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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.

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State Policy Proposals That Recognize Rural Needs

By Molly Sarubbi and Lauren Sisneros | Apr 30, 2018

As the ever-increasing focus on equity in education grows, state policymakers are inevitably faced with pressures to better understand which students are still being left out. Given the relative locality and…


529 Plans Are Not Just for College Anymore

By Sharmila Mann | Apr 26, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 significantly expanded the federal definition of qualified expenses for 529 plans (withdrawals free of federal taxes and penalties) to include not only…