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Disruptions in College Landscape Challenges States

Back in the Sixties you could barely wander into a campus coffeehouse without encountering a guy with a guitar singing a reedy version of "The Times They are a Changin." (Trust us on this. We were there.) Today, that song could stand as the anthem for post-secondary education.

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Putting Your Cards on the Table for Failing Schools

In any serious discussion of public policy it's helpful when everyone puts their cards on the table.

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Batter Up at the NCSL Early Learning Fellows Leadoff Meeting

The College World Series wasn't the only exciting game in town in Omaha last month.

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Thursday webinar: State Preschool Programs

Steve Barnett with the National Institute for Early Education Research will highlight the key findings from the annual State Preschool Yearbook during NCSL's webinar, State Preschool Programs: Annual National Institute for Early Education Research Update, Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.

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Thursday Webinar: Linking Early Childhood, K-12 Data to Improve Outcomes

Linking limited, but crucial, early childhood and K-12 data can help states know whether policies and programs successfully transition children from early childhood to the classroom and get them ready for school.

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Wednesday Webinar: Experts Weigh in on Preschool Effects

Do the effects of preschool last? What groups of students benefit most? How much does it cost to ensure high quality? These questions and more will be addressed and answered in a May 24 webinar hosted by NCSL.

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Educator-Designed STEM Education Bill Awaits Colorado Governor's Signature

Roughly 3 million more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) job openings existed in 2016 than there were qualified employees to fill these jobs, nearly tripling the total from 2010.

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Early Care and Education Budget Actions FY 2017

For the past six years, NCSL’s Early Care and Education project staff have conducted a survey of state legislative fiscal offices on their fiscal year state appropriations for various early care and education programs.

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Chicago Significantly Outpaces Country in Enrolling Hispanic/Latino Preschoolers

Did you know that Hispanic/Latino children are on average 11.5 months behind their white peers in reading skills at kindergarten entry? They’re also 11 months behind in math skills.

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North Carolina Repeals, Other States Still Considering 'Bathroom Bills'

In the wake of North Carolina’s repeal of the state’s contentious "bathroom bill," a year and seven days after it was passed, the Tar Heel state remains the only state to pass—and now repeal—this type of legislation.

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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.