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Third-grade reading policies: Spelling it out — policies directed at ensuring early reading success (press release)

State standard-setting processes in brief (press release)

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

The Progress of Education Reform: Effectiveness-focused teacher preparation

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

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    This comprehensive look at third-grade reading policies will assist education policymakers as they look to improve early reading success for all students.
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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.
  • financial-aid
    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.
  • blueprint
    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.

MD teachers union wants kindergarten tests suspended
The Maryland State Education Association is calling on the State Board of Education to suspend its Kindergarten Readiness Assessments, arguing that teachers lose too much instructional time administering the new computer-based tests and are not receiving useful data to improve teaching and learning. (Washington Post)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for Dec. 18, 2014.


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