NGA CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors.

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Governors’ Initiatives To Enhance Planning, Delivery And Success Of Major Infrastructure Projects

Governors’ Initiatives To Enhance Planning, Delivery And Success Of Major Infrastructure Projects

This document serves as a reference guide to demonstrate how Governors are thinking about infrastructure investments holistically, organizing their administrations to yield success, building partnerships to leverage funding and financing, ...
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State of the States: Student and School Staff Health and Wellness

State of the States: Student and School Staff Health and Wellness

During their State of the State addresses in 2022, Governors highlighted the need for increased social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health supports for students and school staff. By Catherine Van ...
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Making the Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Making the Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the 2022 NGA Winter Workforce Symposium, State workforce development leaders engaged with business leaders and subject matter experts on the benefits of advancing equitable employment for underserved and marginalized ...
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Empowering Returning Citizens to Connect to Higher Education and Employment Opportunities

Empowering Returning Citizens to Connect to Higher Education and Employment Opportunities

The 2022 NGA Winter Workforce Symposium Highlight featured a session on empowering people leaving prison in the workforce through connecting them to higher education and employment opportunities. by Rachel Hirsch ...
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2021-2022 CHAIRMAN’S INITIATIVE

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

Jobs that require computer science skills and knowledge will only continue to grow during the 21st century. Especially as more remote working opportunities arise, state leaders want to ensure that graduates have the skills they need to find high-paying jobs without leaving the state. Governors are leading the charge to identify best practices in expanding access to computer science education in K-12 schools across the country. Governor Hutchinson’s Initiative focuses on expanding access to computer science opportunities, including how to ensure equitable access to computer science education.

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State Resource Center on Innovative Infrastructure Financing

State Resource Center on Innovative Infrastructure Financing

States and territories across the country have adopted or are in the process of implementing innovative funding and financing mechanisms ...
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Workshop on Leveraging IIJA Funds

Workshop on Leveraging IIJA Funds

The generational opportunity created by IIJA cannot be fully realized without the combined efforts of federal, state, and local officials ...
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Governors Convening on Computer Science Education

Governors Convening on Computer Science Education

Governors, state education leaders and national experts met in Bentonville, Arkansas to discuss the NGA Chairman’s Initiative on K-12 computer ...
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IIJA Implementation Resources

IIJA Implementation Resources

As Governors lead on implementing the historic bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the National Governors Association will be ...
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State K-12 Education Trends for 2022

State K-12 Education Trends for 2022

A look at key education themes across Governors’ State of the State addresses in 2022 By Catherine Van Ness Nearly ...
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NGA Hosts Infrastructure Implementation Workshop

NGA Hosts Infrastructure Implementation Workshop

In early March, the National Governors Association hosted an intimate workshop with State IIJA coordinators and AASHTO leaders, focused on ...
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State of the States: K-12 Digital Literacy

State of the States: K-12 Digital Literacy

Governors discussed the current state of the digital divide and emphasized the importance of increasing digital literacy in K-12 education ...
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FAFSA Completion Action Lab

FAFSA Completion Action Lab

This Action Lab focuses on strategies for increasing completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to expand ...
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Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

Governors Start 2022 With A Focus On Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Networks

In Governors’ 2022 State of the State addresses, a common theme has been the adoption and manufacture of electric and ...
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Infrastructure, Energy, and Broadband

Infrastructure, Energy, and Broadband

At the 2022 State of the Union, President Biden, highlighting the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which he ...
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The Key Role of Community Colleges in Scaling Apprenticeship Programs Statewide

The Key Role of Community Colleges in Scaling Apprenticeship Programs Statewide

This webinar highlights outcomes of the ECCA initiative and the key role that community colleges play, in partnership with Governors, ...
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Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

Leveraging Registered Apprenticeship to Build a Thriving and Inclusive Economy

Ensuring that every resident can get into well-paying, stable careers through accessible, affordable education and training is a top priority ...
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