The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century.
Alliance for Excellent Education
California Center for College and Career (ConnectEd)
Founded by the James Irvine Foundation in 2006, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare for both college and career through Linked Learning—a high school improvement approach.
Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, our work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care.
We develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter and shape the national debate. Founded in 2003 to provide long-term leadership and support to the progressive movement, CAP is headed by John D. Podesta and based in Washington, D.C. CAP opened a Los Angeles office in 2007.
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Established in November 1996, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University provides many opportunities for teaching and research on topics of race and ethnicity from both domestic and international comparative perspectives. Drawing on the intellectual interests of over one hundred Affiliated Faculty representing 15 departments and programs and five different schools at the University, CCSRE has infused ethnic studies with a new vitality through its research and teaching divisions.
Council of Chief State School Officers
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organization. The only one of its kind to bring together the top education leaders from every state in the nation.
Our nation's chief state school officers are committed to creating a public education system that prepares every child for lifelong learning, work, and citizenship. CCSSO's promise is to lead chiefs and their organizations in this effort by focusing on those state-driven leverage points they are uniquely positioned to address-and increasing their capacity to produce students ready to succeed as productive members of society.
The EdCan Network (formerly Canadian Education Association (CEA)) is a cross-Canada network with a strong membership base of leaders in the education, research and policy, not for profit, and business sectors. We are committed to education that leads to greater student engagement; teaching that inspires students and teachers and that causes all students to learn; and schools that ensure both equity and excellence in pursuit of the optimal development of all students.
Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access
UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA) is a research institute seeking to understand and challenge pervasive racial and social class inequalities in education. In addition to conducting independent research and policy analysis, IDEA supports educators, public officials, advocates, community activists, and young people as they design, conduct, and use research to make high-quality public schools and successful college participation routine occurrences in all communities. IDEA also studies how research combines with strategic communications and public engagement to promote widespread participation in civic life.
Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Housed within the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (NYU Metro Center) at New York University, the Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) provides critical data, research and policy analytics to grassroots community organizing campaigns in low- income communities of color across the country.
National Education Policy Center
The mission of the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. We are guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence.
Research for Action (RFA)
Research for Action seeks to use research as the basis for the improvement of educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Our work is designed to strengthen public schools and postsecondary institutions; provide research-based recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and the public at the local, state and national levels; and enrich the civic and community dialogue about public education.
Schott Foundation for Public Education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Founded in 1867 as the George Peabody Education Fund, the Southern Education Foundation’s mission is to advance equity and excellence in education for all students in the South, particularly low income students and students of color. SEF uses collaboration, advocacy, and research to improve outcomes from early childhood to adulthood. Our core belief is that education is the vehicle by which all students get fair chances to develop their talents and contribute to the common good.