Over the last half century, students in a growing number of countries in many parts of the world have been outperforming American students by wider and wider margins. Their students achieve at higher levels, with more equity, and at a lower cost per student. NCEE has been studying these countries—most of which are the size of American states—for more than 30 years to identify the strategies and practices that have propelled them to the top of the global league tables. We use that information to help states and districts redesign their education systems for much higher performance.
NCEE has been a leader in U.S. education from policy to practice, producing reports that have led to landmark national legislation, supporting states in redesigning their education systems, and providing rigorous, proven supports to more education leaders than any other organization. NCEE’s dedicated, diverse, and experienced staff are working with teachers, school leaders, district leadership teams, and state policy makers to create a new system of education and return the U.S. to the top of the world education ranks.