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National Conference of State Legislatures

Works: 2,734 works in 3,405 publications in 1 language and 35,513 library holdings
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Classifications: JK2403, 328.73005
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State legislatures( )

in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of state government( )

in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ProQuest electronic version of: The Journal of state government. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents
Lawmaking and the legislative process : committees, connections, and compromises by Tommy Neal( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer written for high school and community college students guiding them through the process by which lawmakers enact bills in state, federal, and local government. Neal (a former state legislator) invents fictional state legislators and follows them through various state sessions as they introduce, debate, and try to pass specific bills such as graffiti ordinances, domestic abuse, and gun control. At every step, the committees, connections, and compromises required are highlighted.-Publisher's description
Mason's manual of legislative procedure by Paul Mason( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charter school roadmap by Denver, CO Education Commission of the States( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide policymakers, practitioners, and other education leaders with the knowledge needed to consider the issues surrounding charter schools, a survey of these schools is offered. The text opens with an overview of charter-school basics, including the types of schools that are permissible and the legal status of charter schools. It analyzes the students served by charters and provides data on the total number of charter schools and the students attending them. How to sponsor a charter school, including the appeals process, is described, along with finance and fundraising, the funding approach, per-pupil expenditure, startup costs, facilities, temporary financial assistance, noninstructional services, and transportation. Issues of autonomy are described, such as waivers and control of budget, and information on oversight, renewal, and revocation is discussed. Details are also provided on teachers and staff, including teacher certification, salaries, pensions and benefits, and collective bargaining. Three appendices provide legislative examples of charters, list charter-school resources, and give a state-by-state analysis of charter-school laws. (RJM)
The Unfinished agenda for state tax reform( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graduate medical education and public policy : a primer( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming state tax systems( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood care and education : an investment that works by Shelley Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early care and education have implications that affect state policy areas such as public education, juvenile justice, health, welfare reform, the economy and family support
School finance reform : a legislators' handbook by National Conference of State Legislatures( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground transportation for the 21st century by Frank Kreith( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic impact of the arts : a sourcebook by Washington, Dc National Conference of State Legislatures( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents a collection of 7 works by authors arguing for the support of public spending on the arts: (1) "Introduction: The Value of Economic Reasoning and the Arts" (Harry Hillman-Chartrand), examines the changing social perception of the arts over time, and describes the interaction among the sectors of the arts; (2) "Arts Impact Studies: a Fashionable Excess" (Bruce A. Seaman), questions the theory underlying studies that measure primary spending associated with art activities for the arts are seen as having an important role in local economic development by improving the social infrastructure of communities and by enhancing the quality of human capitol within a region, a role which is not quantitatively measurable; (3) "Economic Impact Studies of the Arts as Effective Advocacy" (Anthony J. Radich and Sonja K. Foss), explores the ways in which five illustrative economic impact studies were tools of effective advocacy for the arts by achieving communication between arts advocates and representatives of business and government; (4) "Improving the Design and Policy Relevance of Art Impact Studies: a Review of the Literature" (David Cwi), reviews impact studies in 16 states, discussing the terms of reference and content of those studies faulting the typical study as doing less to assist its sponsors in arts policymaking than such studies could; (5) "The Role of the Arts in State and Local Economic Development" (R. Leo Penne and James L. Shanahan), indicates that, in the postindustrial society, the arts are amenities that attract and retain talented people, foster the spirit of innovation and adventure, convey a positive city image, and thus are real contributors to local economic development; (6) "Evaluating Cultural Policy through Benefit/Cost Analysis" (William S. Hendon), advocates and describes procedures for explicit and quantified cost benefit analysis; and (7) "Economic Structure and Impact of the Arts: Comparison with the Nonarts" (James H. Gapinski), completes the selection of articles with the common message that the arts have a pervasive, positive effect on local economies. A glossary, a bibliography, and a section about the authors follow. The book is indexed by subject, name, and studies cited. (Mm)
Reinventing the wheel : a design for student achievement in the 21st century by Laura L Loyacono( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sourcebook contends that arts education is essential to a good education, and that legislators and others interested in educational reform will find that arts education can help to solve broader problems in education and help students succeed. Organized into five chapters, the first chapter discusses a recent movement that has worked for an inclusive place within the curriculum for the arts and the development of a more comprehensive arts curricula. Some of the rationales for the importance of arts education include improved overall student achievement, training the workforce, and help for nontraditional students. The second chapter focuses on obstacles to state education reforms, including budgetary constraints, and how the arts and arts education are affected. The third chapter addresses how states and school systems currently approach such issues as the preparation of teachers, the curriculum, and assessment. Chapter four presents case studies of arts education in four states--Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. The fifth chapter examines the major participants in arts education, some of the challenges they confront, and the role legislators can play in strengthening collaboration among the participants. An appendix lists arts education contacts throughout the country. Contains 44 references. (Db)
Inside the legislative process : a comprehensive survey of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to state child support and paternity laws by Carolyn Royce Kastner( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Election results directory( )

