Public Policy


Reviews & Policy Memos
From the National Education Policy Center

Tackling Gaps in Access to Strong Teachers: What State Leaders Can Do
The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) directs states and districts to identify equity gaps in students’ access to excellent educators and transformative school leaders. States are encouraged to use Title II funds strategically in order to identify and remedy these gaps. A new report from The Education Trust draws on ESSA documents and state teacher equity plans to provide guidance to state leaders, including some sound advice—but with significant omissions.

NEPC Reviews
Student-Centered State Funding: A How-to Guide for State Policymakers
The policy brief Student Centered State Funding: A How-to Guide for State Policymakers attempts to illustrate and explain to state policymakers how to design a state school funding system whereby all state and local dollars may flow freely, by parental choice, following children to local district, charter or private schools.