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Blueprint for college readiness: A 50-state policy analysis:
  -  Blueprint Report
  -  Blueprint Data Portal
  -  Press Release

The Progress of Education Reform: Effectiveness-focused teacher preparation

Initiatives from Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker's Guide (read the press release)

Number of instructional days/hours in the school year

Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college

States and the (not so) new standards -- where are they now? (press release)

The Progress of Education Reform: A Hidden Cause of Rising Tuition (Read the press release)

State Exemplars of School Accountability 'Report Cards'

Videos of all plenary sessions from the ECS 2014 National Education on Education Policy are now available! Pick a session from the online agenda and click to watch.

  • blueprint
    Designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the key policies promoting college readiness and the extent to which each state is pursuing them.
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    This issue explores how challenging it is to obtain meaningful information on how well programs are preparing our nation’s teachers.
  • ELprimer
    This reference guide addresses effective strategies to support children on their path to third-grade academic success and details the foundations of effective P-3 approaches.
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    Submit a nomination now for the James Bryant Conant Award, Frank Newman Award for State Innovation and ECS Corporate Award.
  • textbooks
    There is growing national and international interest in Open Educational Resources as a way to help financially distressed states reduce costs and save students millions of dollars.

Common Core
Poll takes teachers' temperature on standards
The large majority of U.S. public school teachers, 76 percent, react positively to the primary goal of the Common Core, but this positivity fades when the topic turns to using computerized tests to measure student performance. (Gallup)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for Oct. 31, 2014


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