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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.
Winter Commissioners Meeting
The 2015 Winter Commissioners Meeting is Dec. 1 & 2, 2015, in Austin, Texas!
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.
Research & Reports
Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and resources on hundreds of education policy issues.
State Summative Assessments: 2015-16 School Year
Because of political pressures and evolving state approaches, the assessments landscape is continuously shifting. Read this report to see what changes states have made this school year.
Emerging State Turnaround Strategies
A look at three trends related to school turnaround strategies that are gaining attention and momentum: innovation zones, recovery districts and receiverships.
50-State Comparison: Dual/Concurrent Enrollment Policies
Education Commission of the States has researched dual/concurrent enrollment policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource.
While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.
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.
Blueprint for College Readiness
Meeting the workforce needs of businesses requires that a greater number of Americans obtain a postsecondary degree or certification. To help achieve this goal, the Blueprint for College Readiness reviews important policy approaches designed to increase the number of U.S. students who earn a postsecondary degree or certification.