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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.


Join us at the 2018 National Forum on Education Policy, June 27-29, in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open!
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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.

50-State Comparison: Transfer and Articulation Policies

This comparison reviews four transfer metrics in all 50 states: transferable core of lower-division courses, statewide common-course numbering, statewide guaranteed transfer of an associate degree and statewide reverse transfer.
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Free College and Adult Student Populations

This resource, highlighting free college policies and their intersection with adult students, has been updated with new data.
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50-State Comparison: State Kindergarten Through Third Grade Policies

Our new 50-State Comparison details policy approaches across all states on everything from kindergarten requirements to teacher quality, assessments and interventions, and much more.
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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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