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Subject-Specific Policy

Many states focus on particular school subject areas as integral to their curriculum. This sections offers information to highlight state reform activity by school subject. Policy initiatives can cover school subjects such as arts education, civic engagement, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and on-the-job training programs. Please visit the State Education Practices table archive for more tables on subject-specific policy.

Data Tables

Table 6.1.1 State practices regarding civics education, by state: 2018
Table 6.1.2 Year Civics Education Initiative legislation passed and requirements, by state: 2018


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Link 6.01.1 Arts education policies: 2019
Link 6.01.2 Data infrastructure for arts education, by state: 2019
Link 6.02.1 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) dual enrollment policies, by state: 2018
Link 6.02.2 Policies supporting K-12 computer science education, by state: 2021
Link 6.03 Work-based learning policies, by state: 2018
Link 6.04 Civics Education Initiative legislation, by state: 2015–17

Please note: Data on this site are drawn from a wide variety of sources, primarily outside NCES. These data are largely self-reported by the states. Each source collected the data using research methods specific to its organization. Readers should take care when comparing data from different sources as the data may not be comparable due to differences in procedures and timing of data collection. Updates to this site occur as source organizations release new data. This site is intended as a broad reference tool and not meant to serve as a comprehensive repository of policy developments.