OCTOBER 20 – 21
Virtual Forum on Education Policy
Join us in this two-day event for state leaders who work in education policy.
The U.S. Senate recently introduced the ACCESS to Careers Act, a bipartisan bill that continues the trend set by the current administration to accelerate economic recovery and set individuals on the path to good jobs.
With teacher appreciation week only a few weeks behind us and mental health awareness month coming to a close, we have a great opportunity to reflect on a pressing issue in the life of many teachers — their mental health.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 14% of students in the United States receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students who receive special education services have experienced tremendous and unique educational hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life and learning on colleges campuses across the country, concerns mounted about the potential impact on students’ mental health. The emerging data, however, are somewhat mixed with respect to the effects on students, especially with surveys that often capture a particular point in time.
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.
Education Commission of the States tracks state education policy on a wide variety of education topics. There are three options available: