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Education Data Legislation Review: 2020 State Activity

Education Data Legislation Review: 2020 State Activity

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted legislative sessions and prompted legislators to introduce and pass education data legislation to address the immediate priorities such as student well-being and online learning access. Overall, policymakers continued the work to make data more accessible and transparent for students, parents, educators, and the public at-large. Additionally, more than twenty percent of this year’s bills govern data outside of K–12, continuing a legislative trend of using data to improve student experiences in early childhood, postsecondary, and the workforce.

This summary and analysis highlights key themes in education data legislation in 2020 – as well as promising strategies and next steps for state legislators.

Click here to read the full review of 2020 education data legislation.