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New Member Advice from 'Sophomores' to 'Freshmen'

Stay involved with your community. Lean on your staff. Everyone in the building is a potential ally at some time. Partner up.

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Early Care and Education Final 2014 Update

As we start the wind down of 2014 we finish up the year with our final quarterly Early Care and Education e-update.

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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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New NCSL Report Shows Early Care/Education Appropriations Up by $368 Million

Overall, state appropriations to early care and education increased 3.8 percent ($368.8 million).

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Veterans Day: A Time to Pause and Remember Those Who Served

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany in the First World War.

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Gender Gap Grows: Fewer Women in State Legislatures in 2015

Preliminary results indicate that this election means fewer women will serve in state legislatures in 2015 than this year.

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Republican Wave Capsizes Democrats

Update 9:39 a.m. ET

After a day of double-checking partisan composition numbers in the more than 6,000 legislative races this year, the extent of Republican success in legislative and governor’s elections is mostly clear. Suffice it to say, it was a banner election for the GOP.

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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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