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Welcome to the K-12 Practitioners' Circle

Administrator, Child with Teacher, Mother and Son Reading, and A librarian reading to a StudentThis site is designed to make your search for National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and selected U.S. Department of Education (ED) K-12 resources fast, easy, and productive. Select your area from the menu to see those resources of interest. NCES, located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. As such, NCES offers a wealth of information for K-12 practitioners, which this website attempts to put within easy reach.