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About the DRL

The Digital Resource Library (DRL) is a robust database of downloadable documents covering a broad spectrum of K-12 education policy issues. Browse by topic or search for specifics above. For further assistance, see the FAQ below.

If you are a member of one of our networks, please log in for premium access to exclusive documents, contact directories and photos.

The DRL leverages the combined knowledge of our users. Please share your expertise with our community and upload a document here.



Frequently Asked Questions


What is the DRL?

The Aspen Education Program’s Digital Resource Library (DRL) is a comprehensive database of downloadable documents relevant to education policy and practice. It leverages the expertise of our Congressional staff and district networks to offer a continually updated, archived stream of information on education from the people who know the field best.


How to I find documents?

If you have a topic in mind, use the keyword search bar. For a more specific search, click “advanced search” beneath the search bar. You can also use the green tabs to search by topic, meetings by network, or school district. Browsing topics is a good starting point if this is your first visit.


How do I upload a document?

We welcome user contributions, and we invite you to submit documents for review to put on the DRL. Click the “Upload Document” button in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. Please convert documents to PDF whenever possible. An Aspen administrator will review your document promptly and index it to the database for public viewing. If you wish the document to be password-protected, please indicate “private” in the document title.


I’m in a network, but I forgot my login information.

Send us an email with your name and network and we’ll send you your information within the day.


I don’t have a password. Can I get one?

Because our networks consist exclusively of practitioners who are either Congressional staff or officials from a limited number of participating school districts, and because these networks sometimes share internal documents, we cannot offer passwords to anyone outside of these networks. However, if your school district is interested in making a long-term commitment to participate in our district network, please notify us.


I encountered a technical glitch. What do I do?

Oops! Send us an email or call us at 202-736-5857 and we’ll fix it as soon as possible.


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