Use these resources to begin your research into education policy:


Historical overview essay 
"Federal Education Policy and the States, 1945-2009"

ist of key federal legislative and administrative figures in education policy, by presidential administration, with major education initiatives and many links to related archival collections

Conference 2008 
“The States' Impact on Federal Education Policy: New Perspectives on Research and the Historical Record.” Read the proceedings, including papers and transcripts of presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions featuring leading scholars and education policy practitioners.

Introductory bibliography to federal education policy, with emphasis on the role of the states

Digitized documents 
Full text of selected laws, court decisions, reports, and other key documents. Now includes the original and all reauthorizations of the ESEA, plus dozens of other documents

Key developments in state and federal education policy since the 1940s

Key topics 
Thirteen key topics within education policy

Topical guides 
Brief introductory guides to five of the central topics in state-federal education policy.  Each includes a brief historical note and a selected bibliography