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Support for Students in Foster Care

This Policy Brief provides an overview of state policy approaches that address barriers for students in foster care, and it includes legislative examples from more than 10 states. This brief…

 

  September 21, 2020

  Policy Report

  K-12

  AZ, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WA

  Attendance, ESSA, Students & Families, Transitions

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

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

Policy Solutions That Foster Competency-Based Learning

This Policy Brief identifies opportunities for states to maximize this year’s virtual or hybrid environments to tailor learning and instruction for students. It draws on seven core elements for personalized,…

 

  August 12, 2020

  Policy Report

  High School, Postsecondary

  CO, KS, KY, SC, UT, WA

  Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Transitions

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