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State Education Trends for 2024

State Education Trends for 2024

The top trends across the early childhood, K-12, and postsecondary education continuum from Governors’ 2024 state addresses.  

Governors across the country celebrated education achievements, introduced new education initiatives, and highlighted education as a key priority in their 2024 State of the State Addresses. By mid-March 2024, at least 44 Governors have delivered their State of the State or State of the Budget addresses.

For the past five years, NGA and the Education Commission of the States (ECS) have partnered to publish a report on key education trends across all Governors’ State of the State addresses. This year, across Governors’ addresses, six major areas in education policy have been emphasized which include workforce development and career and technical education, K-12 funding, teacher workforce, early care and education, academic achievement and literacy efforts and physical and mental health. The following features key highlights Governors have shared in their addresses across each category:

Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education

At least 38 Governors focused on workforce development and career and technical education to help expand and develop new…

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