Use the links below to access the education program's bill tracking and database services.
NCSL’s comprehensive education bill tracking database includes enacted legislation for topics including teachers and principals, school choice, postsecondary education, education finance/funding, religion in schools, high school graduation and dropouts, testing, accountability, afterschool and STEM.
This interactive database tracks 2020 education legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 legislation can be found by visiting the State Action on Coronavirus page.
Early Learning Education Databases
NCSL’s P-3 legislative tracker captures pending and enacted bills from a wide variety of early learning areas, including preschool, dual language learners, governance, literacy, STEM, family engagement, and more.
K-12 Education Databases
Follow pending and enacted legislation on school safety issues, including prevention through threat assessment, mitigation through emergency response plans and preparedness drills, and firearms on K-12 school grounds.
This database outlines each state’s ESSA State Plan and allows users to access individual state profiles, sort and filter state plans, and locate relevant state legislation.
This site compares states’ public elementary and secondary education finances and provides resources for additional information.
NCSL has tracked legislation related to college and career readiness standards since 2011.
Postsecondary Education Databases
This database tracks both pending and enacted legislation across 40 topics of state postsecondary legislation, including issues such as student loans, campus safety, financial aid, workforce development, admissions and college athletics.
This interactive database follows bills related to student loan debt issues including, loan forgiveness, oversight, taxes, and licensure.
This interactive database allows policymakers and stakeholders to see how all 50 states approach governance and funding models in higher education.