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From the ECS State Policy Database: State Policymaking - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: State Policymaking--Task Forces/Commissions - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

2012 Gubernatorial Elections: Outcomes and Education Priorities PDF - This report outlines results of the 2012 gubernatorial elections, and provides highlights of the elected governors' top education priorities. (Education Commission of the States, November 2012)...

Education-Related Ballot Measures: 2012 PDF - This report provides the results from the 35 ballot initiatives in the November 2012 election that have either a direct effect on education policy in those states or could have an effect down the road. The initiatives listed include enacted legislation being presented to the public for approval and initiatives placed on the ballot through the petition process....

From the ECS State Policy Database: State Policymaking--Constitutional Clauses - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Governance--Mandates - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Legislator's Panel - Hear the discussion between Frederick (Rick) Hess and legislators from Colorado, Florida and Idaho discussing the legislators’ roles in major state education reform in their respective states at the 2011 ECS National Forum on Education Policy. (ECS, July 2011)...

What Governors Need to Know: Highlights of State Education Systems PDF - This multistate compilation includes states' number of operating districts, average students per district, per-student spending, free or reduced-price lunch eligible students, percent of K-12 revenue from state sources, state and local school revenue, full-day kindergarten requirements, compulsory school ages and more. (Kyle Zinth and Melodye Bush, Education Commission of the States, updated December 2010)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: State Policymaking--Politics - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

How Does Education in My State Compare? What Every Governor or Other Elected Official Needs to Know - This report serves as a quick reference guide for elected officials to compare key education policies and data in their states to the rest of the nation. (Julie Rowland, ECS, November 2014)...

Governors’ Top Education Issues: State-of-the-States 2014 PDF - Education issues were again at the forefront when the leaders of 42 states and the District of Columbia outlined their priorities in their 2014 state-of-the-state addresses. Governors outlined their plans for increasing the quality and availability of education – from preschool through postsecondary – to spur economic growth and enhance the quality of life of each state’s citizens. This brief highlights the most frequently cited education priorities of the nation’s governors. (Jennifer Thomsen, Education Commission of the States, March 2014) ...

Putting Students First Education Action Plan - Full-day preschool for New York's poorest children, schools as centers for health care and social services, longer school days and years and better use of technology are some of the New NY Education Reform Commission's preliminary recommendations to Gov. Mario Cuomo. Further, teachers and principals should have to pass a "bar"-like exam in order to enter their professions. (2013)...


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