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Policy Update

Addiction Trends Require States to Change School Medication Policies

State boards of education have a long history of establishing policies to govern safe medication administration, but as new and potentially controversial school health emergencies arise, state boards will need to nimbly amend and expand school emergency medication policies. This policy update highlights states that have recently acted.


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Successful Leaders for Successful Schools: Building and Maintaining a Quality Workforce

States’ systems to support leadership development have received relatively scant attention and resources. This report details the Leadership Study Group's recommendations for how states develop and keep effective leaders; provide examples of promising practices for rural schools; and share insights from partner organizations.


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Bolstering the Second ‘C’ in College and Career Readiness

This report details the Career Readiness Study Group's recommendations for how state boards of education can begin to explore, expand, and enhance career readiness efforts in their states as part of the broader effort to ensure students are prepared for college, careers, and civic life.


The Standard

Preparing Teachers and Leaders

State education policymakers viewing the school landscape may at first see nothing but a vista that calls for thoroughgoing redesign. However, there are many ways to make sure those who teach and lead our children are better prepared and better supported to do their jobs well.


Policy Update

Coordinating an Improved Response to Allergic Reactions in School

Allergic reactions in school settings still threaten the lives of students with alarming frequency. This Policy Update outlines state and federal requirements for stocking epinephrine and recommendations for state board members to ensure proper implementation.


Policy Update

Opt Out Policies by State

States vary in how they respond to parents’ requests to opt children out of standardized testing. This Policy Update compiles information on each state’s response and links to guidance documents.