If Only People Knew How Good Their State Data Systems Are

After years of investment in state education data systems, states collect more data on education than they ever have. Yet many face a...

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How Measuring School Effectiveness Is Impacted by Summer Learning Loss

This guest post comes from Chris Minnich, CEO at NWEA, a valued partner organization. Views expressed in guest posts are those of the...

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CALDER Policymakers Council Launches Rapid Response Q&A Forum

This guest post comes from Dan Goldhaber, director of CALDER at the American Institutes for Research. Views expressed in guest posts are...

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Why We’re One of the Best Nonprofits to Work For

For the third consecutive year, Education Commission of the States has been named one of the Top 50 Best Nonprofits to Work For. For more...

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Your Guide to Navigating Opportunities for the Arts Under ESSA

Is your state focused on building student literacy across districts? The Every Student Succeeds Act provides funds to integrate the arts...

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Reforming Developmental Education Not by Command or Control, but Through Collaboration

This guest post comes from Carlos E. Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education. Views expressed in guest posts are those of...

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Five Ways That States Limit Special Education Spending

In times of limited financial resources, states look for ways to rein in spending. Unfortunately for state education policymakers, times of...

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Why Are There So Many Bills About Special Education Funding?

Funding for students who require special education services continues to be a hotly debated topic for state policymakers. More than half of...

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Ten Tips for New Education Policy Leaders

Jumping into state education policy can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Beyond learning the ins and outs of polices that govern...

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What We Know About Differential and Performance Pay for Teachers

Among governors’ State of the State addresses this year, a majority spoke about teacher compensation, including differential pay that...

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