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Convene & Counsel

Bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across states, our gatherings provide opportunities to interact, learn and collaborate.

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State Policy Symposium

Join Americans for the Arts, the Kennedy Center and the Arts Education Partnership on March 5 for a one-day policy symposium discussing the states of change and the intersection between the arts and education policy.
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2016 National Forum on Education Policy

Mark your calendar! The 2016 National Forum on Education Policy is June 29–July 1 in Washington, D.C.
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State Relations Trip to Hartford

Did you know our team can visit your state and provide expertise? Request personal assistance from your education policy team today!
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Research & Reports

Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and resources on hundreds of education policy issues.

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State Pre-K Funding for 2015-16 Fiscal Year: National trends in state preschool funding

State Pre-K Funding for 2015-16 Fiscal Year: National trends in state preschool funding highlights an increase in early learning programs for the fourth-straight year. The report includes several state examples and an overview of the pre-k programs they have in place.
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Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action

Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action offers a detailed summary of state legislative action and higher education system policy decisions that have occurred in two specific categories: (1) states that have permitted or are seeking to permit guns on campus, and (2) states that have prohibited or are seeking to prohibit guns on campus.
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State Civic Education Policy: Gap analysis tool for education leaders and policymakers

This Gap Analysis Tool is a flexible resource for use by states, school districts, higher education institutions and community groups to examine policies anywhere along the preschool to postsecondary spectrum.
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Initiatives

While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.

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Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.
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State Financial Aid Redesign

Education Commission of the States, with support from USA Funds, is addressing this critical issue during a two-year, intensive project focused on bringing state financial aid policies in alignment with college completion goals.
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National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement

NCLCE is committed to strengthening civic learning and engagement opportunities for students across the country.
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