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Education Governance

Education Leaders Reports

How States Can Advance Deeper Learning for All

States can ensure equitable access to deeper learning skills in the classroom by leveraging resources, rigor, and educational experiences.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Conflict of Interest

How state boards can avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of such conflicts.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Building Partnerships with the State Legislature

The interests of students are usually best served when state legislatures and state boards view education policymaking as a shared responsibility.

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Policy Update

Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016

This analysis describes key elements in education data legislation introduced or passed this year and notes some states to watch.

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The Standard

The Power of Data

Data collection is a tool that serves states’ students, educators, and policymakers. States must learn to leverage “the power of data” in education while fulfilling the obligation to protect student privacy.

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Education Leaders Reports

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Amelia Vance outlines key lessons policymakers to contemplate to avoid unintended consequences of actions to protect student data privacy.

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State Innovations

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

The West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies offers lessons for other states.

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Boardmanship Reviews

State Boards: Critical Link to Quality Public Education

As they advocate for a quality education for every child, state boards have four key roles.

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Boardmanship Reviews

Governing State Board Operations through Parliamentary Procedures

Proper parliamentary procedure makes the most of the limited time boards have together.

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