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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to NCAA Pay-to-Play Prohibition

In NCAA. v. Alston and AAC v. Alston the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility rules which prohibit pay-to-play violate antitrust law. The Ninth Circuit ruled against the NCAA.

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New Afterschool Report Shows Both Demand and Barriers to Access Have Grown

What are parents’ opinions of afterschool programs? Afterschool Alliance recently released its 2020 America After 3PM report answering this important question.

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States' Control Over Graduate Student Unions

Hawaiian state legislators have introduced legislation to allow graduate students to unionize at the University of Hawaii (UH) several times since 2012, but every attempt has failed—most recently in 2019. Why? 

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Remote Learning Creates Tradeoffs for Education Policymakers

As governors and public health officials imposed stay-at-home orders last spring, educators, students and families rapidly adjusted to digital learning and other emergency measures. Over the summer and fall, questions about whether and how schools would open safely have been top of mind for policymakers and millions of Americans.

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NCSL’s FY 2020 Early Care and Education State Budget Report Now Available

It’s no secret that supporting healthy development from birth to age 5 is vitally important. What happens or doesn’t happen in these early years becomes the foundation for adult health and well-being.

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Addressing Social and Emotional Needs During COVID-19

As summer was coming to an end there were lots of questions about how reopening schools in the fall was going to work.

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Now Playing: American Democracy Game Teaches Important Civics Lessons

A commitment to civics education and to helping legislators and legislative staff educate the public about representative democracy and the legislative process led to the 2011 launch of NCSL’s American Democracy Game.

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Legislative Trends in Education Funding

Declines in state revenue, coupled with the rising costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, have forced legislators to make difficult decisions about how to allocate state education dollars. While several states continue to revise their FY 2021 budgets to reflect adjusted revenue projects, most have enacted new budgets.

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Educating Our Youngest Learners During Challenging Times

NCSL’s State Policy and Research for Early Education (SPREE) bipartisan working group met in a virtual three-day summit to discuss COVID-19’s impact on early learning systems and the methods state policymakers can use to address the challenges.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, created the $30.75 billion Education Stabilization Fund. This fund provides $13.5 billion in pandemic relief aid for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

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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.