National Center on Education and the Economy

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The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) is an American not-for-profit education research, advocacy, and educator professional learning organization based in Washington, DC,[1][2][3] that first formed in 1988 as the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy.

National Center on Education and the Economy
Founded atRochester, New York
Registration no.not-for-profit
HeadquartersWashington, DC
Key people
  • Marc Tucker, founder, president and CEO (1988–2019)
  • Anthony Mackay, president and CEO (2019–present)

NCEE has a history of contributing to influential research reports[4][5] on public education in the United States and advocating for large-scale education reform[6] based on its international benchmarking research[7] on high-performing, equitable education systems around the world.[8][9] Its framework and model is presented in the Blueprint for a High-Performing Education System.

It has partnered with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL),[10][11] the U.S. Department of Education,[12] the U.S. Department of Labor,[13] school districts,[1][14] state education departments,[15][16] and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)[17][18] on landmark education reports.[19] It has conducted oversees research and site visits of top-performing countries.[20]

Its funders include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, and the Wallace Foundation.[6][21]

NCEE's mission is, "To analyze the implications of changes in the international economy for American education, formulate an agenda for American education based on that analysis and seek wherever possible to accomplish that agenda through policy change and development of the resources educators would need to carry it out."[22]

History edit

Its precursor, the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy, was established by the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1985.[23][non-primary source needed] The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards was established in response to a 1986 report by Marc Tucker, "A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century." This Board established the NCEE in 1988 with Tucker as founder, CEO, and president[24][5] and based first in Rochester, New York.

Since 1989, NCEE has been researching the countries that consistently lead the world in the quality of their education systems when the performance of their students is compared to the performance of students in other countries.[25] Major reports and publications NCEE has worked on include: A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education, and No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State.

NCEE also participated in the National Skill Standards Board for the U.S. Department of Labor.[13]

NCEE launched the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) in 1999 as an educator professional learning and leadership development program.[26][27] 

In 2010, NCEE organized a pilot program with a $1.5 million planning grant from the Gates Foundation, that helped NCEE "work with states and districts" develop their Early College High School (ECHS) programs, through which students could take a mixture of high school and college classes, and receive both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credits. The goal was to insure that "students have mastered a set of basic requirements" and to reduce the "numbers of high school graduates who need remedial courses when they enroll in college."[28][29][30][31][32]

NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) funds and conducts research to identify education strategies from countries that have top-performing education systems and whose students score well on the Programme for International Student Assessment, among other metrics.[33]

NCEE was a consultant for the Kirwan Commission as it developed the Blueprint for Maryland's Future[34] passed by the Maryland State Legislature in 2020,[35] which included NCEE's "9 Building Blocks for a World-Class Education System" as a component of its work.[36][37][38][39] It has also worked with the Pennsylvania state education department to create a superintendent leadership program.[16]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "What We Know About San Diego Unified's Superintendent Search". Voice of San Diego. 22 July 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  2. ^ Building a System To Invest in People: States on the Cutting Edge. National Center on Education and the Economy, 39 State Street, Suite 500, Rochester, NY 14614. 1995. ISBN 978-0-9627063-6-3.
  3. ^ Yang Keo, Seng-Dao (3 May 2016). "Changing How Schools and the Profession Are Organized: Building a Foundation for a National System of Teacher Career Ladders at the National Center on Education and the Economy". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b Delander, Bradley (24 June 2014). "Marc Tucker to receive the 2014 ECS James Bryant Conant Award". Education Commission of the States. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  6. ^ a b Herszenhorn, David M. (15 December 2006). "Expert Panel Proposes Far-Reaching Redesign of the American Education System". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  7. ^ "The US spends more on education than other countries. Why is it falling behind?". the Guardian. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  8. ^ "State leaders share progress on building 'world-class' education systems". K-12 Dive. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Biden's plans to expand free education may be new for America. But in other countries, they're the norm". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  10. ^ "NCSL Forms International Study Group Aimed at Improving Education". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  11. ^ "State Legislators Launch Study Group". Southern Regional Education Board. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  12. ^ Schleicher, Andreas (21 October 2021). "Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future". International Summit on the Teaching Profession. doi:10.1787/f43c1728-en. ISBN 9789264913431. ISSN 2312-7090. S2CID 244579621.
  13. ^ a b Pitsch, Mark (25 January 1995). "Clinton Announces Four of 12 to National Skill Standards Board". Education Week. ISSN 0277-4232. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Superintendent Search Community Engagement Begins". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Education Details". Pennsylvania Pressroom. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  16. ^ a b Education, Pennsylvania Department of. "Pa. Department of Education Launches First Superintendent's Academy". (Press release). Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Lessons from PISA for the United States". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Learning from the past, looking to the future: Excellence and equity for all". Education International. 6 December 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  19. ^ "OECD's Education at a Glance 2021 to be published Thursday 16 September 2021 - OECD". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  20. ^ "NIE receives strong accolade as a world-class teacher education organisation". Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Funders". NCEE. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  22. ^ "NCEE | National Center on Education and the Economy".
  23. ^ "History of NCEE". NCEE. Washington, DC. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  24. ^ "Marc Tucker". Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  25. ^ Economy (NCEE), National Center on Education and the. "National Center on Education and the Economy to Receive Endowment". (Press release). Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  26. ^ "WWC | National Institute for School Leadership (NISL)". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  27. ^ "About Us". NCEE. 12 May 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  28. ^ Dillon, Sam (17 February 2010). "High Schools to Offer Plan to Graduate 2 Years Early". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  29. ^ Lewin, Tamar (8 February 2010). "For Students at Risk, Early College Proves a Draw". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  30. ^ Webb, Michael; Mayka, Lia (March 2011). "Unconventional Wisdom: A Profile of the Graduates of Early College High School" (PDF). Jobs for the Future. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  31. ^ "America's Best High Schools in a Different Class". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011.
  32. ^ Mathews, Jay (13 July 2010). "The Nation's Most Elite Public High Schools". Newsweek. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  33. ^ "NCEE | Center on International Education Benchmarking". Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  34. ^ "The Blueprint for Maryland's Future / Kirwan Commission". MDAEYC. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  35. ^ Broadwater, Luke (17 March 2020). "Maryland Senate passes sweeping schools reform bill with amendments that would halt plan in bad economy". Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  36. ^ "Priority Issue: The Kirwan Commission & The Blueprint for America's Future". Maryland Association of Boards of Education.
  37. ^ "Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education Preliminary Report" (PDF). Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  38. ^ "Sweeping Maryland education plan seeks equity, improvement". ABC News. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  39. ^ WITTE, BRIAN (8 February 2021). "Maryland House overrides veto of major education measure; Senate could act this week". Retrieved 15 February 2022.

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