General Information and Policy Organizations
The Annenberg Challenge
A national campaign started by a 500 million dollar gift from Ambassador Walter Annenberg that aims to help reform US public education.
Center for Education Reform
An independent, national center that provides community members with information on school reform issues such as charter schools, school choice, and school accountability.
Center for Law and Education (CLE)
An advocacy organization that specializes in the legal rights and responsibilities of students and school personnel, and advocates for quality public education especially for low-income students and communities.
Center on Education Policy (CEP)
A national, independent advocate for public education and more effective public schools.
United States Department of Education
The federal body that develops the nations education policies, priorities, and goals.
An online newspaper that follows and reports on current issues in American education.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education
One of 16 clearinghouses in the Educational Resources and Information Center system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, dedicated to disseminating information on teaching and teacher preparation.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - The Nations Report Card
The only nationally representative body that continually assesses the academic skills of American students in various subject areas.
National Education Association (NEA)
A national organization dedicated to the advancement of public education at all levels - pre-kindergarten to graduate school.
National Issues Forums (NIF)
A nonpartisan, nationwide network of educational and community organizations that bring together citizens to deliberate and make choices about challenging social and political issues of the day.
National Womens Law Center
A non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect womens legal rights. The Centers work addresses educational equity issues for girls and young women.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization that helps leaders better understand the public opinions on policy issues, while educating the public on various policy concerns.
Public Education Network
A national body committed to ensuring quality education and high achievement for all students by advocating for significant changes in areas like school funding, curriculum, and assessment practices.