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As building-level leaders, school principals play a key role in ensuring every student receives high-quality and equitable arts learning as part of a well-rounded education. Building on the first release of What School Leaders Can Do to Increase Arts Education in 2011, this updated guide offers three concrete actions school leaders can take to increase the arts in education in their schools. Each action is supported by low- or no-cost strategies — outlined in this guide — that school leaders have used and found effective.
This infographic illustrates the potential impact of the 2018 elections on state education leaders, including chief state school officers, state higher education executive officers and state board members.
This special report, released in collaboration with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, discusses state policies concerning dual enrollment instructor qualifications, the faculty qualification policies of regional accreditation organizations and strategies focused on increasing the number of high school instructors qualified to teach dual enrollment courses.
While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.
Three foundations launch network with $13M investment in English and math evidence-based practices to boost college graduation.