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Closing the achievement gap: Four states' efforts

State Pre-K Funding: 2014-15 fiscal year

State funding mechanisms for English language learners

Trends in teacher certification: Equipping teachers to prepare proficient readers

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

Strengthening student transitions

The Progress of Education Reform: College counseling in high schools: Advising state policy

Third-grade reading policies: Spelling it out — policies directed at ensuring early reading success (press release)

State standard-setting processes in brief (press release)

50 Ways to Test: A look at state summative assessments for 2014-15 (press release)

How Does Education in My State Compare? What every governor or other elected official needs to know

  • gap
    Take a look at the different approaches of four states to reduce their education achievement gaps.
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    The approach states are taking to state tests is of great interest to education policymakers. This new ECS report clearly lays out which state tests are being given in all states this year.
  • ELL
    Funding English language learners (ELLs) is a critical yet very complex policy issue. This report provides a clear description of the various methods used in all 50 states.
  • PERdec2014
    Counselors, coaching and college. Learn about their connection in the new Progress of Education Reform
  • thirdgrade
    This comprehensive look at third-grade reading policies will assist education policymakers as they look to improve early reading success for all students.
  • 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.

Early Learning
Doctors prescribe reading as part of well-child visits
A child's next visit to the doctor may include more than a checkup, as some pediatricians are now prescribing reading — and even providing the books. Check out Emily Workman’s ECS report on third-grade reading policies. (HTR News)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for Jan. 30, 2015.


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