ECS regularly issues useful compilations, summaries and/or comparisons of state policies — enacted or pending — on a wide variety of education topics, listed on the right. For a list of our most current documents, please see our What's New page.
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(Note: Not all topics have an ECS document associated with them. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, you can use our search function.)
The GE Foundation's Foray into Urban School Improvement - Hear Robert Corcoran talk about the tremendous resources the GE Foundation has committed to education over the past several years. He was speaking at the 2011 ECS National Forum on Education Policy....
From the ECS State Policy Database: Urban--Governance - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....
Improving Academic Achievement in Urban Schools: What Can Policymakers Do? PDF - This report, based on the input of nine urban district superintendents and experts, provides state policy recommendations that target improving the academic achievement of urban students. The report recommends that state policymakers consider comprehensive state policy support for urban districts rather than piecemeal support. The policy areas addressed include school governance, school finance, teaching quality, English language learners, early learning, data management, finances related to special education and integrated social, medical and mental health services for students. A three-page summary also is available. (Education Commission of the States, November 2003)...
From the ECS State Policy Database: Urban - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....