Mortality rates from overdose in adolescents rose by 94 percent in 2020, largely due to illicit fentanyl.
By spearheading efforts to collect data, collaborate with partners, buy digital devices and infrastructure, and reimagine effective technology use, several states have made strides toward digital equity in schools.
In anticipation of the 2020–21 school year, states have been creating and updating guidance for district and school reopening plans. Several trends emerge.
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.
The West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies offers lessons for other states.