NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Education

Trends in K-12 Education

Trends in K-12 education include the impact of COVID, teacher policy, education choice, state funding and hot topics are presented. Speakers include NCSL Education Program Director Michelle Exstrom, Molly Gold, Policy Specialist, Emily Ronco, Policy Analyst, and Dan Thatcher, Senior Fellow.

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Crisis in Teaching

States and school districts are facing challenges and seeking both short and long-term solutions. NCSL’s local and state education employee comparison tools will be presented followed by Teacher Shortages & Strategies to Address them, and an update on short-term measure being enacted by states and legislation to increase teacher compensation, expand pathways, increase teach diversity, and improve teacher working conditions. Hear from NCSL’s Michelle Exstrom, Education Program Director, Dan Thatcher NCSL Education Finance Fellow, Steve Wojcikiewicz, Learning Policy Institute Education Quality Team, and Molly Gold, NCSL Educator Quality Senior Policy Specialist.

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Children’s Mental Health and Learning: Assessing COVID-19 Impacts and Looking Ahead

COVID-19 brought significant changes to in-person learning and access to school-based services for students across the U.S., significantly impacting children and youth's mental health and well-being. Learn about how the pandemic may have affected children, the role that communities and schools can play to support recovery, and state legislative trends.

Speakers include Autumn Rivera, NCSL, Philip A. Fisher, Center for Translational Neuroscience, and Sharon A. Hoover, National Center for School Mental Health.

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State Education Finance: The Basics

Explore the basics of how states finance education with NCSL policy expert Dan Thatcher.

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