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  • To be a great country, we must have strong economic growth, a great education system, take care of our veterans, and develop future leaders.

Education Reform

Increasing student achievement and improving the quality of our schools by using data and research-based education practices and policies with a focus on accountability and principal leadership.

Our accountability projects showcase data, transparency, and the need for strong accountability in education. The Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) partners with nationally-known research organizations to generate new research to advance the field of principal leadership.  Our Middle School Matters initiative provides middle school teachers and school leaders with proven, research-based teaching strategies to increase student achievement and strategies for identifying students at-risk of dropping out.

Education Reform Team

Contact the Education Reform Team: educationreform@bushcenter.org

Media Inquiries: Brittney Bain, media@bushcenter.org

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Fact Sheets

Download overviews of the Education Reform and other Bush Institute programs.

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State of Cities

State of Our Cities: Profiles of Education Performance Around the Nation provides comparable education data on more than 100 cities across the country and allows users to make comparisons at the state, national, and global level so that mayors, policymakers, and the public can engage more vigorously in education decision-making in their local communities.

The data describes indicators including: a high-quality education for every student; supported pathways to college and career; early childhood education that prepares students for the classroom; and effective educators and principals.

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