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EDUCATION DATA

Data

As states work on implementing large scale education reforms the role that data plays in education policy has become increasingly significant. Learn more about what's happening in the states and find resources here. 

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ARTS IN EDUCATION

Many education professionals and policymakers consider instruction in the arts to be a critical component of a complete education.Challenges in providing a quality arts education include funding, time in the school day and finding qualified instructors.

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EDUCATION WEBINARS

webinar iconInterested in reviewing the many webinars produced by the NCSL Education Program? The link below goes to a list of educational webinars for 2014 and the past six years. Is it time to check out some you may have missed?

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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. A roster of members and staff contacts are found here.

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DATABASE

American flagThe NCSL Education bill tracking database tracks state ducation legislation on more than 50 education 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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