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What Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue Means for States

In a high profile 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that the state of Montana cannot exclude religious schools from receiving tax credit-funded scholarships under its school choice program. What do legislators need to know, and what does this decision mean for states?

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SCOTUS Rules U.S. Constitution Overrides State Constitution in Religious School Aid Case

In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Supreme Court held 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution’s Free Exercise Clause allows families to receive tax-credit funded scholarships to attend religious schools regardless of the Montana Constitution’s no-aid to sectarian schools provision.

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Higher Ed in the Age of Covid-19: Resources for State Legislators

The COVID-19 pandemic has left colleges across the country scrambling to plan for the fall of 2020.

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COVID-19 Recovery: Leveraging Afterschool and Summer to Help Students Catch Up, Keep Up

COVID-19 created a large shift for everyone as students, teachers and parents rushed to move from in-person to virtual learning within a short time. How will this learning shift affect learning loss for students?

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COVID-19 Disrupts College Admissions

The traditional recruiting and admissions process, which was already slated to become vastly more competitive due to changes adopted by college admissions officers late last year, has been completely changed by the pandemic.

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Learn About the House From Home: Resources for Remote Civics Learning

NCSL, along with state legislatures and other  organizations provide a wide range of resources (some state specific) for those seeking  to learn, or teach, about state legislatures, separation of powers and how to get involved in state and local government.

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Education Department Releases Application for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

The CARES Act provides a $14.25 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for institutions of higher education to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Early Childhood Mental Health: Reasons for Concern and Ways to Help

In their first few years of life, young children develop essential social and emotional skills, such as regulating emotions, sharing with others and following instructions.

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Higher Education Provisions in CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, provides funding and flexibilities for higher education institutions to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

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 CARES Act Gives State Education Funding, Flexibility in Wake of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, provides funding and flexibilities for states to respond the COVID-19 emergency in K-12 schools.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.