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Student Loan Debt Resources

Total student loan debt held by borrowers climbed to over $1.6 trillion as of late 2019. With these record levels of debt, states are looking for ways to help student loan borrowers. This page provides several resources on how states are approaching the issue.

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Student-Centered Learning Commission Report

The Student-Centered Learning Commission is a bipartisan group of state legislators and legislative staff that studied legislative policy options, obstacles and recommendations to help states move forward with systems that support student-centered learning opportunities. Read their findings in this final report of their three year work.

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Governing the Growing World of Early Childhood Education

As more parents join the labor pool, states are addressing a rising need for quality child care and early education.

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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 Bill Tracking and Databases

The NCSL Education Program has nine different tools to track legislation in areas including early learning, postsecondary education, and school safety.

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