Center on Policy Solutions

A World-Class System for Your State or District,

World-Class Results for Your Students

School systems and leaders around the world are driven by a vision of creating education systems that deliver future-ready students. NCEE’s Center on Policy Solutions offers unparalleled expertise and support in making this vision a reality for states and districts in the United States.

Over three decades, NCEE has benchmarked the world’s top-performing education systems to understand how they reach higher levels of student achievement with much greater equity than schools in the U.S. These insights, distilled in NCEE’s 9 Building Blocks for a World-Class Education System, serve as the foundation of NCEE’s work with policymakers, legislators, state and district leaders. We have testified to state legislatures all over the United States, and worked closely with state and district leaders to build tailored strategies, policy specifications and legislative frameworks, that are informed by and adapted to their unique contexts.

NCEE provides states and school districts determined to give a world-class education to their students the help they need by providing:

Policy analysis

Essential insights on the common components that underpin the performance of the world’s best education systems

Consulting assistance

Comprehensive support to develop and implement strategic plans and policy strategies that drive improvement of state and district systems, and expert advice on communications to build support for policies

Examples from top performers

Examples of specific policy approaches, from curriculum frameworks to criteria for selecting teachers to skills standards, along with advice on how to translate them to your state or district context

Leadership training

A fully integrated approach to instill the knowledge and skills state education staff, superintendents, central office staff, principals and teacher leaders need to get world-class results for the state, district and school