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Education was an important issue to Southern Governors even during the turmoil of the Great Depression. As the South worked to repair its economy in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, a big portion of its efforts were aimed at improving public education. Starting with higher education, Southern Governors, along with academic leaders, became pioneers in lifting the low education standards throughout the region.

Today, Southern Governors are actively engaged in the national discussion about how to improve K-12 education and encourage attendance to post-secondary education institutions, and have been working hard within their respective states to identify and implement the policy changes required to meet the education needs of their citizens. Our Governors fully recognize the importance of cultivating an educated, motivated and productive workforce in order to sustain the region’s long-term economic growth.

Regional Education News

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12/16/2014 GA Gov. Deal Announces Innovation Fund Grant Award Winners Program provides funds to advance student achievement in state. [Read More]
12/15/2014 Gov. Bentley: Alabama's High School Graduation Rate Rises to 86 PercentIncrease means state is four years ahead of schedule with Education Department's plan for public education reform. [Read More]
12/12/14 WV Gov. Tomblin: STEM Success In the Mountain StateState’s entire education system is stepping up to provide business and industry with solid, skilled workforce. [Read More]
12/11/2014 TN Gov. Haslam Outlines Initiatives To Support TeachersProposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input. [Read More]
12/11/2014 MO Gov. Nixon: Truman State Renovations are Investment in Higher EducationGovernor commits to working with legislators on a fiscally responsible bond issuance. [Read More]
12/11/2014 AL Gov. Bentley Announces $17.5 Million Grant to Improve Pre-K AccessPre-K education lays the foundation for Alabama's students; will impact entire education landscape for years to come. [Read More]
12/9/2014 WV Gov. Tomblin Designates Computer Science Education WeekDesignation focuses on importance, benefit of computers and technology in classroom. [Read More]
12/9/2014 Gov. McCrory: Four North Carolina Schools Receive $20,000 STEM Grants from VerizonGrants promote opportunities to study STEM subjects and achieve in these fields. [Read More]
12/8/2014 Gov. Nixon: Renovations at Missouri Southern will Boost STEM Education, Create JobsStrategic bond issuance will include $7 million to renovate facilities at MSSU and Crowder College. [Read More]
12/2/2014 AR Gov. Beebe Governor Declares December 1-5 "Community College Work$ Week"Effort aims to increase public awareness of role of state's community colleges. [Read More]