It’s undeniable that it is difficult to confront the issue of race. Many of us do lack the skills or experience to have these discussions without getting defensive or putting others on the defensive. But before we can successfully address all the barriers that prevent our kids from succeeding in school, we need to lay the groundwork ...
We as state leaders have faced challenging questions in the past few months as we work to protect the health and safety of our citizens. This is particularly true when it comes to the already unique challenges of educating and supporting students.
The coronavirus has upended the U.S. economy and education system in ways few would have imagined just two months ago. State and local leaders now know that millions of students are losing academic ground.
Research tells us that a child’s experiences in the early years build a foundation of social, emotional and cognitive development that they will need to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Now that many school and district buildings are closed, state leaders, educators and in some cases, business leaders are looking at how best to provide continuity of education and support services to their students and communities.
Education Commission of the States tracks state education policy on a wide variety of education topics. There are three options available: