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Instructional time trends

State Homeschool Policies: A patchwork of provisions

GED, HiSET and TASC: A comparison of high school equivalency assessments

Read the 2014 ECS Annual Report

Explore financial aid programs across the states with ECS' new database

Check out resources and presentations from our 2015 National Forum on Education Policy

State funding for students with disabilities (50-state database)

ECS Blueprint Webinar: Higher Education Accountability Policies and Metrics

The Civics Education Initiative of 2015

Vergara and the complexities of teacher employment policies

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • time
    Addressing questions that include the impact of instructional time on achievement, variation in school start dates, and trends in school day and year length.
  • homeschool
    This new report offers policymakers an overview of the many ways states are – or are not – addressing homeschool regulation.
  • ged
    Exploring options for youth and adults lacking a diploma but needing a high school credential to pursue employment opportunities or postsecondary education.
  • website
  • disabilities
    A 50-state review and related database focused on states’ primary funding mechanisms for students with disabilities.

Common Core
Testing opt outs threaten NY schools’ status
A dozen public schools across the state risk losing their chance to win coveted national "Blue Ribbon" awards for academic excellence because of the drop in the number of students who took standardized Common Core tests this spring. (Newsday)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for August 5, 2015.


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