From the ECS State Policy Database

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The following summary includes policies enacted in the past month. This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format. To view the documents, click on the blue triangle next to the topic of interest. To view all, press the button located at the top labeled "Expand All."

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
+ Assessment
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Drugs/Alcohol
+ Athletics/Extracurricular Activities
+ Attendance--Statutory Ages (Upper and Lower)
+ Background Checks
+ Career/Technical Education
+ Choice of Schools--Charter Schools
+ Choice of Schools--Charter Schools--Cyber Charters
+ Choice of Schools--Choice/Open Enrollment
+ Choice of Schools--Vouchers
+ Civic Education
+ Common Core State Standards and Assessments
+ Counseling/Guidance
+ Curriculum--Health and Nutrition Education
+ Curriculum--Multicultural
+ Curriculum--Physical Education
+ Curriculum--Social Studies/History
+ Economic/Workforce Development
+ Finance--Bonds
+ Finance--Facilities
+ Finance--Resource Efficiency
+ Governance--Local/Mayoral Takeovers
+ Health
+ Health--Child Abuse
+ Health--School Based Clinics or School Nurses
+ Health--Suicide Prevention
+ High School--Exit Exams
+ High School--Graduation Requirements
+ Leadership--Principal/School Leadership
+ P-3 Child Care
+ P-3 Ensuring Quality
+ P-3 Governance
+ P-3 Preschool
+ P-3 Teaching Quality/Professional Development
+ Postsecondary
+ Postsecondary Affordability--Financial Aid
+ Postsecondary Faculty
+ Postsecondary Faculty--Compensation
+ Postsecondary Finance
+ Postsecondary Finance--Facilities
+ Postsecondary Governance and Structures--Administrative/Leadership Issues
+ Postsecondary Governance and Structures--State Executives/State Agencies
+ Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges
+ Postsecondary Participation--Access/Outreach
+ Promotion/Retention
+ Reading/Literacy
+ School Safety
+ School Safety--Bullying Prevention/Conflict Resolution
+ School Safety--Emergency Preparedness
+ School Safety--Expulsion/Suspension
+ School Safety--Sexual Harassment and Assault
+ School Safety--Special Education
+ School/District Structure/Operations--Personnel (Non-Teaching)
+ School/District Structure/Operations--Shared Services
+ School/District Structure/Operations--Transportation
+ Special Education
+ Special Education--Federal Law/Regulations
+ Special Education--Transition
+ Special Populations--Military
+ State Longitudinal Data Systems
+ State Policymaking--Task Forces/Commissions
+ Students--Records/Rights
+ Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure
+ Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay
+ Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay--Retirement/Benefits
+ Teaching Quality--Evaluation and Effectiveness
+ Teaching Quality--Recruitment and Retention--At-Risk Schools
+ Teaching Quality--Recruitment and Retention--High-Needs Subjects
+ Teaching Quality--Teacher Contracts (Not Tenure)
+ Teaching Quality--Tenure or Continuing Contract
+ Technology--Internet Safety
+ Urban--Governance