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Videos From Our 2016 National Forum Are Now Available

Videos of all Ed Talks and plenary sessions are now available on our YouTube channel.
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Save the Date! 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting

Education Commission of the States' 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting is Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Denver, Colo.
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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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Education Savings Accounts: Key provisions and state variations

This Education Trends report explores the key components of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and examines ESA law and programs in several states.
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ESSA: Quick guides on top issues

This report provides insight into key areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that have prompted questions and concerns from education leaders and policymakers as they prepare to implement this new law.
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50-State Comparison: K-3 Quality

The new 50-State Comparison: K-3 Quality from Education Commission of the States explores key state-level policies that impact the quality of K-3 programs. The Companion Report for this 50-State Comparison highlights significant research findings in key K-3 policy areas.
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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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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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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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