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Bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across states, our gatherings provide opportunities to interact, learn and collaborate.


Winter Commissioners Meeting

The 2015 Winter Commissioners Meeting is Dec. 1 & 2, 2015, in Austin, Texas!
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2015 National Forum

2016 National Forum on Education Policy

Mark your calendar! The 2016 National Forum on Education Policy is June 29–July 1 in Washington, D.C.
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State Relations Trip to Hartford

Did you know our team can visit your state and provide expertise? Request personal assistance from your education policy team today!
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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.

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State Summative Assessments: 2015-16 School Year

Because of political pressures and evolving state approaches, the assessments landscape is continuously shifting. Read this report to see what changes states have made this school year.
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Emerging State Turnaround Strategies

A look at three trends related to school turnaround strategies that are gaining attention and momentum: innovation zones, recovery districts and receiverships.
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50-State Comparison: Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Policies

Education Commission of the States has researched dual/concurrent enrollment policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource.
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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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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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Blueprint for College Readiness

Meeting the workforce needs of businesses requires that a greater number of Americans obtain a postsecondary degree or certification. To help achieve this goal, the Blueprint for College Readiness reviews important policy approaches designed to increase the number of U.S. students who earn a postsecondary degree or certification.
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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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