For current research issues from NEA, link to CONNECT Education Statistics here.
Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice: The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to identify, develop, support, publish, and widely disseminate empirically sound research on education policy and practices with the explicit goal of improving the quality of public education for all students within the Great Lakes Region. http://www.greatlakescenter.org/
Economic Policy Institute: A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. http://www.epi.org/