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COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine in the 2021-22 School Year: 50 States at a Glance

School leaders across the country are actively seeking a less disruptive way to minimize risk beyond sending students home to quarantine. To provide more understanding of school practices in COVID-19 testing and quarantine, NSBA's Center for Public Education (CPE) conducted research on the following questions: What is the current trend of COVID-19 cases among K-12 students? How do states support and implement policies of COVID-19 testing and quarantine in K-12 schools? And, how do school districts implement COVID-19 testing and quarantine?

  • Homeless Students in Public Schools Across America: Down but Not Out

    July 27, 2021

    Since 2008, the number of homeless students has increased by 100%. NSBA’s Center for Public Education examines the data behind homeless students to better understand who they are so that policymakers can better serve them.

  • From Changing Learning Space to Changing Curriculum

    June 11, 2021

    Following NAEP’s release of the disappointing 2019 science assessment results, NSBA’s Center for Public Education explores the strong connection between school infrastructure and science education.

  • School Transformation Beyond 2020

    April 26, 2021

    Schools are set to recieve significant federal funding from the American Rescue Plan. NSBA's Center for Public Education explores how to best use this additional funding to invest in technology-enabled school models and drive long-term transformation.

  • Greeting Students Back with the Sound of Our Heart

    March 29, 2021

    NSBA's Center for Public Education explores the results of the 2016 NAEP assessments in music and visual arts and the importance of music in K-12 education, finding that it is critical to creating personalized learning opportunities.

  • Students Serving on School Boards: Democratic Education in Action

    February 4, 2021

    School leaders and educators are not only role models to students, but also visionaries of democratic education. One way to nurture democratic citizenship is to engage students in the governing process of local school boards.

  • FAQs on New Executive Orders

    January 28, 2021

    In response to several executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in office, NSBA has produced three FAQ guides to assist state school boards associations in addressing member questions about how local policies may be affected by the change in federal approach.

  • Personal Thoughts on the Events of January 6

    January 7, 2021

    NSBA President Charlie Wilson reflects on the events of Jan. 6 and their impact on education in a message to the NSBA community.


students in class wearing masks

Vaccines, Face Masks, and the New School Year: 50 States at a Glance

NSBA’s Center for Public Education studied data sources in health and education at all levels of government to provide a comprehensive national picture on vaccines, face masks, and instructional models during the 2021-22 school year.

a laptop in a zoom meeting with first grade students, some of whom are not in frame or do not have their camera on

VIDEO: Left Offline

Nearly 17 million public school students in the U.S. lack adequate access to high-speed broadband and/or internet devices. In our new video, a ninth grader in rural Oregon and a first grade teacher in urban Maryland share their experiences with the homework gap.