Schools Vouchers: Things to consider

With National School Choice Week this week and the confirmation process of Betsy DeVos, there has been a renewed focus on school voucher...

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Open Enrollment: Not as simple as it seems

One of the more popular resources on our website is our 50-State Comparison: Open Enrollment Policies, which compares open enrollment...

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Get Your Charter Sector Ready for ESSA. Do You Need a Gut Job or a Coat of Paint?

This is a guest blog post by Amanda Fenton, director of state and federal policy, National Association of Charter School Authorizers.  The...

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Federal Tax Credits for K-12 Scholarships Are Coming. Is Your State Ready?

This is a guest blog post by Michael J. Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at the Hoover Institution...

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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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ESSA Stakeholder Engagement: Opportunities for the arts abound

 As states around the country continue the process of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a priority of the Arts...

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State of the States: A look back

Education Commission of the States has tracked governor’s State of the State addresses for more than a decade, highlighting education...

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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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Turf Wars: Why do we assume education is a zero-sum game?

In my 10 years of teaching choral music in the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Maryland, I don’t recall a year going by in which I...

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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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