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States Consider School Liability Protections

A host of issues have complicated school reopening plans, including liability concerns if students or staff are infected. This issue is especially relevant as we see colleges and K-12 schools carefully measure reopening plans,…

 

  September 16, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12, Postsecondary

  AZ, CA, CT, KY, LA, MA, NJ, TN

  Accountability, Safety

Liability or Not? Schools Reopen With Questions on the Table

As schools and districts continue to negotiate the safest mode of learning this year, the question of whether schools can be held liable for infections to students or staff looms large. This issue has…

 

  September 9, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12, Postsecondary

  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

  Accountability, Safety

How Reopening Plans Changed the Vaccination Conversation

In recent years, policy activity and public discourse has focused on religious and philosophical exemptions for mandatory vaccine requirements for school-age children. During the pandemic, the conversation has shifted to…

 

  September 3, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12

  AL, CO, CT, DC, DE, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WI

  Safety, Students & Families

50-State Comparison: Free and Compulsory School Age Requirements

Age requirements for free and compulsory education help policymakers ensure that students receive the benefits of early education and support a reduction in dropout rates. Depending on the state, students…

 

  August 19, 2020

  50-State Comparison

  K-12

  Nationwide

  Attendance

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