About the Committee

Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the Midwestern Legislative Conference Education Committee. If you have questions about the committee, please contact Tim Anderson, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.



July 9, 2017 | Committee Meeting (2017 MLC Annual Meeting)
Committee members and other participants took part in a roundtable discussion of key trends and legislative actions on education policy in the Midwest’s states and provinces. Attendees also will got an update on important policy developments at the federal level.



July 10, 2017 | Policy Session (2017 MLC Annual Meeting)
State Strategies for Building K-12 Systems That Personalize the Learning Experience

Participants in this committee-sponsored session explored state policies that foster personalized learning environments for students — for example, incorporating competency-based education strategies, using computers and tablets in the classroom, offering students the option of attending “early college” high schools, and giving young people multiple pathways to high school graduation.
State Strategies for Meeting the Learning Needs of the ‘Whole Child’
After the presentation and discussion on personalized learning, the committee focused on the role of states in helping schools and educators meet the needs of the “whole child.” This approach to education policy and delivery recognizes that the long-term success of students is not just rooted in their academic skills. The development of social and emotional skills and competencies is extremely important as well.



Committee Membership


Sen. Kyle Davison

North Dakota


Rep. Melissa Rooker


Vice Chair

Rep. Eric Genrich




Other committee resources


Updated November 7, 2017