2016 Legislative Round-up: Improving school health environments

So far in 2016, close to 1,000 K-12 education bills have been signed into law. While the heavy hitters such as accountability, assessments...

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A Well-Rounded Citizen

Over the last several years, efforts have intensified to reinvigorate the commitment of education to not just prepare students for college...

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Policy Levers for CTE Dual Enrollment

Career and technical education (CTE) dual enrollment – it may just be the Reese’s peanut butter cup of policy strategies to improve...

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Three Things I Think I Think: Ruminations on trends impacting higher education

Americans love lists, for a host of reasons, and the higher education policy community is no exception. A wide collection of ‘Top Ten’...

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The Need For and Steps Towards Achieving a Quality K-3 System

While the high school dropout rate poses a significant risk to our nation, there are early warning signs that  can be used to chart a...

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27 Is the New 18: Adult students on the rise

When imagining the beginning of a postsecondary experience, one pictures hundreds of students showing up on campus, moving into their dorms...

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States Improving Pre-K Education Quality and Access, But What Happens Next?

This is a guest blog post by Matt Weyer, a policy specialist in NCSL’s Education Program.  With state pre-k investments increasing to...

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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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