2010 Kentucky Legislative Summit - July 25-28, 2010 !!!

2010 Legislative Summit Brochure

The annual NCSL Legislative Summit  is the largest and most substantive meeting of its kind in the nation.  In 2010, the Summit will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, July 25-28.

Here are the education sessions to be held at the meeting!

  • An Education Success Story, featuring former Governor Jeb Bush
  • Linking Student Growth to Teacher Evaluations and Tenure
  • Improving Higher Education Productivity Without New Dollars
  • State Innovations in Career and Technical Education
  • Federal Update on Education Iniatives and NCSL Education Committee Business Meeting
  • A P-20 Approach to Improving Student Success
  • What Can be Done at the State Policy Level to Ensure Quality Charter Schools
  • Data Issues in Education
  • Update on the NCSL Task Force on Education Policy
  • Preparing Millennials for Today's Workplace
  • Recovering from the Great Recession- The Role of Community Colleges
  • Joint Legislative Health Staff Network (LHSN) and Legislative Education Staff Network (LESN) - Breakfast on healthy schools

Visit our new Legislative Summit website to register, book a hotel room and learn more about the 2010 meeting.


Education Bill Tracking Database

Education Publications


NCSL Education Staff Online

Denver Office: 303.364.7700

Washington Office: 202.624.5400

New Grant on Charter Schools

NCSL has recently received a grant from the Walton Foundation to provide legislators and staff with information about emerging charter school policy issues.  All information will be available on the NCSL Website, beginning in July 2010! Contact Yilan Shen if you have questions about charter schools.

Recent NCSL Education Publication

A Look at Pennsylvania's Early
Childhood Data System

April 2010 
by Jennifer Stedren
This case study is based on a joint site visit to Pennsylvania conducted in October 2009 and is part of a series of case studies that document states’ progress toward building and using early childhood data systems. 

Common Core State Standards Initiative
March 2010
by Sunny Deye

This voluntary initiative, under consideration by a coalition of 48 states, will define common, rigorous expectations to prepare all students for college and careers.

Education at a Crossroads: A New Path for Federal and State Education Policy
January 2010
by NCSL Task Force on Education Policy

This report offers recommendations for the federal role in education policy.

Maintenance of Effort and Higher Education Spending
Fall 2009
by Robert Strange
To receive federal grants, states must maintain higher education appropriations. A new federal law could prove problematic for some students.

The Path to a Degree: A Legislator's Guide to College Access and Success
December 2009
by Brenda Bautsch
The six briefs in this guide provide an overview of key issues, discuss research findings and offer examples of state actions to improve college access and success for low-income, minority and first-generation students. 


Upcoming Publications

Strong Leaders Strong Schools: 2009 State Laws
May 2010
by Sara Shelton

This publication is the third annual report featuring state legislative efforts to strengthen school leadership.

The NCSL Taskforce on School Dropout Prevention and Recovery
Fall 2010
by The NCSL Taskforce on School Dropout
Prevention and Recovery

The Taskforce will release it's recommendations for state legislators coming this fall!