State boards, working collaboratively, now have a chance to reimagine how to make our education system better. We need to consider the measurable value of changing the way we educate—maybe even making systemic change. If we do this well, our next generations will be better able to understand and deal with the complexities of our world with a much more systemic understanding than their parents have.


School Is No Longer Just a Place





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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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