The Education Commission of the States (ECS) Clearinghouse collects information on laws and standards in the field of education and reports them periodically in Clearinghouse Notes. ECS collects information about administrators, principals, and teachers. It also examines policy areas, such as assessment and testing, collective bargaining, early childhood issues, quality education, and school schedules. The information is collected by reading state newsletters, tracking state legislation, and surveying state education agencies. Data are verified by the individual states when necessary. Even though ECS monitors state activity on a continuous basis, it updates the reports only when there is significant change.
Further information on Clearinghouse Notes is available from