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How Connecticut’s Home Visit Program Improved Chronic Absenteeism

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have struggled to reengage students who are chronically absent from school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 72% of schools reported an increase in…


  May 25, 2023

  Blog Post



  Attendance, Students & Families

How States Can Support Ongoing Academic Recovery

School closures, quarantines and staffing uncertainties have contributed to the biggest math and reading declines our country has seen in more than two decades.    The recent State of the American Student report from the…


  April 28, 2023

  Blog Post



  Students & Families, Transitions

Lessons in Data Governance for State Education Leaders

This Policy Brief stems from a Thinkers Meeting hosted by Education Commission of the States that gathered experts in data governance to discuss how state leaders can avoid common pitfalls that undermine data governance policies.


  April 25, 2023

  Policy Report

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

  CA, CT, HI, KY, MD, MO, MT, VT, WA

  Accountability, Governance, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2023 State of the State Addresses

The full report highlights the top seven trends we found across state education-related proposals and features state examples of each.


  March 14, 2023

  Policy Report

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


  Finance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

Addressing Health Disparities Through School-Based Health Services

This Policy Brief shows how states have enacted policies that promote school-based health centers and community schools to provide equitable access to physical and mental health services for all students.


  February 24, 2023

  Policy Report


  AR, CA, CO, DE, IL, LA, MA, NM, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WV

  Students & Families