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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.

Governor Jay Inslee, WashingtonVice Chair

Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona
Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana
Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota
Gov. Steve Bullock, Montana
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
Gov. Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota
Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin

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.

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.

Governors Respond to Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Regulation

U.S. Department of Education regulations must recognize the role states play in ensuring high-quality education for students who need help the most.