Stanford's Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA), an independent research center has a special focus of attention to examine policies that promote and support highly effective teachers and school leadership. CEPA also looks more broadly at preschool through higher education policy in order to better understand how to promote educational opportunities and students' long-run success.
The Center for Education Policy Research is a unique partnership among districts, states, foundations, and university-based researchers designed to leverage the overwhelming amount of newly available school-, teacher-, and student-level data to address previously intractable policy questions in education and improve educational outcomes for all students.
EdSource works to engage Californians on key education challenges with the goal of enhancing learning success. It does so in three ways: providing timely, useful information to policymakers; advancing awareness among the larger public on complex education issues; and highlighting effective models and strategies intended to improve student outcomes.
Legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents can be found at his site for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, No Child Left Behind, and other topics.Note that in the U.S., the federal role in education is limited. Because of the Tenth Amendment, most education policy is decided at the state and local levels. So, if there is a question about a policy or issue, please check with the California Department of Education.
The mission of the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. NEPC is guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence.
Independent, non-partisan research center based at Stanford University, the University of California – Berkeley, and the University of Southern California. PACE seeks to define and sustain a long-term strategy for comprehensive policy reform and continuous improvement in performance at all levels of California’s education system, from early childhood to post-secondary education and training.
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.
RAND Education has applied its expertise to almost every aspect of the education system for more than three decades.
The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) was founded in 2008 to foster research, policy, and practice to advance high quality, equitable education systems in the United States and internationally.