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National Governors Association, 2019
The 2018 election cycle resulted in new governors in 20 states and two territories. This change will have further ripple effects as new governors in many states appoint new chief state school officers, state board of education members, and other state education leaders. If properly understood and leveraged, each new governor's transition period…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, State Officials, State Government
Stark, Deborah Roderick – National Governors Association, 2018
Across America, in living rooms and classrooms, in houses of worship and community centers, on street corners and in parks, families are doing their best to care for their children. Sometimes, parents and caregivers need extra support along the way, especially when they are living in adverse conditions marked by poverty, homelessness, violence and…
Descriptors: State Policy, Child Development, Prenatal Care, Infants
National Governors Association, 2018
In 2010, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 English language arts/literacy and mathematics. CCSS are a state-led effort to define the knowledge and skills students need to graduate from high school…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Program Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Hauge, Kimberly – National Governors Association, 2018
States increasingly need a more highly skilled workforce to meet the requirements of businesses, keep up with a rapidly changing economy and accelerate growth that leads to economic opportunity for workers and families. As a result, governors recognize that their role is to bring together education, workforce and economic development as talent…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Needs, State Action, State Policy
Stephens, Rachael; Westgren, Dana – National Governors Association, 2018
Roughly one in five American adults, or approximately 53 million people, live with some type of disability, and their unemployment and poverty rates are nearly double the rates of people without disabilities. Labor force participation for people with disabilities is just 20.2 percent--less than a third of the rate of participation among people…
Descriptors: State Programs, Employment Opportunities, Training, Disabilities
Locke, Jeffrey – National Governors Association, 2017
To provide guidance to governors looking to advance juvenile justice reforms, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices convened leading national experts--state juvenile justice directors, governors' criminal justice policy advisors, governors' cabinet secretaries, juvenile justice experts and academics--to discuss the latest…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, State Programs, Best Practices, Program Implementation
Carlson, Danny; Rowland, Cortney – National Governors Association, 2017
This paper highlights the successful efforts of one state, Maryland, to strategically select and train its most promising future leaders in order to prepare them for the leadership responsibilities associated with leading schools that have increased expectations for all students. Under the leadership of the governor's office, and with support from…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Education, Talent Development
Szekely, Amanda; Wat, Albert – National Governors Association, 2016
Children's academic and social development before third grade is highly predictive of later success in school and beyond. Research shows that during those early years, the gains children make in language and literacy, mathematics and social skills, and their growth as learners and thinkers are associated with a range of benefits, from academic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement
Reindl, Travis – National Governors Association, 2013
States and their colleges and universities face competing pressures when it comes to meeting the economy's demand for a more educated workforce. As providers and regulators of online education, states have a unique and challenging opportunity. They must promote access and quality assurance while working in coordination with the federal government…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
National Governors Association, 2013
The National Governors Association (NGA) and The Hunt Institute co-hosted the 2013 Governors Education Symposium. To inform participants and generate conversation about the themes of the symposium, the two organizations developed a set of issue briefs discussing four areas: (1) college- and career-training ready standards; (2) building coalitions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Conferences (Gatherings), College Readiness, Career Readiness
Wat, Albert – National Governors Association, 2012
To increase student learning and achievement, more and more states are pursuing reforms in "both" early care and education (ECE) programs and the K-12 education system. Many states are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to promote all students' readiness for college and careers, while engaging in reforms prompted by the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Resource Allocation, Teaching Methods
Michelau, Demaree K. – National Governors Association, 2011
Nearly all states are grappling with the question of how to boost college attainment to meet workforce needs with the resources available. For many states, that task is complicated by the fact that the young adult population is projected neither to grow nor decline over the next several years. There is a significant opportunity, however, for…
Descriptors: College Credits, Adult Students, Educational Attainment, College Attendance
Carnevale, Anthony – National Governors Association, 2011
Job losses during the recession have already created challenges that will endure well beyond the recovery. Governors have an opportunity to strategically prioritize higher education in their states and territories by linking labor market demand with education supply through expansion of existing data systems. Understanding what the job openings…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Economic Climate, State Government, Public Officials
Conklin, Kristin – National Governors Association, 2011
The U.S. spends twice as much as the average industrialized country on higher education, but continues to slide relative to other nations in the percentage of young adults with an associate degree or higher. Despite recent reductions in state aid to higher education, state taxpayers continue to be the largest single source of unrestricted funds…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, Paying for College
Jones, Dennis – National Governors Association, 2011
Research shows that having a highly educated workforce is critical to states and territories' economic competitiveness and to the well-being of their citizens. A growing number of state policymakers are concerned that the nation as a whole and their states are falling behind in the race to accumulate the educational capital needed to ensure that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Education Work Relationship, Politics of Education
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