Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary education is more important to states than ever before. Within the next decade, nearly two-thirds of the jobs in the U.S. will require some form of college credential. To meet that demand, states must lead efforts to graduate more students from high-quality certificate and degree programs with the resources available.

State Strategies to Re-Engage Students with Some College and No Degree

State Strategies to Re-Engage Students with Some College and No Degree

This brief focuses on actions states and/or state higher education systems can take to help students with some college, but no degree, reenroll and persist in completing a postsecondary credential ...
Strategies for Advancing Equity Through State Education Budgets During & Beyond COVID

Strategies for Advancing Equity Through State Education Budgets During & Beyond COVID

This webinar explores opportunities, challenges, and strategies for governors as they create and move forward state education budgets during and beyond COVID-19. Topics of the conversation include how governors can ...
Putting CARES Act Funds to Work: Investing in Education, Investing in Recovery

Putting CARES Act Funds to Work: Investing in Education, Investing in Recovery

Federal support is needed to ensure school safety, as well as protect public health, stimulate the economy, coordinate and support vaccine distribution, and help prevent tax increases. Our recovery is ...
THE STATES’ ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY ASSURANCE

THE STATES’ ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY ASSURANCE

The shifting labor force landscape brought on by the COVID-19 crisis makes it especially critical that students and taxpayers see a return on their investment in postsecondary education programs. This ...
EDUCATE FOR OPPORTUNITY

EDUCATE FOR OPPORTUNITY

The NGA Center has partnered with Strada Education Network, to focus on supporting state efforts that connect and align their postsecondary institutions to state workforce needs. This page should redirect ...
Improving Attainment: Ohio Excels Statewide Action Plan

Improving Attainment: Ohio Excels Statewide Action Plan

NGA’s Educate for Opportunity project held a virtual site visit to Ohio to learn best practices for improving attainment on September 16 and 17th. This is one of three content ...
Fulfilling Ohio’s Adult Learner Promise: Report of the Adult Learner Working Group

Fulfilling Ohio’s Adult Learner Promise: Report of the Adult Learner Working Group

NGA’s Educate for Opportunity project held a virtual site visit to Ohio to learn best practices on adult learning on September 16 and 17th. This is one of three content ...
Institutional Debt Forgiveness: Lessons from Michigan

Institutional Debt Forgiveness: Lessons from Michigan

NGA’s Educate for Opportunity project held a virtual site visit to Ohio to learn best practices on institutional debt forgiveness on September 16 and 17th. This is one of three ...
Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Education Funding and Local Control

Letter to Congressional Leaders Regarding Education Funding and Local Control

The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, DC 20510The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the HouseUnited States House of RepresentativesU.S. Capitol BuildingWashington, DC 20515The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority ...
Building an Adult-Friendly Postsecondary Policy Framework

Building an Adult-Friendly Postsecondary Policy Framework

Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit committed to accelerating the transformation of the American workforce and education systems, presented their state policy framework for engaging and supporting adults through ...
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K-12 to Postsecondary Transitions During COVID-19: Opportunities for Governors and States

Background During this time of unprecedented educational and economic disruption, governors and state leaders can take steps to ensure equitable access to postsecondary education for graduating seniors. Each year, roughly ...

Reopening Institutions of Higher Education

Nearly all higher education institutions are at least partially closed and have shifted to online instruction during the spring semester. The residential and communal aspects of higher education pose considerable ...
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Meet the team

  • Amanda Winters, Program Director
  • Portia Polk, Senior Policy Analyst
  • Abigail Rhim, Policy Coordinator