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Open-source textbooks can help drive down the overall cost of college

States and the (not so) new standards -- where are they now? (press release)

The Progress of Education Reform: A Hidden Cause of Rising Tuition (Read the press release)

State Exemplars of School Accountability 'Report Cards'

Videos of all plenary sessions from the ECS 2014 National Education on Education Policy are now available! Pick a session from the online agenda and click to watch.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock named next chair of ECS (press release)

Trends in state charter school laws: Authorizers, caps, performance-based closures and virtual schools (read the press release)

A Cure for Remedial Reporting Chaos (read the accompanying report and the press release)

Marc Tucker receives 2014 James Bryant Conant Award

Illinois receives Frank Newman Award for State Innovation

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    Submit a nomination now for the James Bryant Conant Award, Frank Newman Award for State Innovation and ECS Corporate Award.
  • textbooks
    There is growing national and international interest in Open Educational Resources as a way to help financially distressed states reduce costs and save students millions of dollars.
  • common core
    This report captures a snapshot of where states currently stand in regard to Common Core State Standards.
  • peraug14
    This issue examines tuition discounting, the practice of awarding targeted financial incentives to students, usually in the form of merit awards or needs-based grants
  • bullock
    Gov. Bullock will succeed Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as ECS Chair in 2015.

Early Learning/Technology
Coding for kindergartners?
Introducing coding to kindergarten students helps them reflect on their own learning as they develop 21st-century skills such as problem solving and creativity, experts say. (eSchool News)

Read the rest of today's e-Clips for Oct. 17, 2014


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