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The Aspen Education & Society Program provides an informed and neutral forum foreducation practitioners, researchers, and policy leaders to engage in focused dialogueregarding their efforts to improve student achievement, and to consider how public policychanges can affect progress. Through our meetings, analysis, commissioned work, andstructured networks of policymakers and practitioners, the program, for nearly 30 years,has developed intellectual frameworks on critical education issues that assist federal, state,and local policymakers working to improve American education.The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington,DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisanvenue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, andon the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains ofces in New York Cityand has an international network of partners.