K-12 Education

Ensuring access to a quality education to help all students reach their full potential is a top priority for Governors across the country. NGA provides information, research synthesis, policy analysis, technical assistance and resources to Governors and their staff on education topics. At the center of the K-12 Education team’s work are three core principles: equity, alignment, and evidence. The team is currently focused on supporting Governors as they transition from pandemic-disrupted learning to reimagining their state’s education systems, including on efforts aimed at closing the digital divide; addressing students’ academic recovery and wellbeing; and strengthening educator development and support systems.

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Improving Student, Family And School Staff Well-Being

NGA is working with six states and national and state partners, as well as grant support, to develop and carry out action plans focused on one or more specific state policy priorities related to students’ comprehensive development during and beyond COVID-19.


School Leadership Hot Topics

On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level. For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.


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American Rescue Plan State Funding Profiles

American Rescue Plan State Funding Profiles

State-specific funding profiles that illustrate federal to state resource allocation to support children and students under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. After the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ...
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State of the States 2022

State of the States 2022

Governors of states, territories and commonwealths are outlining their priorities for 2022 in state of the state or commonwealth addresses, as well as inaugural addresses for new and re-elected Governors ...
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Strategies for Supporting Students with Unique Needs During & Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Strategies for Supporting Students with Unique Needs During & Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

This series of webinars explores strategies for supporting students with unique needs as they recover from disrupted school years. Panelists offer lessons learned and promising practices, especially related to the ...
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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 will focus on how states can expand access to computer science opportunities, including discussions on how to ensure equitable access to computer science education.


Meet Our Team

  • Seth Gerson
    Program Director
  • Catherine Van Ness
    Senior Policy Analyst
  • Katie Nichols
    Policy Coordinator

K-12 Topics

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Student and Staff Well-Being

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Academic Recovery / Summer Learning and Enrichment

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Digital Literacy

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Educator Workforce

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Education Finance

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K-12, Postsecondary, Workforce Connections

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NGA K-12 Education Library

ESEA Reauthorization

The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Richard Durbin Majority Whip United States ...
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STEM in Immigration Reform

The Honorable Bob Goodlatte Chairman Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable John Conyers Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives ...
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STEM Hatch-Klobuchar-Coons Amendment

The Honorable Orrin Hatch United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Amy Klobuchar United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chris Coons United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 ...
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NGA/CSG STEP Grant Program

The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable John Boehner Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority ...
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ESEA Reauthorization

The Honorable Tom Harkin Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable John Kline Chairman House Committee on Education ...
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