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A Need to Evolve: The Impact of Strained Education Systems

What tensions are straining education systems? Explore impacts on learners with disabilities, funding allocation and the educator workforce.

Published: May 27, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning, Impact and Improvement
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How Public Schools Can Grow Stronger out of Strained Systems

COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted and changed school systems. What does this look like and how can policymakers help?

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Centering Black Voices and Shifting Power: An Interview with the Black Mothers Forum

Janelle Wood from the Black Mothers Forum talks with us about how policy can help empower communities of color and...

Published: April 29, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Equity, Education Policy
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Redefining Instructional Hours to Promote Systemic Innovation

To allow the district to implement new learning-centric strategies effectively Mahtomedi Public Schools needs to remove barriers, including redefining instructional...

Published: April 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Nevada Centers Equity in Leading Education System Design

Nevada creates Blue Ribbon Commission to help re-imagine an education system that is future-ready, resilient, equitable and student-centered.

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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Social Media

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn strategies for using social media in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: March 24, 2021
Topics: 101, Education Policy
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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Calling a Policymaker

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn the strategy for calling your policymakers in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: February 4, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
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Personalized Learning as a Strategy to Support Students During COVID-19: Mapping Education and Policy Trends by the Numbers

Based off proposals to U.S. Department of Education, states continue to look to personalized, competency-based learning practices for more flexibility.

Published: November 12, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Presidential Memo: How The Next President Can Reshape K-12 Education

Recommendations to help our nation’s leaders ensure our education system rebounds stronger than ever.

Published: October 29, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Instructional Loss Does Not Equal Learning Loss

What have Arizona districts and state policymakers been doing to ensure success for all learners, even during a pandemic?

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Advocacy and Education Policies of Tomorrow

What possible futures does Anne Olson see in education policy, and what advocacy strategies can take us there? See her...

Published: September 28, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Collectively Striving for a More Perfect Union

In response to the “patriotic education" Executive Order, we stress understanding our history, good and bad, to create a just,...

Published: September 24, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Systems Change
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Indeed, Kansans Can: Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19

How Kansas is building on years of supporting innovation in education policy during COVID-19.

Published: September 8, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Words Matter: How Utah is Updating Education Policy to Signal the Future of Learning in the State

How can a simple change of phrase lead to a change in accountability systems? See how Utah implemented changes, all...

Published: August 27, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Using Personalized, Competency-Based Learning to Address System Disruptions

How can schools improve the high school to post-secondary transition during a pandemic? ECS released six briefs to help conceptualize.

Published: August 14, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Teacher Preparation

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to build an adaptable and effective educator workforce?

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Social-Emotional Needs

COVID-19 elevated the importance of social-emotional learning. Now how do we center it in our education systems?

Published: August 4, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Social Emotional Learning
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Accountability

Did COVID-19 create an accountability pause or a reset? Lillian Pace explores traditional accountability methods and what will need to...

Published: July 28, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: K-12 Assessments

Are annual accountability assessments a thing of the past?

Published: July 21, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Moving Beyond Waivers: Kentucky’s Story

Kentucky is taking a thoughtful approach to address the connection between seat-time and funding.

Published: July 15, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Introducing the Idaho Mastery Education Framework

Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra introduced the Idaho Mastery Education Framework to an audience of over 300.

Published: June 25, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Help Wanted: Flexibility Needed

What have states, such as Kentucky and Arkansas, been doing to ensure continuity of learning plans and flexibility in preparation...

Published: June 11, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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States Strengthening Human Capital and Infrastructure

States, such as Minnesota and Hawaii, have taken steps to strengthen human capital and infrastructure. How else can states ensure...

Published: May 19, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidance was created to help education policymakers and stakeholders take short- and long-term action to create resilient, equitable education...