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Governor Markell Named to National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell was named today to serve on the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Committee works to ensure that Governors’ views are represented in federal policy debates around early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education, as well as workforce development. NGA Chair Governor John Hickenlooper (CO) and NGA Vice ChairGovernor Gary Herbert (UT) made the announcement.

“The future competitiveness and economic prosperity of our state and country are dependent upon having a skilled workforce with the education and training to thrive in the new economy,” said Governor Markell, who previously served as NGA Chair and co-chaired the Common Core State Standards initiative. “Recognizing that individual states have their own needs to provide the highest quality education, we have an important perspective on the national policies that will best support the workforce of today and tomorrow. I look forward to working with the other members of the committee to advocate for all of our people – from children in early childhood programs through adults hoping to elevate their careers – to have access to the education they need.”

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will serve as chair, and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will serve as vice chair of the committee.

Founded in 1908, NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. For more information, visit www.nga.org.

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Governor Markell Named to National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Wilmington, DE – Governor Markell was named today to serve on the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee. The Committee works to ensure that Governors’ views are represented in federal policy debates around early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education, as well as workforce development. NGA Chair Governor John Hickenlooper (CO) and NGA Vice ChairGovernor Gary Herbert (UT) made the announcement.

“The future competitiveness and economic prosperity of our state and country are dependent upon having a skilled workforce with the education and training to thrive in the new economy,” said Governor Markell, who previously served as NGA Chair and co-chaired the Common Core State Standards initiative. “Recognizing that individual states have their own needs to provide the highest quality education, we have an important perspective on the national policies that will best support the workforce of today and tomorrow. I look forward to working with the other members of the committee to advocate for all of our people – from children in early childhood programs through adults hoping to elevate their careers – to have access to the education they need.”

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will serve as chair, and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will serve as vice chair of the committee.

Founded in 1908, NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. For more information, visit www.nga.org.

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