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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Education Innovation in Idaho Program

This blog is a guest post by Sen. Steven Thayn. Idaho’s Advanced Opportunities program reduces the cost of college to students, their...

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Interpret with Caution: New state-level student loan repayment data

The way borrowers repay their federal student loans has changed dramatically over the past several years. It used to be that borrowers...

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2016 Dual Enrollment and AP Legislative Enactments

 In many states, the dust is settling on yet another legislative session. Dual enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP) and other avenues for...

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ESSA: Various perspectives

Following the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, and with the newly released ESSA regulations from the U.S....

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For the love of the game? Legislators Address College Athletics

The squeak of sneakers on the hardwood court. The scratch of skates on the ice rink. The crack of a fastball hitting the leather of a...

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Do We Really Need to Fund Gifted Programs?

The goal of a high-quality P-12 education system is to allow every student to excel in either the workforce or a postsecondary environment....

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Ed Talks at this Year’s National Forum on Education Policy

Modeled on the popular Ted Talks, Education Commission of the States incorporates from the heart, personal and inspirational Ed Talks...

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