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Keeping Schools Safe While Protecting Students’ Privacy

Since 1970, 2,511 K-12 students have been wounded or killed in school shootings in the United States, and 2021 witnessed the largest number in a single year. School districts have adopted surveillance…


  June 28, 2022

  Blog Post


  CO, NE, UT

  Safety, Students & Families

50-State Comparison: Statewide Admissions Policies

In an effort to ensure standard levels of college preparedness among incoming students, some states or systems have adopted common admissions policies applicable to first-time, first-year students seeking admission at…


  May 10, 2022

  50-State Comparison

  High School, Postsecondary


  Assessment, Transitions

Statewide Admissions Policies: State Profiles

View individual state profiles on statewide admissions policies by selecting a state below, or view 50-State Comparisons on each data point.


  May 10, 2022

  Individual State Profile

  High School, Postsecondary


  Assessment, Transitions

Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2022 State of the State Addresses

This report is a collaboration with the National Governors Association. We are grateful for this partnership.


  March 15, 2022

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), High School, K-12, Postsecondary

  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VI, WA, WI

  Finance, Governance, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

50-State Comparison: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems

Education Commission of the States has researched Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) policies and resources in all states and the District of Columbia to provide this comprehensive resource. Click on…


  December 14, 2021

  50-State Comparison