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Read recent education policy news and commentary written by your education policy team and guest authors working across the education field. For information on submitting a guest blog, contact Mandy Zatynski at mzatynski@ecs.org.

CATEGORIES: Arts Education PartnershipBlueprint for College ReadinessCivic LearningEarly LearningEducation FundingHigh SchoolK-12Postsecondary & WorkforceState Financial AidSTEMSupport

State Financial Aid: What We’re Watching

By Sarah Pingel | Feb 26, 2018

Each year, states invest over $12 billion in aid programs that support over 4.5 million students in their quest for postsecondary education. And each year, state aid programs garner a…


Navigating the Adult Learner Life Cycle

By Lexi Anderson | Feb 21, 2018

What does it look like for an adult learner to move through postsecondary education and into the workforce? How is that journey different from a traditional student’s pathway? What supports…


Engineering Is Gaining Ground in Schools

By Claus von Zastrow | Feb 20, 2018

It’s National Engineers Week, and advocates for teaching engineering in K-12 have reason to celebrate. Engineering is becoming part of science class for millions of American students. Yet as any…


The Other STEM Gender Gap

By Claus von Zastrow | Feb 12, 2018

Between 2016 to 2026, labor economists expect nearly 230,000 job openings each year for registered nurses (median wage: $68,450), nurse practitioners ($100,910) and physician assistants ($101,480). Each of these occupations…


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