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State Civic Education Policy Framework: A guide for policymakers

50 Ways to Test: A look at state summative assessments for 2014-15 (press release)

How Does Education in My State Compare? What every governor or other elected official needs to know

Trends in State Financial Aid: Actions from the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions

Blueprint for college readiness: A 50-state policy analysis:
  -  Blueprint Report
  -  Blueprint Data Portal
  -  Press Release

Learning English in rural America

STEM challenges and solutions in the hinterlands

The Progress of Education Reform: Effectiveness-focused teacher preparation

Initiatives from Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker's Guide (read the press release)

Number of instructional days/hours in the school year

States and the (not so) new standards -- where are they now? (press release)

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    State Civic Education Policy Framework: A guide for state policymakers as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life.
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    The approach states are taking to state tests is of great interest to education policymakers. This new ECS report clearly lays out which state tests are being given in all states this year.
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    ECS identified several trends in state financial aid programs, including changes to need- and merit-based programs and linking financial aid programs to workforce demands.
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    Designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the key policies promoting college readiness and the extent to which each state is pursuing them.
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    This issue explores how challenging it is to obtain meaningful information on how well programs are preparing our nation’s teachers.
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Common Core
Common Core battle heats up in ND
Groups representing North Dakota businesses and school administrators are speaking out against proposed legislation that would require the state to dump the Common Core and craft its own standards for K-12 students. (Bismarck Tribune)

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