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State Legislatures Magazine: Keeping Student Data Safe

Over time, schools collect a huge amount of information on student attendance, behavior and performance. Generally, that’s is a good thing.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Keeping the Founders in Perspective

Creating a full picture of the complicated, sometimes conflicted lives and politics of the Founding Fathers’ era is a slippery task.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Putting Books Before Babies

The U.S. teen birth rate is on a two-decade decline, hitting a historic low in 2014—about 24 births per 1,000 girls ages 15-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decrease of 9 percent from 2013 included all racial and ethnic groups.

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State Legislatures Magazine: States Battle Opioid Addiction

In this month’s cover story, “Overdosed on Opioids,”  State Legislatures magazine examines the state-level impact of the opioid epidemic, which now kills more people annually than motor vehicle crashes.

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This issue of State Legislatures reports on the nationwide opioid epidemic, preventing teen pregnancies and protecting students' school data.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Keeping Drunken Drivers in Park

In this month’s issue of State Legislatures magazine, NCSL’s Anne Teigen reports  that about 1 million impaired drivers are convicted annually in the U.S.

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State Legislatures Magazine: States' Efforts to Tame Tuition Costs

College students and their families aren’t the only ones grappling with skyrocketing tuition costs. So, too, are state legislators, writes Roger Fillion in the March issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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This issue of State Legislatures magazine reports on high cost of college, children’s savings accounts and ignition systems that prevent driving drunk.

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State Legislatures Magazine Clears the Air on Clean Power Plan

With the stay it issued last week, the U.S. Supreme Court put the EPA’s Clean Power Plan on hold—but 20 states already are well on their way to meeting its requirements, reports NCSL’s Glen Andersen in the current issue of State Legislatures magazine.

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Trends Show More Young Children Getting ADHD Medication

Over the last decade, the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has increased by 42 percent.

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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.