Legislative Education Staff Network


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LESN Listserv

The Legislative Education Staff Network listserv is a vehicle for legislative education staff nationwide to discuss current education issues and for NCSL and ECS to disseminate relevant information regarding timely and important topics in education. In addition, it serves as a tool to inform network members about upcoming events and meetings.


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Get Involved

LESN is a network of professional and knowledgeable legislative staff who work on education policy. Learn more about LESN membership, whar LESN can do for you, our listserv and HeadsUp signup.

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Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN)


Steering Committee 2020

The Legislative Education Staff Network is governed by a steering committee appointed by NCSL and the Education Commission of the States (ECS).


2019 LESN Recognition Award

The Legislative Education Staff Network is proud to recognize Ben Leishman for his years of excellent service at the Utah Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, and with the education staff network. LESN is honored to present Leishman with the 2019 LESN Recognition Award.


The Future is Now: Findings of the NCSL Student-Centered Learning Commission

Read the final report from a bipartisan commission that explored policies that allow students to learn anytime, anywhere and have ownership over their learning.



NCSL: Your Organization

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.