The National Center on Education and the Economy, a nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, D.C., has launched a new group called the Center on International Education Benchmarking. The center will conduct research on the world’s most successful education systems, and its website offers access to information, analysis, and opinion on the education systems of the top-performing countries from all over the world. In addition, the center is launching a monthly newsletter for policy makers and education leaders who want to keep up to date on the education strategies used by these top-performing countries.

Developed for policy makers, educators, researchers, and journalists, the center’s website provides access to databases, research reports, analytical documents, official white papers, opinion pieces, and other resources. Users can access the information by country as well as by issue, with descriptions of how each top-performing country is handling school finance, teacher and leader quality, and other issues.

“The global economy has changed the requirements of what young people need to know and be able to do to succeed,” said NCEE President and CEO Marc Tucker. “We created the Center on International Education Benchmarking to help countries around the world understand the principles, policies, and practices that top-performing countries use to drive their education systems.”

http://www.ncee.org/programs-affiliates/center-on-international-education-benchmarking

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