It was a real thrill and honor when the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) approached us to contribute to the January edition of their journal, State Education Standard >

While it’s EdReports’ first time writing for this journal, we’ve been proud to work closely with state boards of education since our organization’s founding. Because when it comes to ensuring that every teacher has access to high-quality instructional materials and the support to use them well, states have a critical role to play.

Through policies, practices, and legislation, states can help districts create the conditions to increase the usage of high-quality materials: by signaling why materials matter, what quality looks like, and the importance of how materials are chosen. In our article, The State of K–12 Science Curriculum, we explore how states can put those principles into practice to help increase the availability and use of high-quality science programs.

Alongside our piece, the entire latest edition of State Education Standard is devoted to the topic of how states can advance high-quality instructional materials, It’s packed front to back with insightful and informative writing from experts in our field, so we encourage you to explore it in full!