This guide contains links to the Web sites of over 35 important education-oriented think tanks, associations, and advocacy groups. W&L has created a Google-based search engine which searches only the content of these sites:
"Independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability."
"Serves its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research, and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education."
Seeks to "promote language learning and cultural understanding..." and "solutions to issues involving language and culture as they relate to access and equity in education and society around the globe."
Seeks to "accelerate the growth of the education reform movement in ways that make available to families new and meaningful choices, give parents fundamental power over their children’s education, and allow teachers and schools to innovate in ways that transform student learning."
"Advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center helps Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools."
"Non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students. We were founded for one reason and one reason alone: to push, prod, and cajole our country toward educational justice."
"Accelerates Latino student success in higher education by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement."
"Works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and assure continued citizen support for public education."
"Works with higher education institutions, states, districts, high schools, and educational organizations to better inform practitioners and policymakers about student educational pathways. Through accurate longitudinal data outcomes reporting, the Research Center enables better educational policy decisions leading to improved student outcomes."