The Midwestern Legislative Conference Education Committee provides a forum for state and provincial legislators to exchange information and ideas on education. The committee’s work includes hosting education-focused webinars and in-person policy sessions. The CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee is Tim Anderson.

The committee will next meet in conjunction with the 77th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Legislative Conference, which will be held July 9-12, 2023, in Detroit. Details on this meeting will begin to be provided in early 2023.

Agenda and Related Presentations from 2022 Meeting of the MLC Education Committee

The committee held a series of sessions in July 2022 in conjunction with the MLC Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kan. Among the topics: the role of state-supported, high-impact, evidence-based tutoring in helping improve student achievement;  postsecondary access and affordability; and state initiatives that strengthen career pathways in STEM-related fields, particularly among young people from groups typically under-represented in these areas.

Committee agenda »

“High Impact Tutoring — with AmeriCorps” | Lindsay Dolce, Chief Advancement Officer, ServeMinnesota » 

“High Impact Tutoring to Accelerate Learning” | Wendy Wallace, Director of Engagement and Development, National Student Support Accelerator » 

“Postsecondary Access and Affordability: Policy Options for States” | Sandy Baum, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Urban Institute »

“K-12 Initiative in Kansas” | Jessica Rodas, Program Manager, K-12 Initiative »

“American STEM Initiative” | Jeff Weld, Executive Director, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council »





Committee Leadership

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Senator Jim Bolin
South Dakota, MLC Education Committee Co-Chair
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Senator Hearcel Craig
Ohio, MLC Education Committee Co-Chair