Education Legislation | Bill Tracking


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This searchable database tracks education legislation passed by state legislatures from the 2008 session to present. Issues that are tracked include teachers and principals, school choice, postsecondary education, education finance and funding, religion in schools, high school graduation/dropouts, testing, accountability, afterschool and STEM. Search legislation by state, topic, status, primary sponsor, bill number or keyword.

New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff. 

Bills may appear twice in carry over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.

For legislation related to the Coronavirus outbreak, visit the NCSL State Action on Coronavirus Database which includes K-12 and higher education legislation, as well as more than 30 other categoriesFor a complete list of Education databases and bill tracking resources, visit this page.

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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