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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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NCSL's Education Show Hits the Road

NCSL’s Education Committee staff is heading west … and north, and east, and south.

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Private School Choice: From Fringe to Mainstream

This week, school choice advocates around the country celebrate the annual National School Choice Week, which provides a great opportunity to examine the explosion of private school choice programs that has occurred around the country over the last five years.

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2015 Kindergarten-3rd grade Education Legislation Review

With several legislative sessions underway across the country, it may be a helpful time to reflect on the numerous bills passed in 2015 regarding kindergarten through third grade education as this field is also experiencing an increase in attention and funding.

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2015 Higher Education Legislation Review

As 2016 begins, it’s a good time to look back at the higher education legislation enacted throughout the year. Several themes emerged in 2015 with states moving to create affordable structured pathways to boost the educational attainment of residents and meet the workforce demands of the modern economy.

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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.