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Blog Series Explores Evolving Issue of State School Accountability

The Education Commission of the States published the final piece in a 3-part series on school accountability, exploring how rapidly state accountability systems had to adapt to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the abrupt halt of data collection systems typically used to inform…

ArtScan Policy Tracker Updated for 2021

The Arts Education Partnership is out with an update to its ArtScan policy database and one-pager, which was developed in coordination with the Education Commission of the States. The 2021 updates feature coverage of new arts education policies and initiatives in states like Florida, where…

ID: Failure to Prioritize Mental Health Access Hurts Students During Pandemic Challenges

Reporter Sami Edge dove into the issue of mental health access for Idaho’s students in new coverage for IdahoEdNews. Edge says that though nearly 1 in 5 students suffer from mental health challenges – a number that likely skyrocketed during the pandemic – Idaho education…

FL: Education Commissioner Waives High-Stakes Consequences of Tests

As spring testing kicked off across the sunshine state this week, Florida education officials confirmed that typical “high-stakes” consequences of the exams, like grade promotions and school accountability measures, would be paused this school year. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said the move would alleviate the…

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