Federal Issues | Education


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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was recently reauthorized by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.  Click below to explore NCSL's resources on the new law, including a full summary of the bill, letters to federal officials, and more.  


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Federal Regulations

Federal regulations affect state education policy. NCSL comments on federal regulations to highlight the implications for states.

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Federal Issues | Education


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Higher Education Act

Authorization for the Higher Education Act expires at the end of 2013. This federal law governs federal student loan programs and federal programs to promote college access and strengthen postsecondary education. Check back for information as Congress starts the reauthorization process. 


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Education Federal Update

Staff in NCSL's Washington office provide you with the latest information on actions by Congress and the administration. Read the latest newsletter and be up to date on events in D.C.