The ABCs of Evidence-Informed Policymaking

This new report provides information on principles, listed in the form of ABCs, that identify and address common challenges to evidence-informed policymaking and offer steps policymakers can take to implement and sustain an evidence-informed approach to governance.


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Early Care and Education Budgets

Review the summary of findings from NCSL's 50 state survey of legislative fiscal offices on their FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 state appropriations for various early care and education programs (child care, prekindergarten, home visiting and other related programs).

Results Driven Governing


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The Canvass

The October 2020 issue provides a round-up of what election experts are watching for as the November election nears. This month's newsletter also includes an interview with Washington, D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen (D), messages to help constituents vote and other things worth noting.


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Consumer Data Privacy

This web page discusses consumer data privacy legislation in the 50 states in 2020 and includes information on data broker legislation, biometrics and facial recognition bills aimed at the private sector.


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K-12 Racial Equity

Recent protests and national conversations about racial justice have prompted policymakers to newly consider issues of race and inclusion in K-12 instruction and discipline policy.


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Reversing the Rising Tide of Suicide

Suicide is a preventable cause of death and states, local governments and the federal government are implementing a variety of strategies to reverse its escalation.