Young people are the future. If society is to advance technologically, then the next generation needs more intelligence passed on. A lot of trust is placed in elementary and secondary schools as well as facilities of higher education. To ensure these facilities are doing their part, there are countless organizations working to make sure that the schools are appropriately staffed, funded and that they have adequate resources. Below are links to the web pages for several dozen.
AIR – American Institutes for Research is a not-for-profit organization that searches for information and solutions to real world issues in the realms of health, education and the workforce.
CEEP – The Center for Evaluation & Education Policy, a subsidiary of Indiana University.
CRESST – The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing, part of the University of California.
CSFE – The official website of the Council for Social Foundations of Education.
ECS – The Education Commission of the States dedicated to educating leaders and advancing their ideas.
ERIC – The Education Resources Information Center where digital education books and journals are located.
FREE – Federal Resources for Educational Excellence supplied by countless federal agencies for all fields including math, science, history, art and health.
IEL – The Institute for Educational Leadership works to bring together communities for the benefit of secondary education and the children affected by it.
IUME – The Institute for Urban and Minority Education is a subsidiary of Columbia University that aims to improve the quality of education in urban communities.
LFA – The Learning First Alliance works to improve public schools by discovering what methods work and which do not.
NAP – The National Academies Press: publisher of many academic books including those related to education.
REL Network – A network of Regional Educational Laboratories working to provide educators with the most recent research developments.
SOL – Society for Organizational Learning strives to address the affect of corporate economics on social systems.
Department of Education – The official website for the U.S. Department of Education.
Annenberg – The Annenberg Institute for School Reform aims to turn traditional school systems into “smart education systems.”
Brown – From class size to teacher evaluation, the Brown Center on Education Policy has the noble goal of improving education in the United States.
CEP – On the website for the Center on Education Policy (unrelated to the last link) are downloadable documents and PDFs regarding government education.
CPRE – The Consortium for Policy Research in Education is a collaboration effort between top researchers in the effort to improve education. The site addresses some hot topics.
EPI – The Education Policy Institute uses their credible background to conduct research that would cost policymakers a significant amount of money.
EPI (VTech) – A different Education Policy Institute from Virginia Tech.
Fair Test – Fair Test is always working toward rectifying the flaws in standardized testing at schools.
Great Lakes Center – A union of several Midwest states for education research. They are also in charge of the Think Twice project, which serves as a watchdog over think tank legislation.
Kids Count – Helping children from less fortunate families succeed.
NEPC – National Education Policy Center takes a look at all educational topics including student achievement, recent publications, class size and government legislation.
NCSPE – National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, part of Columbia University, disseminates issues of privatizing education from pre-school to college level.
Public Education Network – A group founded on the idea of funding school resources by increasing public demand.
Russell Sage Foundation – Devotes its research and publishes books in the interest of the social sciences.
SREB – One in four students from the 16-state region in which the Southern Regional Education Board resides will drop out of high school. The board continues to work to decrease this unfortunate ratio.
Education Sector – A group that aims to develop innovative solutions to educational problems including college tuition costs.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute – The nation’s leading research and analysis facility for education.
AASA – American Association of School Administrators – an organization provides opportunities, hosts conferences and promotes learning for all involved with educating.
America’s Promise – America’s Promise Alliance includes the promise of effective education for young people. They’re also the minds behind Grad Nation, a ten-year campaign to decrease the dropout rate.
CEFPI – Council of Educational Facility Planners International – a worldwide organization (started in Arizona) comprised of individuals and corporations who want to be involved with school planning, design and building.
CEPARE – The Center of Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation is a part of the University of Maine and conducts research on Maine’s public education legislature.
CCS – The Coalition for Community Schools unifies state and local organizations with families all for the benefit of creating and maintaining community schools.
CCSO – The Council of Chief State School Officers formulates state standards for English-language schools. These standards have been adopted by nearly every state.
CGCS – The Council of the Great City Schools represents the needs of urban schools across America.
EDDRA – The Education Disinformation Detection and Reporting Agency’s website features a compilation of Gerald Bracey’s reports on education.
Education Policy Center – A facility within Michigan State University working toward expanding the federal and state education policy debates.
IAPSS – The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents hosts conferences in which they discuss how to provide and maintain quality education for the state’s many school districts.
IASP – The Indiana Association of School Principals – see above, but its members are principals instead of superintendents.
ISBA – The Indiana School Boards Association – working to train and support its state’s school boards.
National Education Association – An advocate for education professionals.
NSBA – National School Boards Association works with states to ensure effective school board governance.
Peabody Center for Education Policy – A network within Vanderbilt University that has redesigned school funding systems, improved urban school governance and continues to work toward a brighter future for learning.
PEPG – The Program on Education Policy and Governance provides scientific training for young scholars and creates thinkers who produce studies unlike any other.
Rural School and Community Trust – This organization addresses the relationship between communities and the schools within them.
AERA – Journals from the American Educational Research Association.
ASBJ – The American School Board Journal – an award-winning education magazine.
ASCD – The ASCD is comprised of educators from all levels who are interested in seeing learners succeed.
CJEAP – The Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes important, thought-provoking work.
Education Week – A non-profit publication for K-12 policy experts.
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership – View PDFs of the journal’s several dozen past issues.
JOE – The Journal of Extension publishes articles with the intent on helping educators improve their effectiveness.
TC Record – The Teachers College Record is a journal published by Columbia University that comments on the field of education.
CIC – The Committee of Institutional Cooperation is a consortium of eleven colleges that shares resources in order to grow and offer unique opportunities to students.
Educause – Educause promotes information technologies in order to advance higher education.
The Higher Education Resource Hub – A collection of education resources on one webpage.
Institute for Higher Education Policy – IHEP has the goal to make higher education more accessible and more successful.