Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Education Policy.
The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on federal education proposals and legislation related to such issues as the education of students with disabilities, the transition of students with disabilities into postsecondary educational programs, K-12 school reform, the education of English language learners, student assessment and academic achievement, and school finance. Analyses will include statistical examination of survey data; statistical analyses of state, local, and national data on schools; analyses of appropriate uses of pupil assessment results for improving the performance of students and schools; and analyses of the efficacy of educational programs and of the effects of policy options on educational agencies at all levels of government.
Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.