The Ever-Changing Landscape of State Assessments

This year, more states left national assessment consortia and instead, opted to create their own, state-specific exams — a trend we’ve...

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State Policies That Seek to Build Stronger Teacher Pipelines

Of the enacted state legislation in 2017, no issue we track received greater attention than teachers. This is not surprising, given...

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Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative: A lesson in cross-system collaboration to support adult student success

This guest blog post comes from Wayne A. Taliaferro, policy analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at the Center for Law...

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Suicide Prevention on College Campuses

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month; a month which, unfortunately, has a strong connection to higher education....

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Free College: The Arkansas story

As of March 14, 2017, 80 “free college” policy proposals have been introduced in 27 states. While the clear majority of these bills...

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Does Computer Science in High School Face a Bright Future?

This is a guest blog post by Claus Von Zastrow, the chief operating officer and director of research for Change the Equation.  If, like...

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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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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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Engaged Citizenship – Trends Report on the Civic Education Initiative

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? If you answered to provide schooling and...

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