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View Resource Directory of Organizations

Until recently a print-only resource, the Educational Resources Information Center's (ERIC) "Directory of Organizations" is available in electronic form for the first time. Listing resources in K-12 "educational policy, management and leadership," the directory features hundreds of organizations and associations devoted to supporting and/or improving education in America. The resource allows for...

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED273423
View Resource National Rural Education Association

Founded in 1907, the National Rural Education Association is an organization designed to provide educational and administrative support to rural schools throughout the United States. Located at the University of Oklahoma, the Association's Web site provides information about their activities, including a list of mini-grants, teaching awards, and a yearly calendar that will be of great help to...

http://www.nrea.net
View Resource Council of the Great City Schools

Founded in 1956, the Council of the Great City Schools "serves as the national voice for urban educators, providing ways to share promising practices and address common concerns." The Council itself is a coalition of 60 of the United States' largest urban public school systems, and advocates on behalf of students through legislation, research, and management designed to improve the educational...

https://www.cgcs.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
View Resource Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Created in an effort "to improve elementary and secondary education through practical research," the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), brings together researchers and scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From the main page visitors can learn about the...

http://www.cpre.org
View Resource IAU: International Association of Universities

Founded in 1950 under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities is a worldwide association of universities. In addition to placing a premium on international cooperation between member institutions and organizations, the IAU is dedicated "to the development of the long-term vision of the university's role and responsibilities in society" and "to promoting access to...

http://www.iau-aiu.net/
View Resource Association of American Colleges and Universities

Founded in 1915 by college presidents, the Association of American Colleges and Universities is "the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education." The Association currently has over 850 accredited member institutions, which include research universities, masters institutions, and traditional liberal arts colleges. The...

http://www.aacu.org/
View Resource Center for International and Development Education

Located at UCLA, the mission of the Center for International and Development Education (CIDE) is "to provide quality information on a variety of issues related to international and development education." To help achieve this goal, the CIDE has developed this Web site which contains a number of publications, information about ongoing research projects, material on practical initiatives and a...

https://gseis.ucla.edu/
View Resource Demos: People Changing Politics

The number of independent think-tank groups around the U.K. continues to grow, but Demos is certainly one of the more compelling, and one that persons with an interest in public policy, governance, and other related topics will want to take a look at. The research at Demos is focused primarily around five themes: democracy, learning, enterprise, quality of life and global change. Along with its...

https://www.demos.co.uk/
View Resource UNESCO: Education For All

In 1990 participants at the World Conference on Education for All, in Jomtien, Thailand, articulated the importance of providing primary education “for all children and massively reducing adult illiteracy by the end of the decade”. By 2000, some of these goals were reached, but the World Education Forum (sponsored by UNESCO) continues to work towards achieving all of these goals. The website...

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-in...