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Trends in state charter school laws: Authorizers, caps, performance-based closures and virtual schools (read the press release)

ECS is hiring! Please see our Employment Opportunities page for details. Available positions include Researcher and Policy Analyst.

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos (read the accompanying report and the press release)

Marc Tucker receives 2014 James Bryant Conant Award

Illinois receives Frank Newman Award for State Innovation

Different paths to a common goal: Preparing students for civic life (read the press release)

Secretaries of state make impact, lasting impression in civics

The Progress of Education Reform: Science in the Early Years (read the press release)

2013 Annual Report: See how ECS served you last year

States moving from accreditation to accountability (read the press release)

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    A 50-state scan shows states increasingly focused on charter school authorizers to improve oversight and performance.
  • remedial report
    30 states have issued annual remedial reports in the past few years, but metrics vary.
  • forum resources
    We've got speakers' presentations, handouts and more from the ECS 2014 National Forum on Education Policy.
  • progress of education june 2014
    Research shows science instruction for the youngest students can improve third-grade literacy rates.

Bill Gates talks performance funding, MOOCs
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates touched on a myriad of issues facing higher education institutions during a keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, touching on several key issues. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for July 23, 2014


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“Thanks so much for following up with this good information! It's a valuable and very useful summary.” –Vice Chancellor, State University System

“Thanks again for all of your help earlier this year! You are a wealth of knowledge.” –Director, Assessment, Accountability & Information Management, State Department of Education

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