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.

Governors: Passage of Perkins Reauthorization a Win for States and Students

Governors: Passage of Perkins Reauthorization a Win for States and Students

New law will help governors connect education to workforce needs WASHINGTON—National Governors Association (NGA) released the following statement on U.S. Senate and House passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical ...
Governors Voice Concerns Over New Student Borrower Proposal

Governors Voice Concerns Over New Student Borrower Proposal

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) released the following statement on the interpretation on student borrowers and loan servicers issued from the U.S. Department of Education: "Last week's declaration on student ...
NGA 2018 Winter Meeting

NGA 2018 Winter Meeting

Session videos from the National Governors Association Winter Meeting 2018 which took place February 24 & 25 in Washington DC View Full Playlist ...
Competency Based Higher Education

Competency Based Higher Education

The Honorable Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Dear Secretary DeVos, On behalf of the nation’s governors, we write to ...

Governors’ Education Policy Advisors Institute

December 13-15, 2017 | Miami Beach, FL The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted governors’ education policy advisors in Miami Beach, Florida. The institute focused on ...

Governors Praise Senate for Protecting Education, Workforce Funding

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee, led by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, released a statement on Congress’ consideration of FY 2018 Labor, Health and ...

Governors Urge Quick Resolution of Federal Financial Aid Tool Outage

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released a statement on the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which the U.S. Department of Education ...

Workforce Development and Postsecondary Education

3.1    Preamble Workforce development and postsecondary education are at the center of governors’ economic development agenda. Growing small businesses, expanding existing industries, attracting new companies and future-proofing state economies all ...

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 ...

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 ...

In-state Tuition for Veterans at Public Universities

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20420 Dear Secretary McDonald: On behalf of the nation’s governors, we urge you ...

Higher Education/College Access Challenge Grants

The Honorable Arne Duncan Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Dear Secretary Duncan: On behalf of the nation’s governors, we request that ...

Meet the team

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