Education Standing Committee


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Overview and Membership

Legislators and legislative staff are appointed to the committee by the presiding officer of their chamber. See a list of members of the committee, and the staff contacts for the committee.



ESSA Resources

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed and signed into law in December 2015. Since its implementation, NCSL’s Education team has been following all activity related to state ESSA plans. To date, the U.S. Department of Education has approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans of all 50 states and territories, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

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Education Standing Committee


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Education Committee

This newsletter is published quarterly and updates members of NCSL’s Education Standing Committee on federal developments that may affect the states.


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Education Legislation

The NCSL Education bill tracking database tracks state education legislation on more than 50 education issues. The database includes enacted legislation.


Policy Positions and Resolutions

The Education Committee bases all of its federal advocacy work on policy directives and resolutions that have been approved on both the committee and conference level. Resolutions expire at the next Legislative Summit following their adoption. To see the current policies of the education committee, please click here.