Postsecondary & Workforce

What Are the Trending Education Topics in States in 2019?

By now, you know we track much of the information around state education policy — from introduced proposals in state legislatures to...

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Emerging Iterations on State Free College Policy in the 2019 Legislative Sessions

State legislatures are officially in full swing, with 44 states plus the District of Columbia in session. At Education Commission of the...

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What Are Governors Saying About Education in Their State of the State Addresses in 2019?

The elections resulted in big changes in state leadership, including a sizable cohort of 20 new governors. Because many governors appoint...

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New Year, Renewed Commitment to What Matters Most

Welcome to a new year! Though many of you are returning to your posts, we’ll also be seeing a lot of new faces around the policymaking...

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Can Students Afford to Pay for College?

With lots of information out there on college affordability — or un-affordability, depending on what you are reading — we wondered how...

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Financial Literacy Is a Growing Focus in Education Curricula

One of my favorite elementary school memories was our class trip to Young AmeriTowne, a program put on by the Young Americans Center for...

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Income Share Agreements: An Old Idea Made New, But Necessity to Protect Students Remains

In 2014, I gave my first state legislative testimony in Maine on an idea that would turn tuition and financial aid on its head: Pay It...

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2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways

This is one of two posts on 2018 elections results. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership”. In...

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2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership

This is one of two posts on the 2018 elections results. UPDATED 11/19. See the other post, “2018 Elections: Top Education Takeaways.”...

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Idaho’s Postsecondary Initiatives Are Showing Results

In light of college application season, this guest post from Matt Freeman, executive director of the Idaho State Board of Education,...

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