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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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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.

How Students Use Federal, State and Institutional Aid to Pay for College: A Primer for State Policymakers

This primer explores the main sources of support — including federal grants, state assistance programs, loans and institutional aid — that are available to students today. In addition to this national overview, click on any state on the map to view a one-page profile capturing state-specific financial aid information across a variety of common metrics.
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50-State Comparison: States’ School Accountability Systems

This resource captures an important transition period in state accountability systems by providing a national overview of these systems as described in current state statute and regulation, where available, and in states’ ESSA plans (as of October 2017).
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State Civic Education Policy: Framework and gap analysis tool

The framework and gap analysis tool are intended to guide state leaders as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. In addition to the framework and gap analysis tool, this resource includes examples to demonstrate how current state efforts are leading to significant, positive changes in civic education for all students, P-20.
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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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