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Governors’ Top Education Priorities in 2020 State of the State Addresses

A signature product, this annual report is the result of tracking, analyzing and identifying trends in education policy proposals featured in governors’ State of the State addresses in 2020. This year, governors most frequently mentioned:

  • Workforce development and career and technical education.
  • K-12 school finance.
  • Postsecondary affordability.
  • Teacher compensation and benefits.
  • Early learning.
  • Student health.

It's the 15th year Education Commission of the States has tracked education proposals in State of the State addresses. To see which issues persist year after year — and which issues have bubbled to the surface only recently — read this brief synopsis.

For more in-depth information on education proposals in State of the State addresses since 2005, search our online resource.


March 16, 2020

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