Postsecondary & Workforce

State Approaches to Secondary CTE Funding

It is estimated that CTE costs may be between 20 and 40 percent higher than those for general academic instruction. In order to meet the...

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Adjusting to a New ‘Normal’ in Education

Now that many school and district buildings are closed, state leaders, educators and in some cases, business leaders are looking at how...

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15 Years of State of the State Addresses: What Do Governors Care About Most, and What Has Changed?

Over the past 15 years, Education Commission of the States has read and summarized State of the State addresses delivered across the...

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Empowering the Next Wave of Female Leaders

Over the last decade, women have made great strides in state leadership positions — and in particular, positions of power related to...

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Engaging the Arts in 2020’s Top Education Policy Priorities

Last month, Education Commission of the States President Jeremy Anderson shared six trending education policy topics we will likely see in...

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Recognizing Fluctuations in Food Security Among College Students

Graduating a higher percentage of students may depend on how colleges address fundamental student needs — such as secure housing;...

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The 6 Education Policy Topics You’ll See in 2020

While 2020 is inherently a big election year because it includes a presidential race, it is also a big election year for states: 11 states...

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Continuing Efforts to Connect Education to the Workforce

Historically, state policymakers have sought ways to connect people to quality education that leads to sustaining and fulfilling jobs. As...

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3 Reasons Why Developmental Education Reform Is Building Momentum

It is not often that an educational reform movement takes hold in both policy and practice. Yet, over the past decade the momentum to...

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Governors Leading the Way to Career Readiness

Recognizing that the key to financial success increasingly can be found in higher levels of education, America’s governors are taking...

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