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Webinar: Equitable Distribution of Teachers
This free NCSL Webinar on July 15 will examine efforts to ensure that poor and minority students are not taught by unqualified teachers at a higher rate than their peers.
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2014 Legislative Summit
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Update on Highway Trust Fund
Find out why states should be concerned with the Highway Trust Fund bill moving through Congress or the lack thereof.
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State Legislatures Magazine: June Issue
This month's issue looks at identity thieves targeting children, efforts to train culturally sensitive health care workers, federal waivers for No Child Left Behind, foiling smartphone thefts and much more.
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Reducing Youth Violence
Policymakers are looking at the success of community-level initiatives that have driven down rates of youth violence in some states.
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Explore all the innovative sessions at the Legislative Summit.
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Technology and Elections
NCSL's Elections Technology Project puts together legislators who serve on election committees, legislative staff who deal with elections policy, and state and local election officials to explore technology’s role in running efficient elections.
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Complexity of Biologic Medications
Because of the complexity of biologics, such as the human growth hormone, Hepatitis B vaccines and stem cell therapy, regulating biologics raises new issues for both state and federal policymakers.
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Afterschool Networks
Statewide afterschool networks seek to support and sustain high-quality opportunities for kids. There currently are 42 statewide networks.

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  • Security Concerns Still a Drag on Internet Voting

    In spite of a decade and a half of experimenting with Internet voting, we are no closer to using it routinely than we were in the late 1990’s. The chief concern: security.

  • Is the Highway Trust Fund Road Kill?

    The issue at hand is the precarious state of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which is, by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s own admission, facing the possibility of dropping below the threshold of certainty for state reimbursements by August.

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