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Register for the 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting

Education Commission of the States' 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting is Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Denver, Colo.
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Videos From Our 2016 National Forum Are Now Available

Videos of all Ed Talks and plenary sessions are now available on our YouTube channel.
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Research & Reports

Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and resources on hundreds of education policy issues.


The Civics Education Initiative 2015-2016

This Education Trends report explores the Civics Education Initiative and provides an update on 2015-2016 legislation.
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Full-Day Kindergarten: A look across the states

This new 50-State Review explores the different methods that states use to fund both full-day and half-day kindergarten and examines the spectrum of full-day kindergarten program requirements across the country.
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Computer Science in High School Graduation Requirements: 2016 Update

This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply computer science coursework toward completion of high school graduation requirements in math, science or foreign language.
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While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.

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Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.
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National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement

NCLCE is committed to strengthening civic learning and engagement opportunities for students across the country.
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State Financial Aid Redesign

Education Commission of the States, with support from USA Funds, is addressing this critical issue during a two-year, intensive project focused on bringing state financial aid policies in alignment with college completion goals.
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