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Education & Workforce Development Public Policy Committee

CSG’s Education Public Policy Committee provides a forum for state leaders to address emerging challenges and issues arising from dynamic educational conditions. Members of the committee focus on emerging trends, innovative and effective solutions, and viable policy positions and response projects. During meetings, committee members may introduce and consider policy resolutions. The committee is designed to encourage multi-state problem solving and sharing of best practices, and to facilitate networking among state officials and between the public and private sectors. Committee priorities are established by CSG’s national leaders in concert with the committee’s membership. Committee priorities include College- and Career-Readiness, Assessment and Accountability Systems, Preparation for Teachers and School Leaders, College Completion, and Funding Options for Postsecondary Education.
Sen. Jimmy Higdon




Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D)

Assmblymn. Troy Singleton
New Jersey






Sec. Ronald L. Walker, II
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Vice Chair










Elizabeth Whitehouse
CSG director of education & workforce delvelopment
(859) 244-8114
Whitehouse’s focus is workforce development initiatives and education policy across the P-20 spectrum, including early childhood, K-12, college and career readiness, occupations and licensing, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. She provides analysis on state and federal funding for education and workforce programs; develops and leads policy programming on trending subjects for state leaders; and publishes articles, research briefs, infographics and other materials on key education and workforce issues. Prior to joining CSG in 2015, Whitehouse served in Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration as deputy director of early childhood.


National Taskforce on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities
As states strive to promote workforce inclusion, people with disabilities—including veterans with  service connected disabilities—are a key part of the solution. Recognizing this, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy launched the State Exchange on Employment & Disability, or SEED. SEED is a collaborative effort with state intermediary organizations, including the National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, and the Women in Government to help state legislators effectively address policy barriers that may hinder the employment of people with disabilities. Through these partnerships, the SEED collaborative is dedicated to ensuring that state policymakers have the tools and resources they need to develop and disseminate meaningful polices related to disability-inclusive workforce development.







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