Unprecedented activity around remote learning has revealed a wide range of state policy approaches. This page, updated regularly, provides a status report on each state.
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April 03, 2020
March 15, 2020
The coronavirus could severely test state laws for how many days schools must be in session and when they must stop and start, and major consequences such as levels of education funding could hang in the balance.
January 29, 2020
A new generation of Iowans are preparing to caucus for the first time. Here's how their teachers are preparing them, and what it says about civics education in 2020.
January 22, 2020
John White, the nation's longest-serving state K-12 schools superintendent who's stepping down in March, said the environment for education leaders has become more cynical and less idealistic in some respects.
January 20, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court will arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that's been closely watched by both friends and opponent of private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs.
January 15, 2020
It's pretty obvious by now that many Democrats are growing increasingly uncomfortable supporting charter schools. But New Hampshire lawmakers have taken the unusual step of rejecting federal charter school grant money.
January 13, 2020
How have private school choice and "right to work" laws driven political donations from teachers' unions and education reform groups? New research tries to answer that question, and finds some surprising results.
January 08, 2020
John White, the high-profile superintendent of Louisiana schools who led the system for eight years and polarized opinion in the education policy world, will step down on March 11.
December 18, 2019
Over the past three years, states have used policy levers to push virtual schools to increase attendance and completion, and to make funding for them more transparent, according to the Education Commission of the States.
November 19, 2019
"Republicans are losing their Democratic partners for their preferred education policy direction - that may signal the end of its rise," a Michigan State associate professor told us in assessing the political landscape for K-12 initiatives.