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This report outlines a strategy to transform public education by moving from the current K-12 model to a more effective, evidence-based pre-K-12 system, based upon the vital learning that happens in children's earliest years. This report identifies the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in school and the teaching practices that most effectively develop them.Year: 2011•State: All States•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Pew Center on the States
This policy brief describes state policies and actions affecting the access to and affordability of higher education to undocumented students. The brief specifically focuses on recent and ongoing actions in the states on three specific policies: 1) in-state tuition for undocumented students; 2) ability of undocumented students to enroll in college; and 3) eligibility for financial aid. The brief presents arguments'pro and con'about these heated topics, and describes how states are assessing, re-evaluating and sometimes reversing their policies as federal solutions remain elusive, political environments shift, partisanship grows and budgetary pressures mount. The paper concludes with a brief advocacy statement, indicating the American Association of State Colleges and Universities support of federal and state laws that promote college access and affordability for all.Year: 2011•State: All States•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
This act prohibits the application of lawn care pesticides on the grounds of any public or private school with students in grade eight or lower.Year: 2007•State: Connecticut•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Connecticut Legislature
This policy brief discusses the need for Michigan policymakers to reinstate'financial aid grants to assist students in paying for college. Following the massive rise in tuition over the past decade, Michigan's'students are finding it increasingly more difficult to afford four-year and two-year institutions.Year: 2012•State: Michigan•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Michigan League for Public Policy