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December 2023: AESA State Examiner

January 3, 2024

December's State Examiner covers five topics including:

  • Legislative Issue Monitoring
  • Statehouse News: Education Finance Policy
  • State Budget and Finance Monitoring
  • National Reports Impacting Education
  • Advocacy Tips

Each topic includes a brief introduction. To read the full articles under each headline, click on the "+" sign next to the topic.
(For readers who prefer to print a version of the December 2023 State Examiner, please find the PDF here.)

The December 2023 State Examiner presents what is happening in statehouses around the country regarding funding for special education and special populations. Read more below.

In the Statehouse News: Education Finance and Policy please find representative examples (with links) of news items coming out of the states that may be of interest to ESAs. Read more below.

AESA monitors state-level budget and finance news impacting preschool and primary and secondary education. The latest news for December 2023 follows below.

This month's National Reports Impacting Education section highlights two reports from the National Center for Education Statistics, which are:

  • Eight Percent of Public School Teachers Left Teaching in 2021, a Rate Unchanged Since Last Measured in 2012
  • School Pulse Panel Finds 44% of Public School Students Began 2023-24 Behind Grade Level in at Least One Academic Subject

Find the report summaries below.

The November 2023 edition of the State Examiner explored advocacy and the lobbying of state legislatures and offered six tips for effective advocacy. December's edition differentiates between advocacy and lobbying, assisting the membership in knowing the difference and offering direction on what tactics to use to maximize impact. Read the Advocacy Tips below.

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