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June 2024: AESA State Examiner

June 30, 2024

Each month, the State Examiner covers five topics including:

  • Legislative Issue Monitoring
  • Statehouse News: Education Policy (with links to news items)
  • 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.
Please find the pdf here for readers who prefer to print a version of the June 2024 State Examiner.

Legislative Issue Monitoring

This month’s report for June 2024 will examine state-level legislation targeting artificial intelligence (AI).

Read the full article below.

State Budget and Finance Monitoring

AESA monitors state level budget and finance news impacting preschool and primary and secondary education. These curated articles can provide insights into what is happening in your state and collectively across the U.S.

See the list of linked articles below.

National Reports Impacting Education

AESA monitors national reports highlighting state-level information of interest to ESAs. As always, it is important to view these reports through a critical lens with attention to research design, methodology, data sources and citations, peer review, and publication venue. This month AESA spotlights reports and national surveys from Challenge Success and NAEP.

Read about these reports below.

Advocacy Tip

Coalition building is an often necessary strategy in policy advocacy campaigns and becoming increasingly important for traditional K-12 education advocates as rising conservatism in state legislatures  and increased public scrutiny has put traditional public education in the middle of the target zone for a myriad of reasons. An ESA or statewide network can join forces with other educational stakeholders and, importantly, non-education interested parties like the business community to advocate for policy and funding priorities that positively impact public education, leveraging the coalition’s collective influence to lobby state legislators effectively.


 AESA would like to highlight successful state-level advocacy campaigns. Share your triumphs in state advocacy with fellow members! Contribute to our newsletter by submitting your success stories – your experiences can enlighten and inspire others in navigating the often complex landscape of state advocacy. Together, we can amplify our collective knowledge for the benefit of the entire AESA membership. Send your stories to .


Have feedback for the AESA State Advocacy Team? Would you like to see a particular issue area addressed in future editions? Send feedback to .

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