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Strong Start to Finish Learning Network Convening

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JULY 7-9

National Forum on Education Policy

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September 2021

Arts Education Partnership Annual Convening

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At no other time in my living memory has the United States experienced such an intense reckoning with its racial history. As the Virginia secretary of education, I live and work in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, and I am faced...

2020 has brought countless surprises, hardships and feelings of helplessness to many. The country’s youngest students are no exception...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have seen many changes to daily life and work. The past few months brought school and business closures along with a record number of unemployment claims. With the unemployment rate continuing upward, states may need to re-assess the needs of individuals without employment and determine how to help them reenter the workforce into good jobs as part of economic recovery.

In 1918, children started singing a new skipping rhyme on American playgrounds: I had a little bird, its name was Enza, I opened up the window, and in flew Enza.Over the next two years, the influenza pandemic would turn those children’s world...

Many resources already exist in the postsecondary education funding space like the State Higher Education Finance report, projects focused on performance- and outcomes-based models and numerous resources on postsecondary education funding from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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