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O'Keefe, Bonnie – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2017
This brief reviews state plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as of October 1, 2017. It focuses on three key topics for early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): setting clear goals and policy priorities for early learning, integrating early learning into school improvement, and supporting early childhood educator…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Holly, Neal; Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Concerned with low on-time graduation rates, state lawmakers continue to turn to outcomes-based funding (OBF) as one policy approach to support postsecondary degree attainment and workforce goals. Policymakers have also been confronted with constituent complaints about student debt loads, course schedules and academic programs that force students…
Descriptors: State Aid, Funding Formulas, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power
Auck, Alyssa; Railey, Hunter – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Each year, governors take the stage to highlight accomplishments and outline policy priorities for their states. In an effort to provide up-to-date information on education policy trends, Education Commission of the States tracks all education policy proposals and accomplishments featured by governors in these State of the State addresses. At the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Compensation (Remuneration)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Student Exchange Programs
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
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Burke, Lindsey M.; Stepman, Jarrett – Journal of School Choice, 2014
Though school choice has proven to be popular, barriers remain in some states as a result of so-called Blaine Amendments and similar policies to prevent education funding from following students to religious schools as a part of school choice options. If left to stand, these ignoble 19th century amendments will remain major impediments to the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Change
Prescott, Brian T.; Longanecker, David A. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
With increasingly widespread calls to raise educational attainment levels without substantially growing public investment in higher education, policymakers and others have devoted growing attention to the role of financial aid programs in providing access to, promoting affordability for, and incentivizing success in college. Given relative levels…
Descriptors: State Aid, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Access to Education
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the first six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Counties, Early Intervention, Infants
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the final six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Schumacher, Rachel; Ewen, Danielle; Hart, Katherine; Lombardi, Joan – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2005
This brief is based on the 61-page report of the same name. This paper, commissioned by the Brookings Institution, studies the emergence of the mixed delivery model, in which pre-kindergarten is delivered in community-based settings and schools. It describes findings of a state survey CLASP conducted to understand the policy choices,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Child Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Preschool Education