October 30, 2013
The Southern Legislative Conference marks the passing of State Representative Calvin Hill of Georgia, an alumni of the SLC 2007 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) Program. Representative Hill was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2002. A professional entrepreneur and a Marine trained in engineering and demolition, Representative Hill moved to Georgia in 1986 and served two terms as mayor of Ball Ground in the early 1990s.
October 29, 2013
The SLC has released recent research into the status of states' adoption of assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). States are reviewing the cost, practicality, frequency, and number of new consortium-crafted assessments aligned to the CCSS. Most states nationally will implement one of two Consortia assessments next year. Among those states considering a third path, as of fall 2013, only Alabama had selected a test. Click here to read the full release.
October 24, 2013
The Council of State Governments is hosting a complementary webinar at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The webinar will discuss recent trends at both the university and state levels to implement systems that can be used by academics, industry researchers and state economic development agencies to facilitate collaboration at the statewide level. Click here to register.
October 18, 2013
The Southern Legislative Conference hosted a complimentary webinar on wind pool insurance on October 18, 2013. The webinar covered measures taken by Southern states to provide homeowners with wind pool insurance coverage at affordable rates; trends and best practices; and how international developments impact premiums in the United States. Click here for more information.
October 17, 2013
The Southern Legislative Conference hosted a complimentary webinar on the impact of renewable energy in Southern economies on October 17, 2013. The webinar explored some of the advances made by Southern states in recent years, ways in which public and private entities have worked together to promote renewable energy projects, and insights into the economic dynamics on the Southern landscape. Click here for further details.
October 15, 2013
Attending college is no easy task, especially for nontraditional and first-generation students. While attaining a postsecondary degree is tough for everyone, these students face an even bigger uphill battle to completing their degrees. As states work to increase the number of residents with college degrees, anticipating and meeting the needs of nontraditional and first-generation students are essential steps. This webinar will focus on attracting and retaining nontraditional and first-generation students by removing several social barriers to success. Register here.
October 1, 2013
The SLC has published summaries addressing the Kentucky Veterans' Connect Program and the Virginia Step Down Program for Administrative Segregation, winners of the 2013 SLC STAR Program. The programs were selected by a panel of of government policy experts as models of innovation in state governments for issues encountered throughout the Southern region. More information is available on the SLC STAR Program home page.