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

Getting Teacher Professionalism Right: Notes for the Biden Administration

Marc Tucker calls on the Biden administration to focus on the development of a high-quality teacher workforce, detailing lessons the U.S. can learn from successful teacher preparation programs and professional work organizations abroad.

Global Ed Talks: John White

Anthony Mackay and John White, co-founder and board chairman of Propel America, reflect on the unprecedented past year, make predictions for 2021, and discuss how the Biden administration can create a positive, lasting impact on education in the United States.

21 stories of triumph and perseverance for 2021

Join NCEE as we celebrate our partners in districts and states across the U.S. who have worked tirelessly to support their students and families during the unprecedented challenges of 2020. NCEE is inspired by these stories and those of so many others.

Preparing Future-Ready Teachers

Jurisdictions around the world are rethinking the knowledge, skills and competencies students will need for a very different future. In response, top performers including Hong Kong, Singapore and Estonia have developed new teacher competencies.