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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.

 

2014 HOT EDUCATION ISSUE RESOURCES

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We have compiled NCSL and ECS resources on some of the hottest education topics expected to dominate the 2014 legislative sessions. We hope this information proves useful as you work through these issues.  

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GET INVOLVED

teacher and studentsLESN is a network of professional and knowledgeable legislative staff from across the country who work on education policy. Learn more about LESN:

  • Membership
  • What LESN does for me?
  • Listserv and HeadsUp Sign-up

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PAUL HEADLEE INTERVIEW

Paul Headlee is deputy division manager of the Idaho Legislative Services Office. He also serves on the Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) steering committee. In this brief video, Paul spells out priorities for the NCSL Education Standing Committee, highlights the value of NCSL staff as policy experts and emphasizes the value of participating in the LESN.

 

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MAKING READERS CARE ABOUT YOUR WRITING

webinar logoThis April 25 webinar presents the concept of issue-driven writing as a way to connect with legislative audiences. Benefit by learning how to get readers invested in the topic and present information that is efficient and compelling for readers.

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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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2013 LESN RECOGNITION AWARD

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The Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) is pleased to recognize Paula Dominguez for her excellence in service to the Rhode Island General Assembly and the education staff network.  LESN is honored to present Paula with the 2013 LESN Recognition Award.

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