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Center on Education Policy Newsletter
The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent source for research and information about public education. The Center helps Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools. We do not represent any special interests. Instead, we try to help citizens make sense of the conflicting opinions and perceptions about public education and create the conditions that will lead to better public schools.
In working to promote public education, the Center acts as a unique communicator with educators and the general public on the most serious issues in education; as a catalyst to improve the academic quality of public education through working with states, school districts, and others; and as a convener of people with differing points of view about public education to foster a reasoned debate on the schools.
Based in Washington, D.C., and founded in January 1995, the Center has received nearly all of its funding from charitable foundations such as The George Gund Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, The Hewlett Foundation, The Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Spencer Foundation, The William T. Grant Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, The Ellis Foundation, and Phi Delta Kappa International. In February 2012, CEP became a center within the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
The Evolution of the Center on Education Policy: From An Idea To A Major Influence by free lance writer Anne Lewis describes the beginning and the development of the Center on Education Policy from 1995 to 2012.