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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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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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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.