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State Civic Education Policy: Framework and gap analysis tool

The civic education policy 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. They…


  December 13, 2017

  Policy Report

  High School, K-12, Postsecondary

  FL, IL, MA, MN, TN, UT, WA

  Accountability, Assessment, Civic Education, Standards & Curriculum, Teachers & Leaders

Your CIVIC Education Policy Team

Chances are, most of you reading this blog have some sense of why Education Commission of the States exists and the work that we do. Our hallmark is assisting state…


  February 2, 2017

  Blog Post




Turf Wars: Why do we assume education is a zero-sum game?

In my 10 years of teaching choral music in the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Maryland, I don’t recall a year going by in which I didn’t feel as though…


  January 4, 2017

  Blog Post




50-State Comparison: Civic Education Policies

Education Commission of the States and the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement periodically review state statute, administrative code, standards and curriculum to capture the status of civic learning…


  December 12, 2016

  50-State Comparison

  High School, K-12


  Civic Education