The report, by the Education Commission of the States, found several common themes among the states’ efforts, including:
- offering teachers and administrators professional development on topics tailored to low-performing schools,
- providing special programs and extra teacher training to assist English language learners and their teachers,
- creating initiatives to address housing and food insecurity, and
- exploring disciplinary measures other than suspensions or expulsions, which disproportionately affect students of color.