The Center for Public Education (CPE) is a national resource for accurate, timely, and credible information about public education and its importance to the well-being of our nation. CPE provides up-to-date research, data, and analysis on current education issues and explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools. Our intended audience includes school board members and other policymakers, educators, community leaders, parents, and everyone concerned with the education of our children. CPE is an initiative of the National School Boards Association (NSBA).


CPE was launched in 2006 by NSBA and the National School Boards Foundation, having emerged from discussions between NSBA and its member state school board associations about how to effectively inform the public about the successes and challenges of public schools. NSBA and its members believe that accurate, objective information is essential for building support for public schools and creating effective programs to prepare all students for the 21st century jobs and life in our democratic society.


CPE welcomes requests from members of the media. To find out more about CPE’s research please contact:

Linda Embrey, Communications Specialist, (703) 838-6737 or lembrey@nsba.org

Charlotte Blane, Communications Manager, (703) 838-6261 or cblane@nsba.org

CPE Staff

Patte Barth, Director

Naomi Dillon, Managing Editor

For general information contact us at centerforpubliced@nsba.org