Legislative Trend Report: Fall 2020

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Legislative Trend Report: Fall 2020

Today, December 2, 2020, AASA is proud to release the second iteration of our Legislative Trends Report as part of our continued effort to highlight the host of state legislative policies and emergency declarations made by governors and state boards of education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This quarter's Legislative Trend Report was produced by American University Master’s of Education students, Kristen Menke, Kristy Silva, and Nicole Stohmann; and focuses on the enacted and proposed teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention policies that have moved throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The work for this report was informed by the American University Team's literature review and includes data from bi-partisan organizations, such as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Moreover, the report overviews policies from states in the areas of teacher candidate clinical requirements, teacher licensure exam waivers, substitute teacher recruitment, and retention scholarships in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AASA was proud to collaborate on this effort with the American University Master’s of Education program to produce a resource for school system leaders and educational advocates interested in understanding the state policy trends impacting LEAs teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention efforts during the 2020-21 school year. Please note that this report is not exhaustive, but rather, shows a snapshot of the current U.S. policy landscape. You can access the report by clicking here.

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