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Legislators Focus on Adult Learners

The challenges facing adult students, the role of competency-based education, and potential state policy solutions were highlights of the Legislative Policy Bootcamp: Serving Adult Learners in Higher Education held last month in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Governance, Best Practices Highlight Early Learning Team Meeting

Early learning governance, best practices and the impact on the workforce were the highlights of  NCSL’s Early Learning Team’s recent meeting.

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NCSL Meeting Tackles Early Education Challenges

The challenges facing the early education workforce and potential policy options to support early learning teachers and programs were the focus of a meeting hosted by NCSL’s Education team in June.

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Cheerleader Wins SCOTUS Off-Campus Free Speech Case

In Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., the U.S. Supreme Court held 8-1 that a public school could not discipline a student who transmitted to her Snapchat friends, outside of school hours and away from the school’s campus, vulgar language and gestures criticizing the school and the school’s cheerleading team. 

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Reengaging Learners Through Afterschool and Summer Programs

Strategies to reengage students who have fallen behind in their traditional learning or who will be returning to the classroom after a virtual or hybrid schedule were the focus of the final session of NCSL's Education Program's virtual meeting focused on tackling learning gaps and reengaging students.

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Impact of Disrupted Learning

A trio of education experts who have analyzed equity in disrupted learning and COVId-19's impact on education, participated in the second vitual meeting hosted by NCSL's Education team focused on tackling learning gaps and reengaging students.

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Students Affected by COVID: Assessing Learning Gaps

A lack of summative assessments from the 2020 academic year has left a gap in knowledge as to where students are in their learning progress. However, periodic interim testing has continued and is providing a framework to identify areas of learning loss among students.

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Register Now: Intergovernmental Partnerships Supporting Prenatal-to-3 Well-Being

To promote intergovernmental action on prenatal-to-3 policies, NCSL is partnering with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties Research Foundation (NACoRF) to host intergovernmental meetings focused on policy solutions to issues families are facing.

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SCOTUS Rules Plaintiffs May Bring Lawsuits Asking for Only $1

In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski the Supreme Court held 8-1 that to have a “redressable injury” required to bring a lawsuit a plaintiff need only ask for nominal damages ($1). The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed an amicus brief in this case asking the court to hold that a lawsuit for nominal damages only is moot. 

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Financial Costs of Chronic School Absence During COVID-19 | A Conversation With Bellwether Education Partners Part II  

Coupled with the concern about missing students are worries about the financial repercussions of attendance and enrollment declines on school districts.   

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