How Does Arts Education Fare in the First Round of State ESSA Plans?

This blog post is a guest post by Lynn Tuttle, Director of Public Policy & Professional Development, National Association for Music...

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What the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Means for State Financial Aid Programs

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a complicated process for students and their families. The 100+...

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How The Great Recession Impacted Teacher Pay

The most recent economic downturn – commonly referred to as the Great Recession – impacted all aspects of our society including public...

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Incentivizing Civic Learning and Engagement

A vibrant democracy depends on the informed and active participation of citizens. A dedicated group of Colorado high school students did...

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School Leadership Matters: Illinois leading reforms in principal preparation

This is a guest blog post by James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education and Janet Holt, Executive Director,...

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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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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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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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State-Level Free Community College: Policy transformation or more of the same?

Every morning at the public high school across the street from my home, students show up from a few different neighborhoods: the middle...

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