For more than six years, NCEE has partnered with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to provide advice and insights on the design of high-performing education systems to U.S. state legislators. Together, we organized the work of a study group of state legislators from across the country to investigate top-performing education systems around the world. The end result of that initial work was the landmark report, No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State.
NCEE, NCSL, and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) convened a second cohort of the study group in 2020 to study the common components underpinning the design of high-performing education systems. A bipartisan group of 16 state legislators and eight legislative staff members responsible for education in their states are convening monthly to conduct their study and plan to produce a second major report to state legislators in the coming year.