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Keeping Schools Safe While Protecting Students’ Privacy

Since 1970, 2,511 K-12 students have been wounded or killed in school shootings in the United States, and 2021 witnessed the largest number in a single year. School districts have adopted surveillance…


  June 28, 2022

  Blog Post


  CO, NE, UT

  Safety, Students & Families

50-State Comparison: Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Policies

Dual enrollment courses provide students with the opportunity to access advanced learning experiences, earn high school and college credit simultaneously, and possibly lower their tuition burden toward a postsecondary degree….


  June 21, 2022

  50-State Comparison

  High School, Postsecondary


  Accountability, Assessment, Finance, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

States Address Period Poverty With Free Menstrual Products in Schools

An article by Medical News Today defines period poverty as a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste management or a combination of these barriers. A national…


  June 13, 2022

  Blog Post

  K-12, Postsecondary


  Safety, Students & Families

State Approaches to Teach Consent in Health Education Classrooms

This year, ECS examined state K-12 sex education policies and health education standards related to instruction about consent. Health education has gained a renewed focus in recent months as states…


  April 27, 2022

  Blog Post


  MD, NJ, OR, VT, WA

  Safety, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families

How Children’s Cabinets Can Meet the Needs of Families and Youth

The pandemic laid bare the lack of social safety nets in states, necessitating innovative solutions but also illuminating systemic problems. For example, when regular service-delivery routines for youth and families…


  April 22, 2022

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)


  Governance, Safety, Students & Families