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Bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across states, our gatherings provide opportunities to interact, learn and collaborate.


Register for the 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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Save the Date!

The 2017 National Forum on Education Policy will be in San Diego, Calif., on June 28-30 at the Hotel Del Coronado!
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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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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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50-State Comparison: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems

This 50-State Comparison provides a national comparison of how all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., approach policies related to SLDS.
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ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts

This special report highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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A State Policymaker’s STEM Playbook

This Promising Practices in Education report highlights the Utah STEM Action Center as a case study of legislation that includes three essential elements of a successful STEM program: statewide coordination, adequate funding and evaluation. This report also identifies elements that contributed to the passage and implementation of this legislation.
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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.


State-Federal Partnerships in Postsecondary Education

Education Commission of the States is coordinating the creation and dissemination of a series of policy briefs focused on the interaction between state- and federal-level policies composed by a diverse collection of notable educational policy and thought leaders.
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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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