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Convene & Counsel

Bringing education leaders together from across the aisle and across states, our gatherings provide opportunities to interact, learn and collaborate.

2017 National Forum on Education Policy

June 28-30, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
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2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting Resources

Education Commission of the States' 2016 Winter Commissioners Meeting was held Nov. 28 – Nov. 30 in Denver, Colo.
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Research & Reports

Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and resources on hundreds of education policy issues.

Guided Pathways to College Completion

This Policy Snapshot briefly defines guided pathways, provides summary information on 2016 and 2017 legislative activities, and includes examples of legislation and board policies from previous years.
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ESSA: Mapping opportunities for civic education

This Education Trends report provides an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and outlines how ESSA strengthens opportunities for states to expand and support civic learning and engagement.
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Simplification May Not Be So Simple: Gauging state alignment with the FAFSA

This special report explores state alignment with the FAFSA and provides a synopsis of both federal- and state-level efforts related to FAFSA simplification.
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While covering the full spectrum of education policy, Education Commission of the States dives deeply into key issues impacting all states.

State-Federal Partnerships in Postsecondary Education

Education Commission of the States coordinated the creation and dissemination of a series of policy briefs focused on the interaction between state- and federal-level policies composed by a diverse collection of notable educational policy and thought leaders.
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Arts Education Partnership

The Arts Education Partnership is dedicated to securing a high-quality arts education for every young person in America.
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National Center for Learning & Civic Engagement

NCLCE is committed to strengthening civic learning and engagement opportunities for students across the country.
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