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Education Division


Governors Learn to Code at Summer Meeting

During the 2016 National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Des Moines, governors joined students at’s first-ever “Hour of Code” event, where they learned about coding from students of all ages who have benefited from access to rigorous—but also fun—computer science education courses.

New Opportunity: Early Care and Education Workforce Investment

Seven states will receive grants and support to strengthen the quality of their early care and education professionals through workforce investment resources and strategies.


The NGA Center for Best Practices Education Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff in the areas of early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary education. The division focuses on helping governors develop effective policy and support its implementation in the areas of: early education, readiness and quality; the Common Core State Standards, Science Technology Engineering and Math and related assessments; teacher and leader effectiveness; competency-based learning; charter schools; data and accountability; and postsecondary (higher education and workforce training) access, success, productivity, accountability, and affordability. The division also works on policy issues related to bridging the system divides among the early childhood, K-12, postsecondary and workforce systems.