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NCSL Education Study Group Returns From China With Observations, Questions

The NCSL Study Group on International Education departed China over the weekend. It has been an enlightening week in Shanghai and Beijing, meeting with Chinese and U.S. officials and visiting schools.

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NCSL Study Group Hears How China's Culture, History Affects Education

The NCSL Study Tour moved from Shanghai to Beijing to discover how Chinese history and culture impacts the country's educational system.

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Legislative Staff Found Louisiana Hot and Hospitable During Seminars

The weather, the gumbo and the sessions were hot. That’s what the three professional development seminars (PDS) for legislative staff had in common when they met in the Pelican State this fall.

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Knowledge, Networking Main Takeaways for Legislative Staff at Fall Seminars

Legislative staff work in a unique environment. There is no college major for working in a state legislature (as far as we know), so NCSL steps up to provide training for this hard-working group by holding professional development seminars (PDS) each fall.

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NCSL Study Group Gets a Look at Math Education in China

NCSL's International Education Study Group's tour of China continued with a visit to a pair of schools with different missions.

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Want Better Health? Encourage Stronger Relationships

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding five state health departments—California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Washington—to reduce childhood maltreatment and improve children’s health and well-being.

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States and National Academy of Sciences Examine Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness identifications play a critical role in law enforcement’s ability to establish, confirm and exclude suspects in criminal cases.

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Supreme Court Opinions? Already!

The U.S. Supreme Court’s term only began on Oct. 6 so it is a little early for the court to be issuing opinions except in the instance of per curiam, or unauthored, opinions where the court didn’t hear oral argument. 

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NCSL Study Group Travels to China to Examine Student Test Performances

This year NCSL created the Study Group on International Education, a bipartisan group of 24 legislators and six legislative staff. The group will meet to study with international and national experts to learn what the states can glean about education reform from high performing countries.

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Will the Supreme Court Hear a Same-Sex Marriage Case This Term?

Even though there was no disagreements among the federal circuit courts of appeals at the time, court watchers were shocked when the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari—essentially declined to hear the casein a series of cases striking down same-sex marriage bans.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.

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