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The Standard - Article

Debunking Myths about Students with Disabilities

State policy should confront the pervasive low expectations that the outcomes reveal.


Understanding Special Education Teacher Shortages

State policies meaningfully affect recruitment and retention.


Reenvisioning the Future with Universal Design for Learning

Build a system that supports each student rather than a mythical average one.


Supporting Students with Disabilities throughout the Year

The data point up a need for services that extend beyond the school year.


Ensuring Students with Disabilities Leave School Ready to Succeed

State boards can watch policies for red flags that hold students back.


District of Columbia Embeds Antiracist Lens in Update of Social Studies Standards

State board tees up a revision process and standards characterized by civic engagement and cultural responsiveness.


Engaging Students through Ethnic Studies

California, Connecticut, and Texas broaden their elective offerings.


Supporting Youth with the Most Need

For many, the pandemic has been just one of a host of barriers to a high-quality education.