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.

ESSA Implementation

John B. King, Jr. Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue Washington, D.C. 20202 Dear Acting Secretary King: On behalf of states, school districts, educators and parents, we ...
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Ed Week: Here’s How the Education World Thinks the Feds Should Regulate Under ESSA

NGA's stance on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was mentioned in Education Week's Politics K-12 blog. The post says: "National Governors Association: The department should use a light touch in regulating ...
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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chair Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions ...
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ESEA Conference

The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chairman Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions ...
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ESEA Reauthorization

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chairman, Committee on Health, ...
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ESEA Reauthorization

The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chairman, Committee on Health, ...
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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Johnny Isakson U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Robert ...
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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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