Schools have reopened across the country, but local districts are still dealing with teacher shortages, student learning loss and mental health challenges. These realities are reflected in the annual state-of-the-state addresses that governors are delivering to their legislatures this winter.
Governors are requesting funding to improve teachers pay and finance their pension plans, as well as to provide students with better access to mental health and academic support. They are urging investments in early education and workforce development. And they are arguing for enhanced parent involvement and more options for private school choice.
FutureEd is reviewing the speeches and sharing the education highlights in this spreadsheet. While many governors share their funding education in past years, we’re including only the initiatives they are planning to pursue or asking the legislature to approve. We’ll continue updating as more governors deliver their speeches.