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COVID-19 Series: Accountability and School Improvement

This Policy Outline reviews the topics of accountability and school improvement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides both policy considerations and policy examples for state leaders looking…

 

  October 26, 2020

  Data Visualization

  Early Education (P-3), High School, K-12, Postsecondary

  AZ, LA, NC, SC, TN

  Accountability, Safety

State Legislative Action to Support Students’ Mental Health

Students’ mental wellness has a profound impact on their ability to engage in the learning environment and succeed academically. Unfortunately, students in K-12 report high levels of stress, depression and…

 

  October 21, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12

  CO, KY, MD, ME, OK, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV

  Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

State Policies to Enhance Transitions Into Kindergarten

This Policy Guide provides an overview of state strategies for streamlining and making successful the transition from pre-K into kindergarten. It draws on examples from nine states and identifies three…

 

  October 20, 2020

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  AL, CO, CT, FL, IL, MI, NC, OR, RI

  Transitions

Building a Diverse Teacher Workforce

This Policy Brief provides a summary of key research on the benefits of expanding the racial/ethnic diversity of teachers in K-12 classrooms. It also features examples of state-level action intended…

 

  August 3, 2020

  Policy Report

  High School, K-12, Postsecondary

  AR, CA, CO, CT, MA, MN, NJ, NM, OR, WA, WI

  Attendance, ESSA, Finance, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

50-State Comparison: Teacher Employment Contract Policies

Teacher employment contract policies can impact teacher compensation and benefits, performance evaluations and retention. These are key issues for state policymakers amid growing teacher activism and an emphasis on quality…

 

  July 29, 2020

  50-State Comparison

  Unassigned

  Nationwide

  Teachers & Leaders