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Legislative Education Staff Network

Word cloud for LESNThe Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) is a Partnership between the Education Commission of the States and the National Conference of State Legislatures. LESN is a coordinated network of professional and knowledgeable legislative staff from across the country who work on education policy. All legislative staff who work on education policy are invited to participate. Members include bill drafters, fiscal staff, program evaluators, policy analysts and advisors, and includes both partisan and nonpartisan staff.

Since 1986, the LESN provides opportunities for education policy staff through meetings and online resources.

 

NCSL FORUM 2014

If you missed the 2014 NCSL Forum that was held in Washington, D.C. on December 9-12, a composite list of daily sessions is now available for your attention and viewing. By clicking on the "MORE" tab, this information is at your fingertips. Check It out! 

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GET INVOLVED

teacher and studentsLESN is a network of
professional and knowledgeable legislative staff who work on education policy.

Learn more about LESN: Membership, What LESN does for me, and Listserv and HeadsUp Sign-up

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NCSL: YOUR ORGANIZATION

 

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.

 

 

ARTS IN EDUCATION

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Many education professionals and policymakers consider instruction in the arts to be a crtical component of a complete education. Challenges in providing a quality arts education include funding, time in the school day and finding qualified instructors. Read this LegisBrief for more information.

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2013-2014 STEERING COMMITTEE

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The network is a joint and collaborative partnership between the Education Commission of the States (ECS) and NCSL. LESN is governed by a steering committee consisting of ECS and NCSL appointees.

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EDUCATION TRAINING ARCHIVED

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LESN provides ongoing opportunities for staff to network and learn from other staff, researchers, education policy and finance experts, practitioners and others in the field. View our archived list of seminars and webinars.

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2014 LESN RECOGNITION AWARD

The Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) is proud to recognize Connie Steffen, for her 30 years of excellent service at the Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel (OLRGC), and with the education staff network. LESN is honored to present Connie with the 2014 LESN Recognition Award.

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We are the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

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Denver, CO 80230
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