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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock named next chair of ECS (press release)

Trends in state charter school laws: Authorizers, caps, performance-based closures and virtual schools (read the press release)

ECS is hiring! Please see our Employment Opportunities page for details. Available positions include Researcher and Policy Analyst.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos (read the accompanying report and the press release)

Marc Tucker receives 2014 James Bryant Conant Award

Illinois receives Frank Newman Award for State Innovation

Different paths to a common goal: Preparing students for civic life (read the press release)

The Progress of Education Reform: Science in the Early Years (Read the press release)

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    Gov. Bullock will succeed Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as ECS Chair in 2015.
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    A 50-state scan shows states increasingly focused on charter school authorizers to improve oversight and performance.
  • remedial report
    30 states have issued annual remedial reports in the past few years, but metrics vary.
  • forum resources
    We've got speakers' presentations, handouts and more from the ECS 2014 National Forum on Education Policy.

More paying out of pocket
In a reversal of a recent trend, more of the college cost in 2013-14 — 42 percent — was covered by parents' or students' income or savings. That share had been declining for three years. (USA Today)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for August 1, 2014


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