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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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


Instructional Leadership: The Importance of Principal Professional Development in Reading and Mathematics

As states work to improve student outcomes in reading and mathematics, it is critical to attend to the professional learning needs of principals. Hear about the research on the importance of principal instructional leadership as well as principal experiences in efforts to improve student outcomes. 

Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Pathways

Career and technical education pathways in community colleges are an important source of local talent for high-needs fields. Who are the students accessing CTE programs at community colleges and what are their challenges? Learn about state policies that support students pursuing career and technical education programs at community colleges across the country.

Basic Needs for Postsecondary Education

College completion rates are well below state policymakers’ goals, especially for adult learners and low-income students. These students often struggle to complete education and training programs due to unmet basic needs, such as stable housing, adequate food and suitable child care for their children. In this webinar, NCSL staff will discuss college completion strategies that address students’ basic needs and learn from the experiences of three states.

USDA Briefing on New Tools to Combat Summer Hunger

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Senior Advisor for External Engagement Alberto González and FNS staff briefed NCSL members on two new tools to fight child hunger when schools are closed for the summer: the non-congregate summer meal option for rural communities and the Summer EBT program. The briefing covered updates on these new options, including recent federal guidance, and how state legislatures can support successful implementation to better meet the nutritional needs of children during the summer months.

Lessons from Our Providers: Experiences of Early Learning

Early learning educators with experience in center, home-based, and school-based childcare and prekindergarten programs spoke on the impacts of COVID-19 on their well-being, their clients, and their profession. Our provider panel discussed the challenges facing their profession and what policy supports they felt would be most impactful.