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Recent News and Updates

November 11, 2015

SLC Releases Regional Resource on Student Assessments

Just three years ago, almost every state in the nation belonged to a national testing consortium, such as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) whereas, today, barely half continue to participate in these multi-state comparative student assessments. The Southern region, in particular, has seen a shift... Read More

November 6, 2015

SLC Delegation Travels to Washington, D.C., to address the reauthorization of ESEA

With the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) nearing a critical junction, a delegation of Southern states’ legislative education committee chairs traveled to Washington, D.C. between November 4-5, 2015, for meetings with influential members of Congress involved with the reauthorization process, as well as a policy session with key staff from the... Read More

October 30, 2015

SLC Delegation to Port of New York and New Jersey

A delegation of state legislative leaders from Georgia recently traveled to the Port of New York and New Jersey for high level briefings on the operations of the largest port on the East Coast and the third-largest in the nation.  In terms of total TEUs (or Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), in 2014, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled over 5.7 million, a 5.6 percent increase from the... Read More

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Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform Delegation to San Antonio CSG 2015 Annual Meeting Student Assessments Pensions webinar December 3, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST SLC Delegation SLC Delegation SLC/Mark Norris Campaign Against Hunger Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Waste Tire Disposal Laws in the Southern States

SLC Delegation tours The Center for Health Care Services' (CHCS) Restoration Center pre-trial diversion and treatment programs and Haven for Hope homeless center in San Antonio, Texas | November 17-18, 2015

SLC Delegation Travels to Washington, D.C., to Address Congressional ESEA Rewrite | November 4-5, 2015

Delegation of Georgia State Legislators Travel to Port of New York and New Jersey for Technical Tour and Briefings | October 28-29, 2015

Kentucky Senator Robert Stivers, SLC Chair, and Colleen Cousineau, director of the SLC, along with members and staff from the Kentucky General Assembly, partner with local Glasgow County residents to provide 40,000 meals to the community in support of the SLC’s ongoing SLC/Mark Norris Campaign Against Hunger.

Programs & Resources

SLC Webinar - SLC State Pensions: Latest Developments | Online

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 CSG National Conference | Nashville, Tennessee

December 9-13, 2015

70th Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference | Lexington, Kentucky

July 9-13, 2016

2015-16 State Service Profile

Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference

Senate President Robert Stivers, Kentucky
SLC Chair, 2015-2016