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
+ Assessment--Accommodations
+ Athletics/Extracurricular Activities
+ Attendance--Statutory Ages (Upper and Lower)
+ Background Checks
+ Choice of Schools--Charter Schools
+ Choice of Schools--Choice/Open Enrollment
+ Choice of Schools--Vouchers
+ Civic Education
+ Common Core State Standards and Assessments
+ Finance--District
+ Finance--Facilities
+ Finance--Funding Formulas
+ Health
+ Health--Child Abuse
+ Health--School Based Clinics or School Nurses
+ Leadership--Principal/School Leadership
+ Postsecondary Affordability
+ Postsecondary Affordability--Financial Aid
+ Postsecondary Finance
+ Postsecondary Finance--Facilities
+ Postsecondary Institutions--Community/Technical Colleges
+ Postsecondary Participation--Access/Outreach
+ School Safety
+ School Safety--Bullying Prevention/Conflict Resolution
+ School Safety--Emergency Preparedness
+ School Safety--Sexual Harassment and Assault
+ School Safety--Special Education
+ Special Education
+ Special Education--Federal Law/Regulations
+ Special Populations--Military
+ State Policymaking--Task Forces/Commissions
+ Students--Records/Rights
+ Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure
+ Teaching Quality--Certification and Licensure--State Prof. Standards Bds.
+ Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay
+ Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay--Retirement/Benefits
+ Teaching Quality--Evaluation and Effectiveness
+ Teaching Quality--Teacher Contracts (Not Tenure)
+ Teaching Quality--Tenure or Continuing Contract
+ Technology--Internet Safety