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Tennessee Higher Education Leaders Discuss A Decade of Bipartisan Success

As state legislators seek to boost postsecondary credential attainment, many states have looked to Tennessee as a model for improving student attainment outcomes and modifying higher education governance.

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Education Funding: A Generational Challenge

Each year, NCSL’s Executive Committee meets to identify and discuss what priorities will dominate legislative chambers across the nation for the coming year. At the top of the list for 2019? Education funding reform.

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School Bus Safety On and Off the Bus

The federal role in improving school bus safety was the focus of a hearing last week by the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap in the Early Years

Research demonstrates that low-income and African-American and Hispanic students enter kindergarten far behind their peers in math and literacy skills.

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Redesigning Principal Preparation, a Video Series

The Wallace Foundation recently released a four-part video series on the partnership between universities and school districts.

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Supreme Court Takes Case Involving State Aid to Religious Schools

If a state-aid program violates a state constitutional prohibition against mixing church and state because religious institutions may participate, does discontinuing that program violate the federal constitution’s free exercise or equal protection clauses?

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Strengthening and Sustaining the Principal Pipeline

Research continues to show that school principals are critical for teacher retention and growth, and student success.

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NCSL Committed to Helping State Legislators Keep Schools Safe

Following the recent 20th anniversary of the school shootings at Columbine High School and in the wake of yet another school shooting nearby in Colorado, NCSL remains committed to its work with state legislators to address this pervasive challenge.

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Early Learning Issues: NCSL’s 101 Meeting for New Legislators

Twenty new legislators from 20 different states convened to take part in NCSL’s Early Learning Issues: A 101 Meeting for New Legislators.

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Updates on Preschool Through Third Grade Education Legislation

To keep more money in their teachers’ pockets, Colorado and Connecticut have introduced legislation providing tax credits to preschool educators who are teaching with credentials, associates or bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education.

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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.