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Legislative Education Staff Network

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LESN Recognition Award

Nominations are open March 7- May 6, 2022. Legislators and legislative staff can nominate a colleague who meets the award guidelines outlined here.

 

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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, what LESN can do for you, our listserv and HeadsUp signup.

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LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION STAFF NETWORK (LESN)

Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN)

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Steering Committee 2022

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

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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 Ready for Session Webinars

 Professional development webinars geared specifically to legislative staff

 

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Education Bill Tracking and Databases

The NCSL Education Program has nine different tools to track legislation in areas including early learning, postsecondary education, and school safety.

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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.