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COVID-19 Disrupts College Admissions

The traditional recruiting and admissions process, which was already slated to become vastly more competitive due to changes adopted by college admissions officers late last year, has been completely changed by the pandemic.

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Learn About the House From Home: Resources for Remote Civics Learning

NCSL, along with state legislatures and other  organizations provide a wide range of resources (some state specific) for those seeking  to learn, or teach, about state legislatures, separation of powers and how to get involved in state and local government.

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Education Department Releases Application for Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

The CARES Act provides a $14.25 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for institutions of higher education to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Early Childhood Mental Health: Reasons for Concern and Ways to Help

In their first few years of life, young children develop essential social and emotional skills, such as regulating emotions, sharing with others and following instructions.

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Higher Education Provisions in CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, provides funding and flexibilities for higher education institutions to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

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 CARES Act Gives State Education Funding, Flexibility in Wake of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, provides funding and flexibilities for states to respond the COVID-19 emergency in K-12 schools.

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NCSL Gathers Education Resources for Legislators on Coronavirus

As of March 16, 33 states have closed all P-12 schools for at least several weeks, and an overwhelming majority of colleges and universities have sent students home for the rest of the semester as a result of direction for the nation’s health officials desperately trying to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

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2020 Session Preview: Postsecondary Education

As the 2020 legislative session kicks off, legislators will consider a range of higher education issues affecting students across the country.

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States Magnify Children’s Early Educational Needs in 2019

Legislatures from Hawaii to Maine continued to pave the way for high-quality early childhood education in 2019.

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Examining the Issues Behind College Student Athlete Compensation

California’s passage of  Fair Pay to Play legislation in September has launched the issue of allowing student athletes to receive compensation for their name, image and likeness to the forefront of consideration for the upcoming 2020 session.

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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.