ECS
2009 State of the State Addresses
Education-Related Proposals by Issue


Education Commission of the States • 700 Broadway, Suite 810 • Denver, CO 80203-3442 • 303.299.3600 • fax 303.296.8332 • www.ecs.org

The following summary includes education-related proposals from the 2009 state of the state addresses. To assure that this information reaches you in a timely manner, minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) or format. To view the documents, click on the blue triangle next to the state.

+ Accountability
9
+ Accountability--Rewards
1
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions
1
+ Accountability--School Improvement
1
+ Assessment
4
+ Assessment--College Entrance Exams
1
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
8
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Alternative Education
1
+ Bilingual/ESL
2
+ Business Involvement
19
+ Career/Technical Education
10
+ Choice of Schools
2
+ Choice of Schools--Charter Schools
5
+ Civic Education--Character Education
1
+ Class Size
2
+ Curriculum
5
+ Curriculum--Arts Education
1
+ Curriculum--Foreign Language/Sign Language
1
+ Curriculum--Language Arts
1
+ Curriculum--Language Arts--Writing/Spelling
2
+ Curriculum--Mathematics
13
+ Curriculum--Science
11
+ Demographics--Enrollments
1
+ Economic/Workforce Development
45
+ Education Research
1
+ Equity
1
+ Federal
15
+ Finance
48
+ Finance--Adequacy/Core Cost
2
+ Finance--Bonds
2
+ Finance--District
3
+ Finance--Facilities
12
+ Finance--Federal
14
+ Finance--Funding Formulas
12
+ Finance--Local Foundations/Funds
1
+ Finance--Lotteries
5
+ Finance--Performance Funding
2
+ Finance--Resource Efficiency
12
+ Finance--State Budgets/Expenditures
45
+ Finance--Taxes/Revenues
20
+ Governance
10
+ Governance--School Boards
4
+ Governance--State Boards/Chiefs/Agencies
28
+ Health
10
+ Health--Mental Health
1
+ Health--Nutrition
4
+ High School
13
+ High School--Dropout Rates/Graduation Rates
9
+ High School--Dual/Concurrent Enrollment
1
+ High School--Early Colleges/Middle Colleges
1
+ High School--Exit Exams
1
+ High School--Graduation Requirements
2
+ International Benchmarking
1
+ Leadership
8
+ Mentoring/Tutoring
2
+ Middle School
1
+ Minority/Diversity Issues
2
+ Online Learning--Virtual Schools/Courses
4
+ P-16 or P-20
3
+ P-3
15
+ P-3 Early Intervention (0-3)
1
+ P-3 Family Involvement
1
+ P-3 Finance
5
+ P-3 Grades 1-3
5
+ P-3 Kindergarten
6
+ P-3 Preschool
4
+ P-3 Public/Private Partnerships
1
+ Parent/Family
7
+ Postsecondary
40
+ Postsecondary Accountability
1
+ Postsecondary Affordability--Financial Aid
17
+ Postsecondary Affordability--Tuition/Fees
22
+ Postsecondary Faculty
5
+ Postsecondary Finance
25
+ Postsecondary Governance and Structures
1
+ Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges
16
+ Postsecondary Institutions--For-Profit/Proprietary
2
+ Postsecondary Participation--Access
4
+ Postsecondary Participation--Enrollments (Statistics)
1
+ Postsecondary Students--Adults
10
+ Postsecondary Students--Graduate/Professional
2
+ Postsecondary Success--Completion
4
+ Promotion/Retention
1
+ Public Involvement
5
+ Reading/Literacy
2
+ Rural
4
+ Scheduling/School Calendar
3
+ Scheduling/School Calendar--Extended Day Programs
3
+ Scheduling/School Calendar--Summer School
2
+ School Safety
4
+ School/District Structure/Operations
10
+ School/District Structure/Operations--School Size
1
+ Service-Learning
1
+ Social/Emotional Learning and Non-Cognitive Skills
2
+ Special Education
3
+ Special Populations--Foster Care
3
+ Standards
4
+ State Policymaking
2
+ STEM
1
+ Student Achievement
13
+ Students
1
+ Teaching Quality
18
+ Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure
1
+ Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay
25
+ Teaching Quality--Induction Programs and Mentoring
2
+ Teaching Quality--Preparation
3
+ Teaching Quality--Professional Development
3
+ Teaching Quality--Recruitment and Retention
5
+ Teaching Quality--Recruitment and Retention--At-Risk Schools
3
+ Teaching Quality--Teacher Attitudes
1
+ Teaching Quality--Tenure or Continuing Contract
1
+ Teaching Quality--Unions/Collective Bargaining
4
+ Teaching Quality--Working Conditions
3
+ Technology
13
+ Technology--Computer Skills
2
+ Technology--Devices/Software/Hardware
3
+ Technology--Equitable Access
1
+ Textbooks and Open Source
1
+ Urban
2
+ Whole-School Reform Models
1
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