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ERIC Number: ED504101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-20
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation America: A Final Report
Fitzpatrick, Erika
National Governors Association
This report summarizes what we have learned in the course of the "Innovation America" initiative, paying special attention to the role of governors in establishing best practices. In collaboration with leading experts, the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices produced several reports expanding on "Innovation America's" three core strategies: improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; improving the alignment of the postsecondary system with state economies; and encouraging regional economic growth. This final report: (1) Highlights strategies and best practices around those three themes, stressing the importance of innovation and the governors' role in advancing and encouraging it; (2) Spotlights key findings from an NGA-commissioned survey that gauged Americans' "innovation attitude," conducted by noted researcher Dr. Frank Luntz, who uncovered the ways in which governors can inspire citizens to embrace a successful innovation agenda; and (3) Looks ahead to sustaining the innovation agenda in the future and provides best practices around the three Innovation America themes, with illuminating snapshots from Governor Napolitano's site visits to state innovation hubs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cupertino, California; and Woodbury, Minnesota. A list of resources is provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors Association
Identifiers - Location: California; Minnesota; Pennsylvania