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State Policies on Postsecondary Tuition Setting, Capping and Freezing
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COVID-19 Update
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National Forum on Education Policy

The 2020 National Forum on Education Policy has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you July 7-9, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

SEP 9-11

AEP Annual Convening

The in-person event is canceled, but AEP is exploring virtual programming options. Stay tuned for updates!

DEC 1-4

Winter Commissioners Meeting

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We as state leaders have faced challenging questions in the past few months as we work to protect the health and safety of our citizens. This is particularly true when it comes to the already unique challenges of educating and supporting students.

The coronavirus has upended the U.S. economy and education system in ways few would have imagined just two months ago. State and local leaders now know that millions of students are losing academic ground.

Research tells us that a child’s experiences in the early years build a foundation of social, emotional and cognitive development that they will need to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Now that many school and district buildings are closed, state leaders, educators and in some cases, business leaders are looking at how best to provide continuity of education and support services to their students and communities.

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