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Education Task Forces and Commissions

For current task forces and commissions, please see our dashboard: Task Forces and Commissions by State.

This report captures activity from 2020, when states introduced more than 400 bills and enacted more than 40 legislative actions to create or reestablish education task forces. While the charge, composition and actions of these task forces vary, governors and other state leaders rely on them to inform the policymaking process and advance state education and workforce goals. This Policy Snapshot identifies three types of task forces established in the last year: early learning and K-12 education; student populations and programs; and postsecondary education and workforce development.

For examples of actions initiated or informed by task forces during the COVID-19 pandemic, refer to this one-pager.


Feb. 18, 2021

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