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Convene & Counsel

Bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across states, our gatherings provide opportunities to interact, learn and collaborate.

REGISTRATION OPEN

Join us at the 2018 National Forum on Education Policy, June 27-29, in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open!
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SAVE THE DATE

The 2018 Winter Commissioners Meeting will be held Nov. 28-29 in New Orleans.
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Research & Reports

Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and resources on hundreds of education policy issues.

50-State Comparison: Instructional Time Policies

This resource provides an overview of state instructional time requirements for kindergarten through 12th grade — including days or hours per year, hours per day and start and end date parameters where they exist in state law.
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50-State Comparison: State Summative Assessments

The information in this updated resource covers only those assessments that are mandatory statewide for all students, including those tests that fulfill federal testing requirements. Many states exceed federal requirements by requiring, for example, a statewide summative assessment in social studies or a college entrance exam, in addition to high school math and English language arts testing.
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Teacher Development and Advancement

This Policy Snapshot explores recent legislation related to teacher professional development and advancement, including targeted supports and leadership opportunities. See the other Policy Snapshots in this series: Teacher Evaluations and Targeted Teacher Recruitment.
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Initiatives

While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.

Vital Signs

Explore the nation’s most comprehensive state-by-state data on STEM education.
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Announcing Strong Start to Finish: Boosting college graduation through proven English and math practices

Three foundations launch network with $13M investment in English and math evidence-based practices to boost college graduation.
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Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.
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