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Press Release

State Boards Have Role to Play in Supporting Child Care Providers during COVID-19

New analysis explains how state boards of education have a role to play in advocating for support of child care providers during this difficult time.

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Policy Update

Supporting Child Care Providers amid COVID-19

Early education and child care centers both large and small are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. State boards can play an important role in supporting them during this difficult time.

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Policy Update

Continued Learning during COVID-19

States are issuing guidance with an eye toward equity to help schools implement continuous learning for all students and adapt to a variety of needs and circumstances amidst widespread school closures from COVID-19.

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Press Release

State Guidance Addresses Equity Implications of Distance Learning during COVID-19

State guidance addresses equity concerns and accessibility of instruction for all students, time spent in online learning, teacher resources and support, and services for students with disabilities.

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Policy Update

State Boards Wrestle with Graduation Policy during Pandemic

States acted quickly to suspend end-of-year assessments and amend graduation requirements for high school seniors amid COVID-19. This policy update highlights trends in state guidance around graduation and grade advancement and how some are addressing inherent equity challenges.

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The Standard

Fostering Arts-Rich Schools

There are many good reasons for state boards to pay attention to the depth and breadth of instruction their schools offer in music, drama, theater, dance, and media arts.

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The Standard - Article

The Role of Arts Integration and Education in Improving Student Outcomes

If research is to inform state policy, important gaps in research should be filled.

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The Standard - Article

The Art of Early Childhood Education

Arts integration shows promise for school readiness, emotion regulation, and stress reduction in the youngest, most vulnerable students.

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The Standard - Article

Arts in Turnaround Strategies

A+ Schools and Turnaround Arts schools commit to a model of school improvement.

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