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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.

The Civics Education Initiative 2015-17

This Education Trends report provides an update on state adoption of the Civics Education Initiative, explains the impact of the initiative, looks at how states customized the initiative, and provides examples and opportunities for policymakers to build on civic education policy efforts, such as the Civics Education Initiative.
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State Innovations for Near-Completers

This Promising Practices report overviews the 2017 policy landscape regarding near-completers, reviews three states’ outreach strategies to this population and includes policy considerations for state leaders.
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Beyond the Core: Advancing student success through the arts

This Education Trends report explores research on how the arts bolster the development of deeper learning skills, provides examples of programs that successfully increased access to the arts in education in public schools, and includes state- and local-level policy considerations.
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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.

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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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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