Do We Spend Too Much on Special Education?

I was recently asked this question while presenting at Education Commission of the States’ National Forum in Washington, D.C., and my...

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Stakeholder Engagement in Montana: How one SEA does it

This is a guest blog post by Deborah Halliday, Senior Policy Advisor at the Montana Office of Public Instruction. The Every Student...

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Promising Practices in Arts Education

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP), the newest center at Education Commission of the States, continues to be showcasing the promising...

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State Laws May Create Challenges for Local Broadband Expansion

Inadequate access to industry-standard broadband speeds confronts many households and individuals across the states as indicated in a...

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Medical Marijuana in Schools: State legislation and policy considerations

If you’re looking for more up-to-date information, please see our most recent post on this topic, “When Medical Marijuana Meets...

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NobleCause Grant to Fund Innovative Service-Learning Model

This is a guest blog post by Dolly Duplantier that originally appeared on NobleHour.  Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if...

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Final Day of the 2016 National Forum on Education Policy

The final day of our annual convening was full of great highlights. Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, opened the day...

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Day Two of #ECSNF16

Here’s an update on the action-packed day two of the National Forum on Education Policy.  Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of...

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Day One at the 2016 National Forum on Education Policy

The first day of Education Commission of the States’ National Forum was a tremendous success!  More than 580 education policy leaders...

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2016 STEM Legislative Activity

STEM continues to be the focus of significant legislative activity. Dozens of 2016 enactments – both statutory provisions and...

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