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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
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
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
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 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
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
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