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VOLUME 38, No. 8 | September 2012
CHALLENGED TO THE CORE
By Julie Davis Bell and Daniel Thatcher
Lawmakers face the daunting task of enacting the laws and coming up with the funds needed to bring the Common Core State Standards to life.
Online: See more information on Common Core Standards.
ELECTION 2000: BEFORE AND AFTER
By Wendy Underhill
From voting machines to ballot counting, elections have changed significantly in the last decade.
Online: The basis of current voting laws were established by Congress starting with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
By Pam Greenberg
Most experts agree that broadband would benefit everyone, but a digital divide still exists.
Online: Every state has some sort of task force or commission on broadband and nearly every state has enacted legislation addressing broadband. (13455)
By Hollie Hendrikson
States are looking to reduce youth violence by addressing its causes in a more comprehensive way..
Online: Learn more about state efforts to prevent youth violence.
By Megan Foreman
The health care system needs to work smarter, not harder, to eliminate health disparities.
Online: Watch an archived webinar on addressing disparities in health care.
THEN AND NOW
Find out where our statehouse photo comes from this month.
TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS
TAKING THE FLOOR
FOR THE RECORD: JAMES GUTHRIE
LINKSY ON LEADERSHIP
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