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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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8/25/2015 Gov. Nixon Announces Funding to Renovate Two Missouri UniversitiesNearly $19 million at Missouri State University; more than $10 million at Southeast Missouri State University. [Read More]
8/24/2015 WV Gov. Tomblin: Making the Most of a New School Year"We want to ensure our kids graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful..." [Read More]
8/24/2015 Gov. Hutchinson's Weekly Column: #ARKidsCanCodeMore than 1,300 students have signed up for computer science classes; 130 teachers have been trained in coding. [Read More]
8/14/2015 Gov. Nixon Announces $4.8 Million in Renovations to Missouri Western State University“Building Affordability” will improve higher education facilities; help maintain status in holding down tuition. [Read More]
8/13/2015 AR Gov. Hutchinson: 1,300 Signed Up for Coding ClassesMore than 130 teachers have received training and professional development to teach computer science. [Read More]
8/12/2015 MO Gov. Nixon Celebrates Newton County's Work Ready DesignationAmerican College Testing initiative helps align workforce training with economic needs of areas. [Read More]
8/11/2015 TN Gov. Haslam Announces Veteran Education GrantsProgram provides funding to enhance veteran success in higher education; 11 colleges and universities selected. [Read More]
8/5/2015 AR Gov. Hutchinson: AEDC’s Division of Science and Technology Receives $20 Million NSF GrantFunds will be used to support Arkansas Advancing and Supporting Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) multi-institutional statewide program. [Read More]
8/4/2015 WV Gov. Tomblin, Congressional Delegation Announce $20 Million Scientific Research GrantState has received more than $60 million in EPSCoR funding since 2001. [Read More]
7/29/2015 Gov. Tomblin: Developmental Education Reform - A Key to Success for West Virginia StudentsMonthly column explains how new model - co-requisite courses - is being deployed across two-year institutions. [Read More]