a Data Conference Through Legislation

At the beginning of August, I attended the National Center for Education Statistics’ STATS-DC Data Conference. It was a wonderful...

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Data Systems and Informed Education Policy

On Nov. 16, 2016, revisions to the key takeaways of this 50-State Comparison (and blog) were made.  The importance of data in informing...

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