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Helpful links to learn more about schools, funding, global comparisons, testing and other issues regarding education.

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Funding
National Access Network
A nationally focused source of information, consultation, and media outreach to litigators, advocates, policy-makers, and other citizens who are involved in education reform.

The Campaign for Educational Equity
The research and public voice of Teachers College, Columbia University. It is dedicated to promoting equity in excellence in education and overcoming the gap in educational access and achievement.

STEM and Reform Initiatives
National Governors Association
Information on best practices in early childhood, elementary and secondary, and postsecondary education.

Ohio STEM Learning Network
Learn more about Ohio’s innovative STEM P-16 education initiatives.

Massachusetts STEM Initiative
Learn more about Massachusetts’ STEM initiatives and events.

Keeping Illinois Competitive
Learn more about Illinois’ approach to competing in the global marketplace as it links directly to the educational system.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Learn about the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education.

No Child Left Behind
U.S. Department of Education
Learn more about the NCLB policy, reports, assessments, and specifics on each state.

No Child Left Behind: By The Number
A special New York Times graphic showing the cost and achievement levels since No Child Left Behind was passed in 2001.

Education Sector
An independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy.

Senator Barack Obama: Education
Learn more about Sen. Barack Obama’s Education Platform.

Senator John McCain: Education
Learn more about Sen. John McCain’s Education Platform.

Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools
Read the latest report on the public’s views on the nation’s schools and education policy.

National Education Association
Read the NEA’s response to the latest poll that found that nearly six in 10 Americans who are familiar with the No Child Left Behind Act believe it has had no effect on schools or has actually harmed them.

Center on Education Policy
A national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.

Global Learning and Comparisons
Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning
A network that connects state and district decision makers, school leaders, teachers, university faculty, and other stakeholders to increase the number of K-12 schools offering rigorous and relevant international studies curriculum and to increase the demand for investments in international education.

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Read more about PISA’s surveys of 15-year-olds in the principal industrialised countries. The reports assess how far students near the end of compulsory education have acquired some of the knowledge and skills essential for full participation in society.

International Education State and National Initiatives
Learn more about Asia Society’s initiative to improve K-12 teaching and learning about the geography, history, economics, culture and languages of other world regions.

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
Read the world’s most comprehensive and respected assessment of countries’ competitiveness, offering invaluable insights into the policies, institutions, and factors driving productivity and, thus, enabling sustained economic growth and long-term prosperity.

International Economic Development Council
A non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively by providing leadership and excellence in economic development.

McKinsey Report by Michael Barber – “How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top” (PDF file)
Read the important report that studied 25 of the world’s school systems and examined what the high-performing school systems have in common and what tools they use to improve student outcomes.

Teachers and Teaching
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
National Council on Teacher Quality

Education Statistics and Data
National Center for Education Statistics

Education News
Education Week
Read the most updated news on national and international issues on education.

Strong American Schools – Ed in ‘08
A nonpartisan public awareness and advocacy effort aimed at elevating discussion amongst America’s leaders about the need for education reform, and uniting all Americans around the crucial mission of improving public schools by elevating the discussion to a national stage.

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