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Nebraskans' View on Early Care and Education Revealing

Nebraskans recently weighed in on early care and education for young children in their state and the results are quite intriguing.

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Highly Anticipated Fifth Class of Early Learning Fellows Program Kicks Off

The NCSL Early Learning Fellows program is at it again.

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NCSL Staff Takes Field Trip to View 'Tools of the Mind'

On a windy Tuesday morning in March five NCSL staffers traveled to Molholm Elementary School in the Denver suburb of Lakewood to meet with Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong and view a few prekindergarten and kindergarten, classrooms currently utilizing the Tools of the Mind curriculum.

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Rulemaking on Federal Education Law Crucial for State Flexibility

The work of federal negotiators determining federal parameters for state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) kicks into high gear today.

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Dual Language Learner Education Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

NCSL’s Education Program has just released a new publication on how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) impacts dual language learners’ education.

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Let's Play Mad Libs About Principals

When was the last time you played Mad Libs?  What do you need to know about school principals? Play the game and then check your answers with this 60 second video.

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State Legislatures Magazine: States' Efforts to Tame Tuition Costs

College students and their families aren’t the only ones grappling with skyrocketing tuition costs. So, too, are state legislators, writes Roger Fillion in the March issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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Early Care and Education Updates Reflects Busy Time of Year

The winter 2016 edition of our quarterly e-update includes articles highlighting recent NCSL publication, an overview of the 2016 legislative session so far, information about our premier Early Learning Fellows program and a snapshot of the important CCDBG Reauthorization and what legislators should know about it.

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ESSA: Focus Turns to Implementation

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recent legislation reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, moves away from the one-size fits all, top-down approach of No Child Left Behind and allows states to design their own education accountability systems.

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Higher Education Productivity Hard to Find

Achieving higher education productivity gains—more degrees given current resource constraints—is a common goal as states seek to meet the demands of a highly educated, modern workforce.

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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.