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ECS and National Experts Examine: State-level English language learner policies

Listen to the first installment of the ECS Blueprint Webinar series — Transfer Policies: Students on the Move

The Progress of Education Reform: A look at funding for students with disabilities

Assessment Opt-Out Policies: State responses to parent pushback

Governors’ Top Education Issues: 2015 State of the State addresses

In-state tuition policies under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

Multiple measures for college readiness

Addressing postsecondary access for undocumented students

Dual enrollment course content and instructor quality

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • ELL2
    Policymakers are committed to creating educational systems that address the needs of the fast-growing ELL population, but there are many challenges..
  • NF2015
    Join us in June for the premier education policy event of 2015! No other event brings together such a wide range of pivotal leaders all focused on transforming education policy.
  • special-ed
    This edition provides an in-depth look at the federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law that changed the way students with disabilities are educated and funded.
  • opt-out
    Confusion is growing as parents increasingly want to opt their children out of state tests. Some state policies are clear on this issue, but many are still working through the process..
  • stateofstate
    As governors around the country give their annual State of the State addresses, education issues – from preschool to college – have been a top priority.
  • blueprint
    Designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the multitude of education reform efforts underway in their states.

Common Core
Wyoming is the rare red state in favor of new standards
Republicans, it seems, do not like the Common Core. Several red states -- Indiana, Oklahoma and South Carolina -- have withdrawn from the effort, at least officially. But not every Republican-dominated state wants to repeal the standards. Consider Wyoming, a surprising example of a deliberate, bipartisan effort to refine and ultimately enshrine the new education standards. (Governing)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for March 30, 2015.


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