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What’s New from Children and Families? February 2019

Do you know how many infants are born in your state or community each year? Find that information and much more on the National Collaborative for Infant and Toddlers (NCIT) Online Solution Center.

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Early Learning a Priority for Washington State Legislators

NCSL’s Early Care and Education staff traveled to Olympia, Wash. to support an Early Learning Forum during new member orientations in January.

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Preparing the Principal

How does a university prepare a person to lead a school when the unexpected is always expected?

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A Roadmap to Helping Kids Develop Academically and Social-Emotionally

There’s a growing recognition that in addition to needing academic skills, children and youth also need the social and emotional skills necessary to have success in school, work and life.

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The State of Civics Education

Building upon the work of the Founding Fathers, Horace Mann, the father of public schooling in America, advocated for compulsory education on civic grounds, arguing that education is vital to the development of, “conscientious jurors, true witnesses, incorruptible voters.”

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Early Learning Issues Continue Gaining momentum in 2019

From access to assessments, state legislators had plenty to deliberate and discuss regarding early childhood education in 2018. And as 2019 legislative sessions are underway, the momentum around ECE issues is likely to continue.

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Reflecting on NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Program

As we close out 2018 and begin making plans for the new year, NCSL’s Children and Families and Education programs are reflecting on our work over the years to support early care and education.

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What's Going on in American Higher Education Today?

When considering the challenges facing American higher education, Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik says, “The state role is so important because the states are all are so different: different issues, different conclusions, different conversations.”

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NCSL Capitol Forum: Preventing School Shootings

Washington, D.C.—Columbine. Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. Parkland. With more than 225 school shootings since the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado, many would argue there’s no end in sight to the violence facing today’s students. But Marisa Randazzo, principal and co-founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, says prevention is possible.

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Indiana Aims to Prepare All Students for the Workforce

One of the emerging issues in education is the need to better prepare all students with workforce skills before they leave high school and hit the job market. 

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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.