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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.

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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2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting Resources

Education Commission of the States' 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting was held Nov. 28 – Nov. 30 in Denver, Colo.
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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.

K-3 Policymakers Guide to Action: Making the early years count

This special report summarizes the top policy components 12 of the nation’s top content experts convened by Education Commission of the States prioritized for a high-quality K-3 system.
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Free Community College: An approach to increase adult student success in postsecondary education

This policy report discusses the growing interest in free community college policies across state legislatures, addresses the limited potential of current policies to help states reach their completion and attainment goals and offers a new, inclusive framework for including adult students in free community college policies.
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ESSA Resources

Education Commission of the States is creating resources and providing assistance related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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Initiatives

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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