National Governors' Association Announces Focus on Higher Education

After years of focusing on elementary and secondary education, the National Governors' Association plans to take a closer look at higher education.

The three-year project, aimed at assessing college costs, curricula, and university research, was announced last week as the association wrapped up its annual meeting, at Pennsylvania State University at University Park.

Gov. Paul E. Patton of Kentucky, a Democrat, and Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, a