As governors take to the podium to deliver their annual state-of-the-state addresses to their legislatures, education remains a key issue. This year, governors are pledging to devote budget dollars and federal aid to keeping schools open and helping students recovery academically from the pandemic. They're backing bills to restrict how schools teach racial history and to expand parental involvement in their children's education. And they're looking beyond K-12 schools to funding early education and state university systems.
FutureEd is reviewing each speech and sharing the education highlights in this spreadsheet. We'll continue updating the analysis as more governors deliver their speeches.