StudentsFirst created the State Policy Report Card to evaluate the education laws and policies in place in each state. We hope this helps reveal more about what states are doing to improve the nation’s public education system so that it serves all students well and puts each and every one of them on a path toward success.
We believe state policies must empower parents to make the best choices for their children, and they must enable school administrators to recognize, reward, and retain the best teachers and principals. Using common-sense education policies, states must create opportunities for innovation, improvement, and reform. In states with strong, student-centered policies, all stakeholders — parents, students, teachers, and district and school leaders — are able to work together to make schools better for kids.
Select a state to see what it is doing to put students first.