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Press Releases and Recent Reports

Our research and reports provide education leaders with trusted knowledge on education issues from early learning through the workforce. To access our most recent press releases, scroll to one of the links below. A list of all of our reports by release date is available here, and a list of our 50-State Comparisons is here.


January 23, 2020 – Enhancing STEM in P-3 Education
January 14, 2020 – 50-State Comparison: State Financial Aid Barriers for Students Impacted by the Justice System
January 14, 2020 – State Financial Aid Barriers for Students Impacted by the Justice System
January 9, 2020 – Dual Enrollment Access


December 17, 2019 – Virtual School Policies
November 21, 2019 – Accelerating Gains in K-12 Engineering Education
November 18, 2019 – 2019 Changes in State Education Leadership
November 14, 2019 – Principles of Policy Design for Connecting Education to Work
November 12, 2019 – Postsecondary Workforce Development Policies
October 24, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Teacher Recruitment and Retention
October 22, 2019 – Student Mental Health
October 8, 2019 – An Analysis of State Postsecondary Governance Structures
September 17, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Statewide Apprenticeships
September 10, 2019 – Education Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis
September 5, 2019 – Preparing Students for Learning, Work and Life Through STEAM Education
August 27, 2019 – Policies Addressing Guns on Campus
August 27, 2019 – Campus Sexual Assault Policies
August 20, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
August 8, 2019 – Policy Levers to Improve School Safety
August 6, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: K-12 Funding
July 30, 2019 – Workforce Development Systems
July 23, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: State Policy Models for Connecting Education to Work
July 18, 2019 – Teacher Activism: Teacher Protest Actions on Education Policy
June 25, 2019 – Idaho Receives the 2019 Education Commission of the States Frank Newman Award for State Innovation
June 18, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Need- and Merit-Based Financial Aid
June 11, 2019 – AJ Crabill Receives the 2019 Education Commission of the States James Bryant Conant Award
June 4, 2019 – The Tennessee School Boards Association Receives the 2019 Education Commission of the States Corporate Award
May 21, 2019 – The Arts in Schools of Choice
April 25, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Postsecondary Campus Safety
April 23, 2019 – Strengthening the Early Childhood Education Continuum
April 16, 2019 – Using State Data Systems to Create an Information Culture in Education
April 11, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: States’ School Improvement Policies
April 9, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: Arts Education Data Collection and Reporting
April 2, 2019 – For 3rd Consecutive Year, Education Commission of the States Named 1 of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For
April 2, 2019 – Modernizing College Course Placement by Using Multiple Measures
March 26, 2019 – Common Elements of Developmental Education Policies
March 21, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: K-12 Special Education Funding
March 19, 2019 – Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2019 State of the State Addresses
March 14, 2019 – Visual Arts Matter
March 12, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: High School Graduation Requirements
March 7, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: State Postsecondary Governance Structures
March 5, 2019 – Policy Considerations for STEAM Education
February 26, 2019 – 50-State Comparison: K-12 School Safety
February 21, 2019 – ESSA: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts
February 14, 2019 – 529 Education Savings Plans: Federal Action and State Policy Trends
February 7, 2019 – Trends in Pre-K Education Funding in 2017-18
January 24, 2019 – Open Enrollment
January 22, 2019 – An Overview of Scholarship Tax Credit Programs
January 15, 2019 – The Status of School Discipline in State Policy
January 10, 2019 – Career and Technical Education