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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)

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

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • 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.
  • targeted
    Several states have policies in place that work toward the greater goal of increasing workforce opportunities for students at multiple levels.
  • 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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Early Learning
Boost in summer reading if choice allowed
Allowing young children to choose books they'd like to read over the summer break from school may hone their reading skills and prevent “summer slide” in reading scores, suggests new research. Kids who were allowed to select books to take home at the end of the spring term had better reading scores when they returned to school in the fall, compared to kids who received books they had not chosen, researchers found. (Reuters)

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