Postsecondary & Workforce

Free College: The Arkansas story

As of March 14, 2017, 80 “free college” policy proposals have been introduced in 27 states. While the clear majority of these bills...

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What the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Means for State Financial Aid Programs

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a complicated process for students and their families. The 100+...

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Broadband’s Impact on Education

Broadband access discussions are increasing across the country. At the state and local levels, leaders are expressing the need for adequate...

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The Governor That’s Making Free College Happen

If you’ve heard of the “free college” trend, chances are you’ve heard of Tennessee. Since the Tennessee Promise was enacted in...

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Today’s Students, Yesterday’s Financial Aid Policies

This blog post is a guest post by Wayne A. Taliaferro,  Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP. The...

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How We Can Support States in 2017

The 2016 elections brought about Changes in State Education Leadership across the country. Of the 12 states that held governors’ races,...

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Best of 2016

It’s been a pleasure to serve as your education policy team this year! As we close out the year and look forward to working with you...

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Bridging the ‘Divide’ in Times of Policy Uncertainty

As we experience changes in state education leadership, there is a sense of anticipation in education policy and practice. New leadership...

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State Education Ballot Measures

Along with many new policymakers elected in 2016, states had varying education policy measures on the ballot. Voters in at least 17 states...

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Changes in State Education Leadership

Note: this blog post was updated on Dec. 15, 2016, with final election results. The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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