K-12 Education

NGA provides information, research synthesis, policy analysis, technical assistance and resources to governors and their staff on education topics. At the center of the division’s work are three core principles: equity, alignment and data-driven. The division focuses its work on five key initiatives: whole child; personalized education; human capital; standards, assessments, and accountability; and governance and finance. Each initiative includes a range of focus areas that align with the needs of governors and their education policy advisors.

Governors Education Policy Advisors Institute 2019

Governors Education Policy Advisors Institute 2019

Sept. 25 – 27, 2019, Minneapolis, MN The National Governors Association (NGA) Solutions: The Center for Best Practices Education Division (NGA Education) hosted its annual Governors’ Education Policy Advisors Institute ...
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A Bridge to Incubating Innovation:  Strengthening the Knowledge Exchange & Cross-Sector Collaboration Between Charter & District Schools

A Bridge to Incubating Innovation: Strengthening the Knowledge Exchange & Cross-Sector Collaboration Between Charter & District Schools

August 5-6, 2019 | Nashville, Tennessee Agenda | Participant List | Resources Day 1: Monday, August 5, 2019 Welcoming Remarks Introduction: Seth Gerson, Program Director, NGA Education, NGA Solutions: Center ...
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Building Success: Strategies for Effectively Advancing Your Governor’s Education Priorities

This joint webinar with EducationCounsel was designed to provide new Governors Education Policy Advisors (GEPAs) with an overview of our team and give them the opportunity to hear from experienced ...
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State Highlight: Louisiana’s Efforts to Develop and Support School Leaders

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, the Education Division hosted a webinar on school leadership, titled “State Highlight: Louisiana’s Efforts to Develop and Support School Leaders.” During this webinar the division ...
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NGA 2019 Winter Meeting

NGA 2019 Winter Meeting

Session videos from the National Governors Association Winter Meeting 2019 which took place Feb 22-25 in Washington, D.C. View Full Playlist ...
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Gubernatorial Education Policy Transition Memo

Gubernatorial Education Policy Transition Memo

Summary The gubernatorial education policy transition memo and executive summary entitled "Leveraging Transition: Ten Ways for New Governors to Advance Education Policies and Priorities from Day One" were developed in ...
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Strada Education Network Invests in Development of State Policies for Adult Learners, Disconnected Youth

Strada Education Network Invests in Development of State Policies for Adult Learners, Disconnected Youth

    $3.5 million in grants to National Governors Association, Education Commission of the States will incubate new pathways to opportunity for 32 million Americans left out of economic growth ...
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NGA and ACT Release One-Pagers Detailing Governors’ Education Agendas

NGA and ACT Release One-Pagers Detailing Governors’ Education Agendas

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, in partnership with ACT, the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization behind the ACT® test, is releasing its initial 10 one-page ...
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School Leadership Under ESSA: State Highlights

School Leadership Under ESSA: State Highlights

Hosted by the National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), this webinar highlighted how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware and Tennessee have worked ...
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School Safety and Prevention Webinar

School Safety and Prevention Webinar

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Education, Health and Homeland Security and Public Safety divisions held a webinar on School Safety and Prevention on September 17, 2018 ...
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