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State Education Policy Checklist

Reverse Transfer: What is the best route to take?

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Deeper Learning: A primer for state legislators

Reverse Transfer: Paving the pathway

Health barriers to learning and the education opportunity gap

Instructional time trends

State Homeschool Policies: A patchwork of provisions

GED, HiSET and TASC: A comparison of high school equivalency assessments

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  • checklist
    A new tool to help guide the development of state education policy and maximize future success.
  • reversetransfer2
    A review of early outcomes data for 10 states that have implemented statewide reverse transfer policies.
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  • 2015awards
    Click to submit a nomination. The awards will be presented at the 2016 National Forum on Education Policy in Washington D.C.
  • deeper
    A primer for state policymakers seeking to modify instruction and assessment policies to better engage 21st century students.
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Education Funding
The hidden costs of funding prisons over schools
Lawmakers in 11 states are spending more on prisons and jails than their public colleges, and state budgets for public universities have been cut about 20 percent since 2008 when recession hit while funding for prisons has spiked 141 percent. (Christian Science Monitor)

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