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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.

Save the Date!

The AEP 2018 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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2017 Winter Commissioners Meeting

The 2017 Winter Commissioners Meeting was held Nov. 27 – Nov. 28 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.

Building Policy Momentum for Foster Youth Support in Postsecondary Education

This special report discusses key takeaways from our State Policy Academy focused on foster youth in postsecondary education, including approaches taken by Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Texas, and considerations to assist policy development supporting foster youth attainment.
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50-State Comparison: Prior Learning Assessment Policies

This resource focuses on Prior Learning Assessment policies, which refer to a process to award academic credit for prior learning.
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50-State Comparison: K-12 Governance Structures

This resource provides a national overview of the key policymaking roles in K-12 education policy, a summary of each role’s general powers and duties and some information on how they relate to other policymaking roles.
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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.

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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