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The America’s Legislators Back to School Program is a national bi-partisan civic education effort sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NSCL). The program encourages state legislators to visit students and teachers in the classroom, bringing civics to life, giving young people an opportunity to meet personally with their elected state lawmakers and letting the young citizens know their ideas count. Students learn about the pressures, conflicts and difficulties encountered by legislators dealing with public policy problems. Legislators get a first hand look at what it is like for students and educators in local schools.

Begun in 1999 as a one week focus on civic education across the nation, the America’s Legislators Back to School Program is now a year-long effort with the annual kick-off event set for the third week in September. 

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For any further information on the program, please contact Sherri Breaux at (225) 342-6145 or Brenda Hodge at (225) 342-9737.

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