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Florida and Tennessee: Accountability in Civic Education (read the press release)

50-State Kindergarten Database (read the press release)

Governors' Top Education Issues: State of the States 2014
(read the press release)

States Address Concerns about Concussions in Youth Sports (read the press release)

CTE Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for College Completion and Workforce Investment (read the press release)

NCLCE Schools of Success #5: Service-Learning May Influence Attendance, Performance

States respond to school safety concerns with 2013 legislation (read the press release)

States pass diverse slate of mental health legislation in 2013

  • Join us in the nation’s capitol this summer for the only conference focused on state-level education policy from early learning to the workforce.
  • Civics assessment
    In the first of a series exploring state initiatives on civic education, ECS looks at two states – Florida and Tennessee – and their different approaches to holding students and schools accountable for civics knowledge.
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    ECS' 50-state database on kindergarten policies shows policymakers are continuing their emphasis on school readiness.
  • ECS 101
    How is ECS different? We’ve created an infographic that tells the story by showcasing our work in 2013.

Early Learning
Study: N.C. pre-K program shows greater gains than expected
North Carolina's state-funded pre-K program for 4-year-olds has produced better-than-expected positive outcomes for participants, new research says. Significant gains were seen across all areas of learning. (Education Week)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for April 18, 2014


“I'm lovin' your website! The links you provided below have really helped in wrapping my head around the various types of P-16/P-20 initiatives.” –Participant, local P-16 initiative in California

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“All the sessions were very insightful and chock full of valuable and timely information. Speakers were excellent. Great job!” –Attendee, ECS Winter Commissioners’ Meeting

“All sessions were great! Very valuable data that presented a broader perspective.” –Attendee, ECS Winter Commissioners’ Meeting

“This is my first ECS experience. I am most impressed. Thank you.” –Attendee, ECS Winter Commissioners’ Meeting

“I thought the sessions were wonderful and I am already thinking how we can use ECS services. ELL, STEM, and CCSS implementation strategies come to mind immediately.” –STATE HIGHER EDUCATION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ASSOC. (SHEEO)

“Thank you so much for this great information! I really appreciate the quick turn-around and the wide array of ideas… You’ve given me some good homework for tonight! ”–Governor’s Education Policy Advisor

“Please accept this belated thank you for so generously supplying all this terrific information. This is immensely helpful to us.” –National organization

“Thanks so very much for pulling all this together for me so quickly. This is a treasure trove of great resources and I really appreciate you sending this along.” –Reporter, national publication

“I think you're the best source I’ve ever dealt with. THANK YOU very, very much.” –State NPR affiliate

“ECS was certainly a huge help in providing research for this bill ... thank you!” –Legislative staffer

“I apologize for taking so long to follow up on this wonderfully prepared email—it has been most helpful in helping some of our policy discussions.” –From the ECS Facebook page

“I stumbled across your website, which was ... VERY helpful—I found exactly what I needed!” –Member of the public

“I wanted to thank you for this fantastic email. You have been able to provide us with great guidance this past week.” –Legislative staffer

“ECS is the single best source for education data and policy information.” –From the ECS Facebook page

“Thanks so much for following up with this good information! It's a valuable and very useful summary.” –Vice Chancellor, State University System

“Thanks again for all of your help earlier this year! You are a wealth of knowledge.” –Director, Assessment, Accountability & Information Management, State Department of Education

“Thank you again—we really appreciate how quickly you got back to us and you have provided great background resources to help start the state board’s conversation!” –State Board of Education member

“Thank you so much! This is just the information I needed. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. You’re the best.” –State Legislative Education Staff

“Thank you so incredibly much! I was able to use your research in a memo that will be going to our Chief of Staff and then recommend to the Congressman.” –Staff, U.S. Congressman

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