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

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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

"Yes, there is a great deal of money on the table, but whether it is an investment in our future depends on how the money is spent."
The American Rescue Plan Act: The Wrong Debate

Marc Tucker writes that money in the American Rescue Plan Act should be used to change and modernize the nation’s education and job training systems and states should prioritize supports and policies that will better prepare their people for the future.

Arne Duncan
Mackay’s Global Ed Talks with Arne Duncan

Anthony Mackay and Arne Duncan, former U.S Secretary of Education, discuss the role of education in strengthening America’s democracy. Duncan identifies three education “nation-building goals” that the U.S. should focus on to create better outcomes for all young people.

Passage of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

The legislation paves the way for Maryland to build a public education system that provides the foundation for broadly shared prosperity for its citizens, one of the world’s most skilled workforces for its employers, and rewarding careers for its students. 

Joyce Elliott and Anthony Mackay
NCEE Board of Trustees Announces New Co-Chairs

Joyce Elliott and Anthony Mackay will serve as Co-Chairs of the NCEE’s board, bringing complementary national and international expertise and experience as they advance the agenda of NCEE.