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February 05, 2018

Parents and Children Thriving Together: The Role of State Agencies in Crafting a Statewide Two-Generation Strategy

A new paper from the National Governors Association and the Center for Law and Social Policy provides an overview of ways in which states can use two-generation strategies to reform state systems for the benefit of low-income families.


January 30, 2018

Addressing Housing Instability Through Systems Alignment and Coordination

A new brief from the National Governors Association and CSH highlights examples from some of the many states that are implementing data-driven supportive housing models that embrace systems alignment, coordination and partnerships to address housing instability.


January 17, 2018

States Continue Advancing Strategies to Scale Work-Based Learning

A new paper from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can take to lead the way on expanding high-quality work-based learning opportunities as part of a pathway to career advancement for youth and young adults.


March 03, 2017

State Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

A new paper from the National Governors Association summarizes actions governors can take to help reduce childhood hunger in their states by drawing attention to the issue and implementing policy and programmatic changes to increase children’s participation in child nutrition programs.


January 06, 2017

Promoting Place-Based Strategies to Address Poverty

A new paper from the National Governors Association addresses the potential for place-based strategies—strategies which include any effort to enhance the livability and quality of life in a given community—to address the needs of impoverished communities and identifies actions governors can take to foster these strategies.


December 14, 2016

Building a High-Performing State Workforce Board

A new report from the National Governors Association outlines key strategies governors can focus on to align state education and workforce programs to the needs of business, and connect individuals to jobs.


November 10, 2016

Accelerating Opportunity for Veterans: A Governor’s Blueprint for Pathways to Veterans’ Civilian Licensing and Certification

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights serves as a blueprint for governors to inform their efforts to accelerate veterans’ licensing and certification.


October 31, 2016

State Strategies to Scale Quality Work-Based Learning

A new paper from the National Governors Association highlights strategies governors can implement to increase opportunities for high-quality, demand-driven work-based learning and prepare their citizens for the modern workforce.


September 13, 2016

Improving Human Services Programs and Outcomes Through Shared Data

A new paper from the National Governors Association provides examples of effective approaches to sharing state data and offers lessons for governors and their senior staff interested in enhancing their capacity to protect and secure individuals’ private information.


March 02, 2016

Revisiting Top Trends in State Economic Development

NGA’s new paper Revisiting Top Trends in State Economic Development takes a look at the policies and programs states can implement to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.