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As educational policy is sure to be a hot topic going forward, resources that present actual facts as opposed to propaganda for one POV or another, become essential requirements. The National Center for Education Statistics is a part of the federal Dept. of Education, and gathers immense amounts of data about the status of education in the US.  (see their reports cited in previous post.)

One hopes such foundations for rational policy making survive the current administration’s politicization of such federal information resources.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. The structure and activities of the center are as follows (click below for staff listings for each program):

Access an interactive chart to their organization .