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Using assessments to inform 12th-grade interventions and accelerations (see the accompanying 50-state database)

ECS and National Experts Examine: State-level English language learner policies (see the accompanying 50-state database)

Listen to the first installment of the ECS Blueprint Webinar series — Transfer Policies: Students on the Move

The Progress of Education Reform: A look at funding for students with disabilities

Assessment Opt-Out Policies: State responses to parent pushback

Governors’ Top Education Issues: 2015 State of the State addresses

In-state tuition policies under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act

Multiple measures for college readiness

Addressing postsecondary access for undocumented students

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • 12th-grade
    States have an opportunity to use college and career readiness test results to make the final year of high school more impactful.
  • ELL2
    Policymakers are committed to creating educational systems that address the needs of the fast-growing ELL population, but there are many challenges..
  • NF2015
    Join us in June for the premier education policy event of 2015! No other event brings together such a wide range of pivotal leaders all focused on transforming education policy.
  • special-ed
    This edition provides an in-depth look at the federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law that changed the way students with disabilities are educated and funded.
  • opt-out
    Confusion is growing as parents increasingly want to opt their children out of state tests. Some state policies are clear on this issue, but many are still working through the process..
  • blueprint
    Designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the multitude of education reform efforts underway in their states.

Student Debt
Borrowers suffering even more than thought
About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal data. The figures are the first comprehensive look at the delinquency plaguing those who hold federal student loans. Previous measures had put the delinquency rate much lower. (Huffington Post)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for April 1, 2015.


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