Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Education Research & Data Resources

Policy Institutes & Think Tanks

A policy institute or think tank conducts research and engages in advocacy around a particular issue, from a stated viewpoint. This is a selected list of policy institutes and think tanks that deal with education issues. There are many policy institutes that focus on sub-issues within education. 

Brookings Institution
Non-profit public policy institute conducting research to resolve societal problems at the local, national and global levels. 

Cato Institute
Free-market, limited government think tank. Education research is founded on the principle that parents are best suited to make important decisions regarding the care & education of their children.

Center for Education Policy
National, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.

Goldwater Institute
Arizona based public policy free-market think tank. 

Network for Public Education (NPE)
Advocacy group whose mission is to preserve, promote, improve & strengthen public schools for both current & future generations of students.

Rand Corporation - Education & the Arts
Non-profit corporation looking at a variety of topics including education.

Legislation & Legal Resources