With direct authority over many of the policies and programs that impact principal and teacher quality, governors are uniquely positioned to address gaps in these systems. The learning lab will focus on a central challenge to improving educator quality: how to move away from piecemeal programs and policies for preparing, supporting and retaining teachers and principals. This convening will build the capacity of governors’ education advisors and state agency officials to establish an intentional agenda to improve principal and teacher quality, highlight effective ways to devote human and fiscal resources, and support an implementation community around the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The purpose of this workshop was to help state policymakers better understand the specific challenges facing the U.S. nuclear fleet, how each state can best respond to those challenges and the potential for new sources of nuclear generation within their state.
During the kickoff meeting, participating states: built a common understanding of the project goals of achieving “high impact” two-generational policy and systems change; deepened their understanding of two-generational system and policy change; assessed challenges and opportunities related to two-generation state policy and systems work, and began to identify solutions and pathways forward; developed relationships across the PACTT Network states and supporting organizations; and refined their two-generation action plans and articulate next steps for when they return home.
The NGA Center hosted a webinar on Updates & Insights on State Energy Policy Developments. The webinar featured officials from three states—Illinois, Michigan and Oregon—that had recent energy legislative accomplishments who shared lessons learned from their process.
The NGA Center held an opening workshop as part of the Power Sector Modernization Policy Academy, providing information to state policymakers on the latest trends and policy ideas in the field, as well as targeted information for state-specific questions.
Cross State Convening: Leveraging Workforce Investment Strategies to Improve the Early Care and Education Workforce
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted the Cross-State Convening for the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Workforce Project to provide an opportunity for state teams to hear from experts in the field on issues related to the early childhood workforce, allow state teams time to explore specific topics related to the early childhood workforce and to work with one another on common early childhood workforce issues in a peer learning environment.
The NGA Center hosted an experts roundtable to discuss key issues in state resiliency efforts and help inform the development of a new tool that states can use to identify, assess and begin to address key resiliency gaps.
The NGA Center held a workshop to convene state energy and emergency management policy officials with alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) experts to identify strategies to incorporate AFVs effectively into state energy assurance plans and emergency operations plans to improve state resiliency.
Preparing Students for Success in Today’s Global Economy: Exploring Innovative Opportunities and Models
The NGA Center hosted an institute for governors’ education policy advisors to grow their knowledge base on key educational issues; build capacity on skills that are critical for their role; and provide an opportunity for them to learn from each other and NGA staff.
As the development of self-driving cars and trucks advances, states are at the forefront of revising rules to advance technology deployment, ensure safe and responsible operation and support related economic development.