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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The Arts and a Well-Rounded Education

With the adoption of ESSA in 2015, the term “core academic subjects” was replaced with a “well-rounded education,” which, as...

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Your CIVIC Education Policy Team

Chances are, most of you reading this blog have some sense of why Education Commission of the States exists and the work that we do. Our...

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The Power of Pre-K

With the recent release of Education Commission of the States’ annual pre-kindergarten (pre-K) funding report, we are taking a look at...

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Bridging the Two Communities Problem

This is a guest blog post by Jonathan Supovitz, professor of leadership and policy, Graduate School of Education, University of...

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Charter School Legislation: What to watch for in 2017

This is a guest blog post by Todd Ziebarth, senior vice president, State Advocacy and Support at National Alliance for Public Charter...

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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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