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A Strategic Plan for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Virginia

Like many states across the country, Virginia struggles with specific and persistent teacher shortages. In fact, the number of unfilled teaching positions in the state increased from 1,063 in the 2019-20 academic year to…


  August 8, 2022

  Blog Post



  Teachers & Leaders

5 Ways States Can Improve Reporting on Student Access to Effective Teachers

Having a qualified, effective teacher remains paramount to achieve educational equity for all students. However, students of color and students from low-income backgrounds continue to more likely be taught by…


  July 27, 2022

  Blog Post


  AR, CO, FL, MA, MD, WA

  Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

Including Teachers’ Voices in State Policy Decisions

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day — the start of a week dedicated to supporting teachers across the nation as the profession continues to face challenges. To truly appreciate teachers, it…


  May 3, 2022

  Blog Post


  CO, GA, NC, NM, OK, TX


Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2022 State of the State Addresses

This report is a collaboration with the National Governors Association. We are grateful for this partnership.


  March 15, 2022

  Policy Report

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

  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VI, WA, WI

  Finance, Governance, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

3 Ways to Strengthen the Substitute Teacher Workforce

During the pandemic, the shortage of substitute teachers has become a crisis, prompting policymakers across the country to look for ways to alleviate the pressure on school systems.


  February 7, 2022

  Blog Post



  Teachers & Leaders