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 range of schooling issues including: academic standards, dropout prevention and recovery, education options, teacher professional development, turning around low-performing schools, STEM education and many more.

Today governors are leading widespread efforts to better ensure that all students graduate high school ready for success in college, work and life. The NGA Center supports governors and their staffs on education policy issues through focused projects, direct technical assistance and policy analysis.