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State Education Policy Tracking

Education Commission of the States tracks state education policy on a wide variety of education topics. There are three options available: Scroll down to view enacted and vetoed bills on…

 

  March 26, 2020

  State Legislation

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

  Nationwide

  Accountability, Assessment, Attendance, Finance, Governance, Safety, School Choice, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Principal Development as a Strategy in School Improvement

This Policy Brief highlights three types of policy levers — role recognition, statewide support systems and federal funding — that can be employed to support principals as they engage in…

 

  February 11, 2020

  Policy Report

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

  AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, MD, MN, NC, NY, TN

  Accountability, Governance, Teachers & Leaders

50-State Comparison: Charter School Policies

Charter schools are semi-autonomous public schools that receive public funds. They operate under a written contract with a state, district or other entity (referred to as an authorizer or sponsor)….

 

  January 28, 2020

  50-State Comparison

  K-12

  Nationwide

  Accountability, Finance, Governance, School Choice, Standards & Curriculum, Teachers & Leaders

Governors’ State of the State Addresses: Education-Related Proposals

Education Commission of the States tracks education-related proposals from governors’ annual State of the State addresses. Click on a state in the map below to view annual state-specific proposals (purple…

 

  January 10, 2020

  50-State Comparison

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

  Nationwide

  Accountability, Assessment, Attendance, Finance, Governance, Safety, School Choice, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders, Transitions

Virtual School Policies

This Policy Snapshot captures legislative activity from 2017 to 2019 pertaining to virtual schools. It organizes legislation into three common topic areas: attendance and engagement, authorizing and governance, and funding…

 

  December 16, 2019

  Policy Report

  K-12

  CA, CO, GA, IN, LA, MO, ND, NH, NV, OH, OK

  Accountability, Attendance, Finance, Governance, School Choice, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families