In the immediate aftermath of so many states and school districts closing schools, there were many questions. Foremost was to ask how schools could ensure that students were receiving required services, in addition to the supports that many students and families rely upon, such as meals or special education services. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 presented on so many fronts, there were many questions with no precedents. Others were time-sensitive: State official needed to make sure that states provided uninterrupted services to the best of their abilities.


The Silver Lining of COVID-19





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Strengthening the Principal Pipeline through State Leadership Academies

Missouri, Delaware, and North Carolina have developed evidence-based professional learning for current and prospective school leaders to increase their effectiveness and reduce turnover.
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State Advances in Early Childhood Education Seed Plans for 2024

In 2023, several states made significant strides toward universal pre-K, increased funding and support for early educators, and improved literacy and math instruction.
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Curriculum That Counts

Authors in this issue of the Standard draw lessons from a spectrum of state policies that are being used to increase the adoption of high-quality curriculum.

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