Supporting Women in Higher Education Through Equitable Financial Aid Support

It is well established that women make up the majority of college graduates, but earn less in the workforce than men. The most recent data...

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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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A Recap of the School Choice Policy Forum

On May 2, 2017, Education Commission of the States and the Council of Chief State School Officers co-hosted the School Choice Policy Forum...

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State Education Ballot Measures

Along with many new policymakers elected in 2016, states had varying education policy measures on the ballot. Voters in at least 17 states...

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Changes in State Education Leadership

Note: this blog post was updated on Dec. 15, 2016, with final election results. The enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

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Data Systems and Informed Education Policy

On Nov. 16, 2016, revisions to the key takeaways of this 50-State Comparison (and blog) were made.  The importance of data in informing...

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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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Looking Ahead in 2016: State of the State education policy trends

Since 2011, Education Commission of the States has provided summaries of governor’s State of the State addresses as a way of uncovering...

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