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Education & Workforce Committee

The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.


2017–18 Committee Leadership

Governor Jay Inslee, WashingtonChair
Governor Dennis Daugaard, South DakotaVice Chair

Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana
Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma
Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania


Legislative Director, Education & Workforce Committee

ESSA Digital Tool Kit for Governors

In October of 2016, NGA partnered with the Alliance for Excellent Education on the first-ever Digital ESSA Seminar with national experts on K-12 education offering more than 30 states guidance on the path forward to implement the new law.


The Promise of the State-Federal Partnership on Workforce and Job Training

Report from the National Governors Association and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs on the importance of strong partnership between states and the federal government on workforce development.


Governors Comment on Education Law Accountability Rule

The nation’s governors commented on the U.S. Department of Education’s release of the Every Student Succeeds Act accountability rule, allowing for the possibility of a different vision under the incoming Administration and Congress.