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STEM IN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

In the United States, a growing gap exists between the increasing amount of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs available and the number of students who have sufficient education and interest in these fields.To help address this gap, states are considering strategies to create opportunities for K-12 students to engage in STEM subjects. This LegisBrief is a MUST read!

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NCSL FORUM 2014

If you missed the 2014 NCSL Forum that was held in Washington, D.C. on December 9-12, the daily sessions are listed in a document for your review and attention.  By clicking on the "MORE" tab below, sessions are at your fingertips.  Check it out!

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EDUCATION WEBINARS

webinar iconIf you missed the Dec. 2 webinar that explored the different Charter School Networks or if you are interested in reviewing other webinars produced by the NCSL Education Program, check the link below for a list of educational webinars for 2014 and the past six years. 

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LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION STAFF NETWORK

Legislative Education Staff Network logoLESN is a network of knowledgeable legislative staff who work on education policy and, since 1986, has provided opportunities and online resources for education staff. It is a partnership of NCSL and the Education Commission of the States. All education legislative staff are invited to participate.

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OVERVIEW | EDUCATION

The NCSL Education Program tracks state legislative action on K-12 education, college and career readiness, higher education and adult learning. We gather and conduct research on education topics important to states, provide customized assistance for state legislatures, highlight education policy news and disseminate information on best practices relating to state and federal education issues.

Contact NCSL staff for information about our work on these education issues or to arrange for customized technical assistance in your state, which can include briefings on state policy trends, in-depth research and meeting facilitation.

STANDING COMMITTEE

The committee has jurisdiction over P-20 education issues, early childhood education, K-12 reform efforts, higher education, school violence, special education, teachers, school finance and adequacy. Policy directive and resolutions adopted by the committee guide lobbying on education issues. Follow the link below for a roster of members and staff contacts.

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DATABASE

American flagThe NCSL Education bill tracking database tracks state education legislation on more than 50  issues. The database includes enacted legislation.

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  • Higher Education Legislation in 2014

    College affordability, outcomes-based funding, regulation of distance learning, and efforts to increase educational attainment were all prominent themes during the 2014 legislative session. This report highlights many of the important higher education bills passed by state legislatures this year.

  • Statewide Afterschool Networks

    43 states currently have statewide afterschool networks that work with multiple levels of government and other stakeholders to provide quality out of school time programming and enrichment to children and youth. This map shows which states have networks and grants from NCSL.

  • Veterans and College

    Policymakers and campuses are addressing challenges to make the transition to campus life easier for returning veterans.

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