in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on election observations of the October 28, 1990 Soviet Georgian elections( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and economic growth : a legislator's guide by Peggy M Siegel( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for economic growth has become a rallying cry in state capitols in recent years. Initiatives in every state, prompted by legislators, governors, and the business sector, are intended to upgrade teaching and learning in the face of a dynamic, global economy. Competing theories describe the nature of that economy and argue over whether the United States will become a two-tiered society; however, the antagonists agree over the role of education in teaching prospective employees how to adapt their skills to meet the needs of a changing economy. Although education appears not to have figured prominently in business decisions on where to expand or relocate, this situation may be changing. More states are concentrating on nurturing homegrown businesses instead of chasing after that once-in-a-lifetime business location decision. The needs of employers are important to state efforts to link education and economic growth; just as important, however, are the needs of the potential employees (the students). Because the backgrounds of students are more diverse than in the past, policymakers will have to target their educational programs more effectively. At the same time, demographic trends indicate that citizens of one state will have a vested interest in the education provided to young people in other states. Educators want to be more involved in decisions affecting state economic development, but institutional linkages need to be forged. Although the verdict remains out on the impact of all this new activity, it is time for state policymakers to begin raising the appropriate questions. (Kc)
The state fiscal agenda for the 1990s by Steven David Gold( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting the challenges of welfare reform : programs with promise by Jack Tweedie( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a result of federal legislation aimed at welfare reform, states have been transforming welfare in new ways. Critical questions remain, however, and policymakers must continue to develop new ideas and implement programs from other states. This book contributes to the learning process among states by sharing program innovations and analyses to help states realize their goals for a new welfare that helps recipients find and keep jobs that will enable them to support their families without welfare. The first section of the guide provides an overview of meeting the challenges of welfare reform. The second section, "Finding and Creating Jobs for Welfare Recipients," addresses job development, microenterprise programs, targeted state employment, and community service. The third section, "Preparing Recipients for Work," addresses assessment, support services, job readiness, education, vocational training, and work experiences. The fourth section, "Child Care," examines the issues of eligibility, copayment, and reimbursement rates and mechanisms. The fifth section, "Getting to Work: Providing Transportation in a Work-Based System," addresses the transportation dilemma, transit alternatives, and life after welfare. The sixth section, "Ensuring the Well-Being of Children Under Welfare Reform," addresses tracking families that leave welfare, safety net programs, and effects on the child welfare system. The seventh section, "Overseeing Welfare Reform: Accountability, Financing and Devolution," addresses block grants and state spending. (Contains 43 notes.) (SD)
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Conference of State Legislatures.


N.C.S.L. (National Conference of State Legislatures)

National Conference of State Legislature

National Conference of State Legislatures organisatie uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

National Conference of State Legislatures US-amerikanische Organisation


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