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Learning Time in America: Trends to reform the American school calendar

Computer science in high school graduation requirements

Community colleges expand role into awarding bachelor's degrees

Targeted programs and career pathways within workforce development policies

Questions to consider when creating or modifying charter school laws

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)

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

Assessment Opt-Out Policies: State responses to parent pushback

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • computer
    More states have amended high school graduation requirements so that computer science can replace math, science or foreign language courses.
  • degrees
    More states are allowing community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and there are several fundamental questions for state leaders to take into account.
  • targeted
    Several states have policies in place that work toward the greater goal of increasing workforce opportunities for students at multiple levels.
  • 12th-grade
    States have an opportunity to use college and career readiness test results to make the final year of high school more impactful.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Financial Aid
College 'bait and switch?'
Higher education institutions typically offer more financial aid to first-year students and their parents as a kind of leveraging, and once the student has been recruited the financial aid declines. However, coupled with rising tuition rates, front-loading leaves many upperclassmen facing the difficult choice of going deep into debt to stay in school, transferring or dropping out. (Hechinger Report)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for April 24, 2015.

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