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Free and compulsory school age requirements

Redesigning State Financial Aid: Principles to guide state aid policymaking

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)

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • schoolage
    State policymakers across the nation continue to push for expanded free and compulsory school age requirements.
  • financialaid
    This report marks the launch of a two-year project focused on rethinking state financial aid programs to meet the needs of today's college students.
  • 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.
  • 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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Education Data
Measuring attainment, completion is a challenge
How have the educational-attainment rates of various groups of Americans changed over the years? The answer could help determine how well the country’s colleges and universities are meeting its labor needs, and how equitable education is across various demographic groups. The authors of a new report found the answers to be far more elusive than one might suspect. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

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