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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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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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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Join us for a learning experience you won’t forget!

This blog is a guest post by Rep. Wendy Horman. She represents District 30 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She currently serves on the Joint Finance...

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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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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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Study reveals the state of K-12 economic and financial education

This blog post is a guest post written by Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO, Council for Economic Education. The Council for Economic...

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