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Selected Education Policy Websites
The National Governors Association drafted core curriculum standards for grades K-12 that have been adopted by most of the states of the US.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
"The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history."
National Center for Education and the Economy
"Since 1988, NCEE has been researching the world’s best performing education systems to unlock their secrets. We focus on their standards, instructional systems and assessment designs. We look at the way they govern, finance and organize their systems. We use this information to provide groundbreaking designs for high performance education systems at the national, state and local levels."
Center on International Eduction Bookmarking (CIEB)
Includes overviews of the educational systems of top-performing countries and reports on how the U.S. could benefit from drawing from their examples.
U.S. Dept. of Education: Policy Section
Provides links to government documents related to education policies.
Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management -
Resources on trends and issues, hot topics, publications, directory of organizations, and links of policy and management.
Education Commission of the States
Helps state leaders shape policy on educational issues in the 50 states.