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State Information Request: Credit Recovery

A staff member at a state legislative office asked about credit recovery policies, and how states define and regulate credit recovery. Our response included information about states’ policies establishing definitions…


  February 26, 2018

  State Information Request

  High School, K-12


  Accountability, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Transitions

Initiatives From Preschool to Third Grade: A Policymaker’s Guide

This early learning primer covers a range of vital P-3 issues, providing context, current state examples and additional resources and questions for policymakers to consider.


  February 5, 2018

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3)

  AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MD, ME, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, VA, WA, WV, WY

  Assessment, Finance, Governance, Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

State of the State Addresses: 2011-2018

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 24, 2018

  50-State Comparison

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


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

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 23, 2018

  50-State Comparison



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