Computer Science: Crossing party lines [of code]

Computer science continues to be a hot topic for policymakers across role groups and party lines. Part of this interest is driven by data...

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Preparing Citizens and Civic-Learning Course Designation in Massachusetts Higher Education

As Massachusetts acts to fulfill the goal of their Higher Education Vision Project to “produce the best-educated citizenry and workforce...

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Where You Live Rather Than What You Know? The Problem With Education Deserts

This post was co-authored with guest author Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the...

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Keeping Tabs on Dual Enrollment

 The latest update to Education Commission of the States’ 50-State Comparison on dual/concurrent enrollment was released last week. This...

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Spring Cleaning on Teacher Evaluation

This blog is a guest post written by Marisa Goldstein with the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program. With the days getting...

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Student Free Speech

Younger Americans often carry many labels, some fair and some unjust. They refuse to eat cereal because they’re too lazy to wash a bowl;...

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Part-Day or Full-Day Kindergarten?

The experiences of children birth to age five have tremendous impact on their readiness for kindergarten. The approaches to learning,...

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(College) Ready or Not, Here Comes ESSA!

 The latest reauthorization of the ESEA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, provides a great deal of testing flexibility to states....

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The Presidential Election and Education Funding

Sometimes the numbers can be overwhelming – there are more than 50 million students in America’s K-12 public education system. Our...

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Arts Education Policy: A look at the year ahead

It is a new day for the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) and one that Education Commission of the States  is elated to help lead! ...

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