NGA Center for Best Practices
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors.
Expanding Student Success: A Primer on Competency-Based Education from Kindergarten through Higher Education
The education system of the United States is not adequately preparing a large proportion of its students for college, career-training and, ultimately, jobs that provide enough income to support a middle class standard of living.
Aligning Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to Lower Peak Electricity Demand, Reduce Costs and Address Reliability Concerns
A new paper from NGA examines policies and programs governors can implement to address volatility in electricity use, saving money and increasing reliability for consumers.
The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States is the end product of an 18-month NGA policy academy and provides a framework for how states can design statewide transformation proposals that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is likely to approve.
Four states—Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico and Rhode Island—will participate in a learning lab on improving data-collection efforts and information sharing between law enforcement and public health officials as a way to combat opioid overdoses.