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Learning Time in America: Trends to reform the American school calendar

Computer science in high school graduation requirements

Community colleges expand role into awarding bachelor's degrees

Targeted programs and career pathways within workforce development policies

Questions to consider when creating or modifying charter school laws

Using assessments to inform 12th-grade interventions and accelerations (see the accompanying 50-state database)

ECS and National Experts Examine: State-level English language learner policies (see the accompanying 50-state database)

The Progress of Education Reform: A look at funding for students with disabilities

Assessment Opt-Out Policies: State responses to parent pushback

Blueprint for college readiness
* 50-state policy analysis

* 50-state database 

  • computer
    More states have amended high school graduation requirements so that computer science can replace math, science or foreign language courses.
  • degrees
    More states are allowing community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and there are several fundamental questions for state leaders to take into account.
  • targeted
    Several states have policies in place that work toward the greater goal of increasing workforce opportunities for students at multiple levels.
  • 12th-grade
    States have an opportunity to use college and career readiness test results to make the final year of high school more impactful.
  • NF2015
    Join us in June for the premier education policy event of 2015! No other event brings together such a wide range of pivotal leaders all focused on transforming education policy.
  • blueprint
    Designed to serve as a framework to help K-12 and higher education leaders conceptualize the multitude of education reform efforts underway in their states.
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Higher Ed Funding
LA faces colossal cuts
Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. Louisiana’s general fund contribution to higher education  could plummet from $924 million this year to $391 million for the next fiscal year. (Inside Higher Ed)

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