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2021 Elections May Prompt Changes in State Education Leadership

It’s that time of year again — elections season! Since 2021 is an off-cycle year for most states, only a handful are conducting elections for key education leadership roles this…


  October 15, 2021

  Blog Post

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



Interrupted Instruction

Although many state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have come via governors’ executive orders and state education agency guidance, this Policy Snapshot captures legislative examples from 17 states that address interrupted instruction. 


  October 7, 2021

  Policy Report

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

  AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, KY, LA, MD, NC, NJ, PA, TN, TX, VT, WA

  Accountability, Assessment, Safety, Students & Families, Transitions

American Rescue Plan Funds Can Support Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

Young children with disabilities and developmental delays experienced unique hardships during the pandemic, including a significant decline in access to early childhood special education services (ECSE). In the first three months of the pandemic, 40% of parents of children who receive ECSE reported that their children were not receiving…


  August 30, 2021

  Blog Post

  Early Education (P-3)



A Systems Focus to Improve School Readiness

This Special Report looks at the malleable and transformative components of educational and health considerations (and their intersections) as they impact school readiness. It provides examples of innovative state programs and policies, highlights new federal financial supports and closes with state-level policy takeaways.


  August 10, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  CT, DE, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NM, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY

  Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Early Care and Education Governance

This Policy Outline provides examples of innovative practices from around the country, as well as a key set of questions for state leaders to consider.


  June 23, 2021

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  HI, ND, NM