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Education Law Research Guide

This guide includes resources on education law, including charter schools and voucher systems, higher education, special education, accountability, and discrimination.

Government and Think Tank Reports

  • GAO Reports. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress. "Its mission is to support Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities (e.g. oversight, policy, and funding decision) and to help improve the performance and accountability of the Federal Government for the American People." Most GAO reports are made at the request of members of Congress. They are also available on Westlaw: GAO-RPTS (1994 - present).
     
  • PolicyFile (1990 - present). Indexes and abstracts public policy research and analyses originating from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations, and publishers (includes some GAO Reports, but not CRS Reports). Where available, access to home pages and full text are made available within individual abstracts.
     
  • PAIS International (1972 - present). Indexes public policy and public affairs literature.
     
  • CQ Researcher. Weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more .

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of the Library of Congress, provides authoritative, objective, and nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, regardless of party and affiliation. CRS produces new research as issues develop or are anticipated, and their reports are designed specifically to meet the needs of Congress. CRS research, while on a variety of topics, falls under five divisions: American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; and Resources, Science, and Industry.