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Podcast: Reversing 'Summer Slide' Key to Closing Achievement Gaps

The solution to the prevailing achievement gaps in education may be on the horizon, according to experts Matthew Boulay and Representative Barbara Smith Warner. 

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New NCSL Podcast: Summer Learning Program Closing Achievement Gaps

To kick off the summer, this week’s NCSL podcast, “Our American States,” finds host Gene Rose discussing how summer learning programs help close the achievement gap with Matthew Boulay and Representative Barbara Smith Warner (D-Oregon).

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Listen to Human Resources Expert Johnny Taylor Jr. on 'Our American States' Podcast

Human resource departments have importance that resonates beyond the immediate concerns of the #MeToo movement, Johnny Taylor tells the latest edition of NCSL’s “Our American States” podcast.

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“Our American States” podcast: Students and legislatures - a two-way street

In this week’s “Our American States” podcast, we hear from two legislators working actively to engage student’s in their districts by going into the classroom to connect and educate them about representative democracy and the American form of government.

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New NCSL Podcast: The Economic Case for Early Childhood Education

This week on NCSL’s podcast, "Our American States," host Gene Rose discusses the economic case for early childhood education (ECE) with Art Rolnick and Senator Howard Stephenson (R-Utah).

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A Podcast To Get You Up to Speed on Online Sales Tax

NCSL's ace Supreme Court blogger Lisa Soronen has written a lot for us and others about the journey to the Supreme Court for an issue that's crucial to states. Now she's talking about it on a podcast hosted by the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

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Making Your Case: Develop and Deliver Your Message

Catherine Johns, a communications consultant from Chicago, shared her advice on connecting with an audience and a whole lot more, with participants at the Legislative Summit during a Sunday morning session that was full to begin with and grew as the morning went on. Sponsored by the Women’s Network, it was geared toward women but useful for everyone there.

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New Episode of 'Our American States': Legislative Leadership

Leadership guru Warren Bennis famously said, "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." The art of legislative leadership is examined on the latest edition of NCSL's "Our American States" podcast.

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New Episode of 'Our American States' podcast: Security of U.S. Elections

The security of America's voting systems is under the microscope. Revelations about foreign hacking into state registration systems and allegations of voter fraud are a focal point of public policy discussions.

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