Webinar Dec. 9: Evaluating school principals - from the statehouse to the schoolhouse
Principal evaluation holds great promise for improving principals’ practice, building their capacity, holding them accountable for student progress and ensuring that they have an overall positive impact on students, teachers and schools. Join colleagues from NCSL, NGA, CCSSO and NABSE on Monday, Dec. 9 at 3 pm ET as we unpack principal evaluation, looking at the research base and learning from the state and district perspectives in Maryland
Preparing for Duty: What states are doing to sustain military installations
At least 1.2 million people currently are serving in the U.S. armed forces, more than 23 million are veterans and more than 250 military installations exist in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. U.S. military operations touch every state in some way, and state legislatures are playing an increasingly substantial role in military issues.Drug shortages: Preserving the nation's prescription drug supply
In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration reported that there was a record number of drug shortages, which increased in 2011 and, although there was a noted decline in 2012, shortages of critically needed drugs began to affect the provision of care and emergency treatment.