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’ Role Critical in Every Student Succeeds Act

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released a statement following the release of the revised state plan template under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): “Governors’ review of ESSA state ...
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K-12 Education Reform

1.1    Preamble America’s elementary and secondary education system has evolved over the decades with changing economic pressures, intense globalization and rising expectations for all students. Despite these changes, however, too ...
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Early Education Takes Center Stage At Governors’ Opening Session

WASHINGTON—At the opening session of the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, governors discussed early childhood education and its importance in building a strong foundation for economic success in the ...
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Governors Comment On Congressional Review of Education Regulations

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement on Congressional Review Act disapproval resolutions blocking final regulations on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability and teacher preparation programs ...
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Promising Practices in Boosting School Leadership Capacity: Principal Academies

The role of the public school principal has expanded dramatically in recent decades. The expanded role means they are now significant multipliers of effective teaching and have a real opportunity ...
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Governors Comment on Education Law Accountability Rule

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association today released the following the U.S. Department of Education’s release of the final accountability rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): “Today's final rule on ...
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ESSA Supplement, Not Supplant Recommendations

The Honorable John B. King, Jr. Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Docket ID: ED-2016-OESE-0056 Dear Secretary King: On behalf of the National Conference ...
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ESSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Recommendations

The Honorable John King Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024 Dear Secretary King: On behalf of the nation’s governors, we write to provide recommendations ...
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ESSA Implementation

John B. King, Jr. Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary King: On behalf of states, districts, educators and parents with a strong commitment ...
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Testimony – ESSA Implementation

Statement of The Honorable Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee On “ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education ...
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