Education Division Archive

  • School Leadership Hot Topics podcast

    Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series!  On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising ...

  • Prenatal to Age Three Learning Collaborative 

    Prenatal to Age Three Learning Collaborative  January 7-9, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana  NGA Center Education Division hosted its Integrating and Advancing State Prenatal to Age Three Policies Learning Collaborative in ...

  • Data and Accountability

    Governors are the only state leaders who oversee the entire pipeline from birth through postsecondary education and into the workforce. As such, governors and their staff play a critical role as performance managers, ...

  • Competency-based Education

    The current structure of state elementary and secondary education systems is fundamentally mismatched with the demands of the 21st Century. The system focuses on inputs, such as the time students spend in a seat in the class ...

  • Education Choice Options

    The NGA Center has identified the provision of quality choices in education as a crucial issue for states as they move forward in meeting higher expectations for student achievement and graduation rates for all students. To ...

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Education

    Economic growth in the 21st century will be driven by our nation’s ability to both generate ideas and translate them into innovative products and services. Improving high school graduation rates and ensuring that all ...

  • Effective Teachers and School Leaders

    The most important school-based factor influencing student achievement is the quality of a school’s workforce—the teachers and leaders responsible for setting high expectations and delivering top quality instruction. ...

  • College and Career-Training Ready Standards

    The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The ...

  • K-12 Education Issues

    Education policy is a constitutional responsibility of states, and governors play a leading role in efforts to improve education. The challenges states face in K-12 education are complex, and governors must address a wide ...

  • Promoting Interagency Coordination and Collaboration

    Though high-quality early learning experiences from infancy through third grade provide children with a strong foundation for academic and lifelong success, more may be needed for the most vulnerable children. Growing ...

  • Strengthening States’ Early Care and Education Systems

    Research shows that investments in high-quality early care and education (ECE) programs for children from birth to school entry promote both social and cognitive skills that prepare children for success in kindergarten and ...