School Reform: Resource List
Alliance for Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a a national policy, research and advocacy organization acting on behalf of millions of at-risk, low-performing secondary school students. It promotes high school transformation so that every student graduates prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
(ASCD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 175,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 58 affiliates. Members span the entire profession of educators—superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives—across all education professions—in reporting key policies and practices.
Buck Institute for Education
The Buck Institute for Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving schools by advancing knowledge about the practice of teaching and the process of learning. In addition to providing research and program evaluation services, the Institute collaborates with teachers to develop innovative practices in the areas of project-based learning, problem-based economics, and school-to-work.
Center for the Social Organization of Schools
CSOS is an educational research and development center at Johns Hopkins University. Researchers at CSOS study how changes in the social organization of schools can make them more effective for all students in promoting academic achievement, development of potential, and eventual career success.
Center on Education Policy
The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center produces publications, convenes meetings, makes presentations, and, upon request, provides expert advice. The Center works jointly with many other education, business, state, and civic organizations.
Coalition of Essential Schools
Founded by noted education reformer Theodore R. Sizer, CES is a national network of over 1,000 schools, 19 regional centers, and a national office. The Coalition’s Ten Common Principles (in the areas of school design, classroom practice, leadership, and community connections) provide a universal thread among members, but each school decides how best to apply them. The CES website provides information about member schools and regional centers, practical tools and professional development resources, discussion groups, and research and publications—including Horace, the CES journal, and Reinventing High School: Six Journeys of Change, case studies of innovative high schools produced collaboratively by CES and Jobs For the Future. A new feature is the CES Fieldbook, an interactive online collection of resources contributed by member schools.
Communities In Schools
Through training, technical assistance, and partnerships, Communities In Schools, Inc. supports a nationwide, independent network of 1,500 schools in 32 states and the District of Columbia devoted to helping young people stay in school, learn, and prepare for life. The website provides program descriptions, including How It Works, and links to network members, state and regional CIS offices, and national partner organizations.
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Washington Virtual Academies
Tuition-free online school for Washington students.
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