Michael Leachman

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Director of State Fiscal Research With the State Fiscal Policy Division, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Silver Spring, Maryland

Michael Leachman is Director of State Fiscal Research with the State Fiscal Policy division of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which analyzes state tax and budget policy decisions and promotes sustainable policies that take into account the needs of families of all income levels.

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Posted May 14, 2018

Here’s Why Thousands of North Carolina Teachers Are Taking a Personal Day This Week

North Carolina teachers plan to hold a “March for Students and Rally for Respect” on May 16—the first day of…

By Michael Leachman

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 3, 2021

Biden Is Right, We Need Kids to Go Back to School But Not Like Before

On March 13, 2020, when Governor Newsom shut down schools in California including in LAUSD where my son is now a senior, I held my…

By Anya Grottel-Brown

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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