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How Kids Learn: Our American States Podcast

In this episode of NCSL's podcast, Dr. Linda Darling Hammond, the president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, explains what we are learning about brain development and how it affects how young people are taught today.

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States Elevate Early Learning

With studies showing that children who start school early in life do better both in and out of the classroom, more and more states are acting to boost high-quality early learning opportunities.

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Early and Middle Colleges

Some states have established policies to create early and middle colleges, which are alternative high schools located on college campuses. They expose underserved students to the college culture while allowing them to earn a high school diploma and college credits. 

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School Safety: Overview and Legislative Tracking

Track states' approaches to school safety legislation, both proposed and enacted, and find additional resources on this sensitive and highly charged topic.

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Education

The Education Standing Committee has jurisdiction over P-20 education issues, early childhood education, K-12 reform efforts, higher education, school violence, special education, teachers, school finance and adequacy. Policy directive and resolutions adopted by the committee guide lobbying on education issues. See a roster of members and staff contacts.

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Education Legislation

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

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Overview