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Ziebarth, Todd – National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 2017
There were a number of historic public charter school policy wins across the country in 2017. Kentucky became the 44th state (along with the District of Columbia) to enact a charter school law. Colorado and Florida provided charter school students with unprecedented access to locally raised dollars for facilities. Tennessee and Texas created new…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions to social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Educational Finance, Access to Education, Higher Education
Laine, Richard; Cohen, Marjorie; Nielson, Kate; Palmer, Iris – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2015
The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training, and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living. Because the education system has failed to attain hoped-for outcomes, some states are investigating new systems,…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Paliokas, Kathleen – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Implementing new college and career readiness standards, along with readying teachers and students for new assessments, is a monumental undertaking by multiple national, state, and local education leaders and organizations. One critical policy area for states to consider is supports for educator preparation programs to ensure that new teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Preservice Teacher Education
Achieve, Inc., 2008
States are increasingly focusing the mission of their elementary and secondary education systems on preparing all students for success in postsecondary education and 21st century careers. As standards have increased, so too have graduation requirements. Today, 20 states and the District of Columbia have adopted such high school graduation…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation, Graduation Requirements, Accountability