How North Carolina’s Schools Are Staffing Their Pandemic Recovery

While school districts and charter schools nationwide have poured billions of dollars of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds…

The First Results from Arkansas’ Universal Private School Choice Program

In March 2023, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law Senate Bill 294, also known as the LEARNS Act, making Arkansas one of six states to create a…

The Promise and Challenges of Extending Learning Time

With millions of students struggling academically and the U.S. Department of Education pushing the deadline for spending some federal pandemic-recovery funding into 2026, there’s both a need and an opportunity for local education leaders to increase learning time.

Tracking State Trends in Chronic Absenteeism

New FutureEd research shows that while many states are seeing slight progress in reducing chronic absenteeism–defined as students missing 10 percent or more of the school year–all are still far from returning to pre-pandemic levels of consistent attendance.

Play Education Bingo During the Republican Presidential Primary Debates

The September 27 Republican primary debate proved to be a big night for education, with the party's presidential candidates covering topics such as school…

Historical Milestones in American Education

Historical milestones in American education

Progress in Spending Federal K-12 Covid Aid: State by State

A state-by-state breakdown of federal Covid-relief aid ESSER spending

Who’s Who in the U.S. Education Department

Biden administration political appointees in education