NGA Kicks Off Push for ‘Innovation’ Agenda
Effort stresses math, science education to keep economic edge.
The nation’s governors last week called on states to improve math and science instruction in high schools, rethink the role of higher education in supporting economic growth, and use state policies to develop more fast-growing, high-tech businesses in their regions.
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s “Innovation America” initiative, the keystone of her one-year term as the chairwoman of the National Governors Association, seeks to use the political muscle of the governors to help set the education agenda for the country. The goal, Gov. Napolitano said in kicking off the initiative at a meeting here, is to ensure that the United States can maintain its edge in the global economy through innovationin science and technology, both in K-12 and higher education and in the workforce.
“The last thing I want out of this is a report,” said the governor, a Democrat who was re-elected in November to a second term. “We want to provide a toolbox of things governors can do. We...
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