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Fall, Jaime; Yager, Sophia; Ash, Katherine; Stephens, Rachael – National Governors Association, 2022
Nearly one-third of workers in the United States lack digital skills, and more than 38% of those workers are required to use moderate or advanced computer skills on the job. This skills gap creates talent and growth issues for businesses of all sizes -- from large companies looking to grow and invest in the United States, to small and mid-size…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Federal Legislation, Job Skills, Business
National Governors Association, 2022
The key to success for many programs depends on effective partnership and collaboration. Indeed, in work-based learning (WBL) partnerships are not only encouraged -- they're mandatory. WBL by definition involves a partnership between business and education, with these two entities comprising the "work" and "learning." However,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Work Experience Programs, State Programs
Ash, Katherine; Bergson-Shilcock, Amanda; Webber, Alison; Mortrude, Judy; Schill, Aaron – National Governors Association, 2022
The Digital Equity Act (DEA), a provision within the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58), includes a historic federal investment to promote digital equity, literacy, and inclusion. In particular, the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program will award nearly $1.5 billion in federal funds to states to support the…
Descriptors: Data Use, Technological Literacy, Data Collection, Story Telling
National Governors Association, 2021
Nearly a quarter of all undergraduate students in the U.S. are parents. All parents, especially younger parents and those returning to school after years in the workforce, face a system that was not designed to accommodate their needs as caretakers. The needs of student parents have become even more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Parents, COVID-19, Pandemics
National Governors Association, 2021
One year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced state and school leaders across the nation and around the world to immediately close school buildings, the lasting impact on students is increasingly evident: Months of online learning and limited in-person interaction with educators, coaches and mentors have led to gaps in learning, and unknown…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Acceleration (Education), School Closing
National Governors Association, 2021
At least 36 million adults in the United States have earned some postsecondary education credit without obtaining a credential. Research suggests these adults, are often referred to as those with some college, but no degree, are well worth the investments needed to help them return and complete their education. Adults in this population frequently…
Descriptors: College Credits, Access to Education, Barriers, Higher Education
National Governors Association, 2021
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has assisted 23 states and territories in their efforts to scale high-quality work-based learning programs since 2016. Rhode Island has been engaged with the Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning since 2017 -- the same year that state policymakers launched an initiative aimed at…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, School Business Relationship, Access to Education, Equal Education
National Governors Association, 2020
On behalf of the National Governors Association (NGA), and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) has developed this resource, which highlights states that have released data thresholds, sometimes referred to as gating criteria or benchmarks, to guide schools, school…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, School Closing
Ash, Katherine; Rahn, Madelyn – National Governors Association, 2020
Research conducted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), Fab Foundation and FHI 360, in partnership with more than 150 national and international experts and leaders from 28 states, found that to prepare their future workforces, governors and state leaders must develop a comprehensive agenda made up of three…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Government Role, Educational Policy, Leadership Responsibility
Baddour, Kristin; Hauge, Kimberly – National Governors Association, 2020
The outlook for high school graduates who have no postsecondary or industry-recognized credentials can appear bleak. Today, it is critical that young people obtain at least some training beyond high school to succeed in the job market. States bear a cost, too, when this is not achieved: They have a less skilled workforce to attract business…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Youth Programs, State Officials, Role
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
National Governors Association, 2019
This guide is a result of the 2018-2019 National Governors Association (NGA) Chair's initiative, "Good Jobs for All Americans," led by Montana Governor Steve Bullock. This initiative aimed to understand the changing world of work and the factors that affect an individual's ability to connect to a good job and for businesses to access the…
Descriptors: Job Development, Employment Opportunities, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship
National Governors Association, 2019
This topic paper details how dual and concurrent enrollment programs can help states overcome workforce readiness and postsecondary access and completion challenges and how governors can strengthen these programs by using their bully pulpit, agenda setting authority and budgetary authority to do so. It concludes with a number of examples of how…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Dual Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, State Government
Capizzano, Jeff; Bhat, Soumya – National Governors Association, 2019
Early literacy has been elevated by governors across the nation as an indicator of success in school and in life. The 2019 Governor's Pocket Guide to Early Literacy underscores the importance of early literacy with compelling state examples of outcomes, initiatives and investments in early reading. This version is a brief, digestible guide that…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Reading Achievement
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
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