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School Safety: Overview and Legislative Tracking

Utilize this resource to follow states' approaches to school safety legislation, both proposed and enacted, and find additional writing on the topic.

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ESSA Plans and Legislation

The NCSL State Plan and Legislation Database provides detailed summaries of state ESSA plans, a companion guide to assist with plan analysis and a tracking tool that highlights relevant state legislative action.

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Education

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Navigating the Every Student Succeeds Act

This policy guide to P-3 provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is intended to support state legislators interested in addressing and closing early learning opportunity gaps.

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A Proactive Approach to School Safety

National experts on school violence prevention, as well as state legislators from the NCSL School Safety Advisory Group, shared their perspectives at this session from the 2019 NCSL Legislative Summit in Nashville.

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Education

The Education Standing 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. See a roster of members and staff contacts.

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Education Legislation

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

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Overview