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Importance of Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready for Kindergarten

Participants from 31 states joined NCSL’s webinar earlier this month to learn more about the financial impacts of young learners entering kindergarten ill prepared and not having the important social, emotional and behavioral skills necessary to succeed. 

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Voters in 12 States Eye Choices on Education Issues

As the days become cooler and the election season heats up, voters in 12 states will consider education-related ballot initiatives, referenda, and constitutional amendments.

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Early Care and Education Summer Quarter 2016 Update

This edition of the e-update features some recent webinars hosted by the Early Care and Education project, provides an in-depth update of the fifth class of NCSL Early Learning Fellows and highlights some of the interesting 2016 enacted bills of note (so far).

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What's New From Children and Families?

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many issues typically grouped under the human services umbrella, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, home visiting, welfare and poverty.

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LeBron James Aims to Help Make Third-Grade Proficiency a Slam Dunk

When he’s not dunking over opponents and bringing home world championships, future Hall-of-Famer LeBron James is actively involved with youth in his hometown community of Akron, Ohio.

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HBO's John Oliver Takes on Charter Schools

John Oliver's segment on charter schools during the Aug. 22 edition of "Last Week With John Oliver" has generated a lot of attention in the education policy sphere.

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How School Bathroom Policies Got From There to Here

Major actions were taken in two different lawsuits related to bathroom access for transgender students last week.

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New NCSL Early Education Working Group Embraces Ambitious Goal

This group of legislators, legislative staff and educational researchers is charged with creating a policy framework for state legislatures to consider how to meet the needs of the youngest learners.

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Teacher Shortages: Crisis or Opportunity

Considering the lack of respect, the low pay and the long hours, is it really that surprising there are teacher shortages?

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 NCSL Education Report: There’s No Time to Lose

What can we learn from Singapore, Finland and Poland? A great deal, members of the NCSL international study group on education reform told hundreds of attendees during a jam-packed session at the Legislative Summit in Chicago on Tuesday. 

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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.