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Press Releases and Recent Reports

Education Commission of the States’ research and reports provide education leaders with unbiased, trusted knowledge on education issues from early learning through postsecondary and the workforce. To access our 2017 press releases, please click on the links below. (Older press releases are available upon request. Contact Amy Skinner, director of communications, at To see a list of all of our reports by release date, please click here.

June 29, 2017 – New 2017-19 Education Commission of the States’ Officers Announced
June 22, 2017
 Higher Education Civic Learning and Engagement: A Massachusetts case study
June 20, 2017
Competency-Based Education
June 15, 2017
Equity in Education: Key questions to consider
June 13, 2017
Voucher Programs
June 6, 2017
– ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts
June 1, 2017
– Chronic Absenteeism: A key indicator of student success
May 25, 2017
– Need-Based State Financial Aid
May 23, 2017
– Unum Receives the 2017 Education Commission of the States Corporate Award
May 16, 2017
– Hawaii Receives the 2017 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation
May 11, 2017
 Charter School Accountability Under ESSA
April 25, 2017
– Guided Pathways to College Completion
April 11, 2017
– ESSA: Mapping opportunities for civic education
April 6, 2017
– State of the States Landscape Report: State-Level Policies Supporting Equitable K–12 Computer Science Education
April 4, 2017
– Simplification May Not Be So Simple: Gauging state alignment with the FAFSA
April 3, 2017
 Education Commission of the States Named One of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For
March 28, 2017
 Lowell Milken to Receive 2017 Education Commission of the States James Bryant Conant Award
March 21, 2017
– Examining SLDS Development and Utility
March 16, 2017 2017 ArtScan at a Glance: Connecting the States and Arts Education Policy
March 9, 2017  50-State Comparison: Vouchers
March 7, 2017  Tuition Assistance Programs for Foster Youth Pursuing Postsecondary Education
March 2, 2017
 Governors’ Top Education Priorities: 2017 State of the State addresses
Feb. 16, 2017
– 50-State Comparison: Statewide Admissions Policies
Feb. 7, 2017
School Choice Glossary
Jan. 31, 2017
– State Pre-K Funding 2016-17 Fiscal Year: Trends and opportunities
Jan. 26, 2017
– ESSA Thinkers Meeting Insights: Process is key to developing state plans
Jan. 24, 2017 Open Enrollment: Overview and 2016 legislative update
Jan. 19, 2017
– ESSA: Mapping opportunities for the arts – New Chapter on Stakeholder Engagement