The process of developing education-related laws differs from country to country, in some cases occurring at the national level, in other cases at the state or local level. RAND has a substantial body of research on policy-related topics such as school choice, teacher performance and accountability, and educational administration in the United States, United Kingdom, Qatar, and many other countries.
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For more than three decades, RAND Education has applied its expertise to almost every aspect of the education system. RAND Education's mission is to bring accurate data and objective analysis to education policy.
RAND Education experts Darleen Opfer, Brian Stecher and Laura Hamilton conducted a media conference call on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012 to discuss the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, or "No Child Left Behind."
In this May 2012 briefing, RAND experts offer recommendations on ways to strengthen the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in light of a renewed push in Congress for reauthorization.
Laura Hamilton discusses what has been learned in the ten years since the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law in January 2002, including recommendations for addressing key limitations as Congress considers reauthorization.
At this June 2011 RAND Policy Circle event in Pittsburgh, a selection of RAND's top experts in education policy shared fresh, evidence-based perspectives on measuring school performance.
RAND researchers and experts in the field discuss the implementation and effectiveness of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).