173Jul 10, 2012
Technology in the Classroom
Education experts spoke about integrating technologies in schools and class curricula. Among the topics addressed were the impact of technology on education standards, distance learning ...
1,718Aug 18, 2011
Public Opinion and U.S. Education
Participants spoke about the findings from two national research initiatives led by Lumina Foundation and PDK International in their annual survey, which measures public attitudes and opinions about ...
402Apr 4, 2011
The Influence of Teachers: Book Party
A book launch party was held for John Merrow, author of The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership. In the book he examines the current issues facing American education ...
776Dec 21, 2010
Education and Digital Learning
Bob Wise talked about a new Digital Learning Council report, the “Ten Elements of High Quality Digital Learning,” which examines ways digital learning can help student learning and ...
7,505Dec 14, 2009
Education Achievement Gap
Representative Bobby Scott hosted a forum on education policy as Congress prepared to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Among the topics addressed were past policies ...
222Sep 26, 2009
High School Dropout Rate
Bob Wise talked about the Graduation Promise Act (GPA), introduced to the Senate the previous week. It would provide new funding to turn around low-performing high schools. Mr. Wise ...
124Oct 20, 2008
Secondary Education Summit
Former Governor Bob Wise delivered the luncheon keynote address at n educational summit on the need to improve secondary education. In his remarks he focused on the need to address high school ...
56Aug 9, 2008
Improving Education in U.S.
Former West Virginia governor Bob Wise talked about education in the U.S. and his efforts to improve education, focusing on high school graduation and postsecondary education, and he responded to ...
133Jul 12, 2008
National Governors Association Opening Session
Ceremonies were held in recognition of the Centennial Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA). Retrospective videos were also shown. Then current and former governors participated ...
161Aug 16, 2007
Improving Underperforming High Schools
Ms. Little moderated a panel on the topic, “Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons for Federal Policy from Research and Practice.” Participants talked about high ...
25Sep 2, 2006
Improving High Schools
Mr. Wise talked about an issue brief released earlier in the week by the Alliance for Excellent Education on the cost of remedial education. He said that 42 percent of students entering ...
43Aug 29, 2006
National Educational Standards and Tests
Mr. Petrilli introduced two reports from the Fordham Foundation on the status of states' educational standards and approaches to implementing national standards and tests for K-12 ...
29Aug 27, 2005
High School Education
Former West Virginia Governor Wise talked about improving high schools. He discussed the findings by the Alliance for Excellent Education that the American public sees problems with high ...
21Dec 2, 2004
Democratic Governors' Agenda
Democratic governors announced that Governor Richardson would chair their organization for the next year. They talked about their agenda for the next year, including regaining gubernatorial ...
41Jul 19, 2004
Consumer Driven Health Care Systems
The National Governors' Association hosted a discussion on the influence of consumers in the health care industry as the closing plenary session of the 2004 annual meeting. The session was ...
55Feb 24, 2004
Prescription Drug Importation
Governors held a discussion on how to control the costs of prescription drugs by importing them. The governors and congressman described the problems that citizens have with drug costs and the ...
137Feb 22, 2004
Health and Dignity
At the opening plenary session of the 2004 National Governors' Association Winter Meeting, NGA Chairman Governor Kempthorne released the first report from his “A Lifetime of Health and ...
40Aug 18, 2003
Secretary Ridge addressed the governors on the status of the Department of Homeland Security. He noted that communication worked well during the Northeastern electricity blackout last ...
42Aug 18, 2003
Energy and Natural Resources Issues
Panelists testified about energy issues. Following prepared presentations, panelists responded to questions from the governors.
In the first panel, Mr. Mankin, Mr. Nunley, ...
17Jan 8, 2003
West Virginia State of the State Address
In his state of the state address Governor Wise spoke about a number of issues, including the economy and medical malpractice insurance reforms.
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