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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.

2017 Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Annual Convening

Sept. 6-7, The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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2017 National Forum on Education Policy Resources

Thank you, attendees, speakers and partners! Find your 2017 National Forum on Education Policy resources, here.
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2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting Resources

Education Commission of the States' 2017 Winter Commissioners Meeting was held Nov. 28 – Nov. 30 in Denver, Colo.
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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.

Higher Education Civic Learning and Engagement: A Massachusetts case study

This Promising Practices report explores the civic learning and engagement efforts of Massachusetts’ public higher education system in five areas: vision of Preparing Citizens as a core educational commitment, development of a state higher education Policy on Civic Learning, creation of civic engagement and service-learning course designations, progress in statewide assessment accountability for civic learning and policies to align civic learning across the K-16 education continuum.
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Competency-Based Education

This Policy Snapshot defines competency-based education and provides an overview of current and previous legislation.
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Equity in Education: Key questions to consider

This special report encourages increased intentionality of policy assessment and development through exploring equity-minded questions across four key state policy levers: teaching and leading, learning and transitioning, measuring and improving, and financing.
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While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.

State Financial Aid Redesign Technical Assistance: Apply Now

Since 2015, Education Commission of the States' policy team supported 10 states in redesigning key aspects of their state financial aid programs. These projects ranged from data and policy analysis to on-the-ground counsel to drafting recommendations. In 2017, we will engage a third cohort of states in targeted technical assistance projects. To begin the conversation about how we can serve your state, please complete the form, which can be found by clicking on the link below.
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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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National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement

NCLCE is committed to strengthening civic learning and engagement opportunities for students across the country.
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