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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.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock named next chair of ECS (press release)

Trends in state charter school laws: Authorizers, caps, performance-based closures and virtual schools (read the press release)

  • 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
    This report captures a snapshot of where states currently stand in regard to Common Core State Standards.
  • peraug14
    This issue examines tuition discounting, the practice of awarding targeted financial incentives to students, usually in the form of merit awards or needs-based grants

More AP courses slated for major overhaul
Despite the recent fallout over new guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History, the College Board is making similar changes to most science and history AP courses in an effort to emphasize critical thinking. (Hechinger Report)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for Oct. 21, 2014


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