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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 Is Now Open!

The 2018 AEP State Policy Symposium will be held on March 10 in Washington, D.C.
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2018 National Forum on Education Policy

Save the Date! The 2018 National Forum on Education Policy will be held June 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
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2018 Winter Commissioners Meeting

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.

High School Diploma Options That Meet Federal Graduation Rate Calculation Requirements

This Education Trends report defines the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate and outlines three options outside of a regular high school diploma that can be included in this calculation.
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Funding Transparency Under ESSA

This special report explains the new requirements states have in reporting per-pupil expenditures under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It also provides key considerations for states and information about technical assistance and support.
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Developmental Education: An Introduction for Policymakers

This resource, released in collaboration with the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness, explains the importance of developmental education, its current challenges and how policymakers can contribute to improving outcomes.
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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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