Since 1988, the National Center on Education and the Economy has been researching the world’s best-performing education systems to give states and districts the tools they need to become world class.
Center on International Education Benchmarking

Actionable research and insights on the design of the world’s leading education systems

Center on Policy Solutions

Policy development and consulting for designing high performing education systems

Center on System Leadership

Leading supports for district and school leaders to raise system-wide performance

What Comes Next?

As the presidential election approaches, Marc Tucker shares his perspective on how the United States came apart and what it might take to put it back together. Despite the racial and economic divides that threaten to splinter the country, there is far more that binds us together than pulls us apart.

Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Global Ed Talks: Aaron Thompson

In this interview, Anthony Mackay and Dr. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discuss strategies for delivering culturally competent, responsive, and inclusive school leadership.

Inside One B.C. District’s Response to COVID

While planning for the 2020-21 school year, the Surrey School District in British Columbia, Canada decided it would not go back to the way things were before the pandemic abruptly closed schools in March. Find out how one top performing district is reimagining education.

Watch: Are Students Prepared for an Interconnected World?

Anthony Mackay and Andreas Schleicher examine findings from PISA 2018 Volume VI, specifically students’ experiences of global and intercultural learning at school and beyond.