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Education

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School Leadership Briefs

The preparation, retention, and support of effective school leaders is vital to the success of students, educators, and districts. These three briefs explore principal pipelines, the effect of school leaders on students, and a state example.

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Strengthening Student Loan Oversight

More than 44 million Americans owe student loan debt, and states are seeking strategies to mitigate the economic effects.

NCSL Redistricting Seminar

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Education

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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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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