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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Civic and Career Readiness: State strategies

With many competing educational priorities, policymakers need approaches that advance multiple student outcomes. A founding purpose of...

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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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Computer Science, STEM Gain Traction in 2017 State of the State Addresses

So far in 2017, STEM and computer science continue to capture governors’ attention as they look for ways to better align education with...

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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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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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Keeping Tabs on Dual Enrollment

 The latest update to Education Commission of the States’ 50-State Comparison on dual/concurrent enrollment was released last week. This...

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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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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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