Education Rights and Reform
This section includes information on grassroots groups, policymakers, partnerships, and initiatives all working to strengthen the education system and improve student achievement through policy and reform.
The Alliance for Educational Justice
The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice. AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, build a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of its organizations and youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul.
American Council on Education
ACE is the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association that represents accredited institutions.
American Diploma Project
American Diploma Project (ADP) Network includes 35 states that are dedicated to making sure that every high school graduate is prepared for college or careers. The network, including governors, state superintendents of education, business executives and college leaders, is working to bring value to the high school diploma by raising the rigor of high school standards, assessments, curriculum and aligning expectations with the demands of postsecondary education and careers.
California Collaborative on District Reform
The California Collaborative on District Reform aims to inform district-level efforts to improve instruction and outcomes for all California students by bringing together practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and funders in ongoing evidence-based dialogue and collective problem solving.
EducationNext is a resource for anyone interested in education reform, it provides all of the latest news updates and articles as well as a community of people to share opinions with.
Education Reform Now
Education Reform Now envisions an America in which every child, regardless of class or race, has the social and economic opportunities afforded by an excellent public education. Achieving this vision necessitates a powerful chorus of voices within the education policy debate advancing a true agenda of reform, and speaking up on behalf of America's children. Education Reform Now seeks to empower individuals with reliable information so that the chorus will be informed and effective.
ESEA Reauthorization – Obama’s Blueprint for Reform
The Obama Administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in March 2010. Read the blueprint, blog posts, and various documents outlining research supporting the proposal.
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
This project is a partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. The project is designed to address the information needs of the 6 million families throughout the Country whose children with disabilities receive special education services.
Foundation for Excellence in Education
This foundation provides information and tools for each of the 50 states on how to reform education and what the states are already doing in this movement.
GettingSmart.com is a community of learners and contributors that cover important events, trends, products and publications across K-12, early, post-secondary education and lifelong learning opportunities.
Institute for Research and Reform in Education
For over 18 years, the Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE) has partnered with schools, states, and districts to develop more personalized, engaging, and rigorous learning environments in struggling secondary schools.
Justice Matters works to build and support a national racial justice movement working towards transformative education for students of color—and to develop and advocate for a racial justice policy agenda in local schools and on a national level.
The National Center for Education Statistic
The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
National Education Policy Center
The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions.
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
The aim of redefinED is to recast the way we perceive public education.
StudentsFirst is a nonprofit organization fighting for one purpose: to make sure every student in America has access to great schools and great teachers.
U.S. Department of Education – Education Reform
Keep up on the latest news in education reform on the Department of Education’s Blog, Speeches, Press Releases, and Resources.
The White House: Reform for the Future
President Obama knows we must comprehensively strengthen and reform our education system in order to be successful in a 21st century economy. The link between the strength of American education and the strength of our economy is to ensure that every student graduates from high school and prepares for college and a successful career. Learn more about the White House initiatives in building a world-class education systems and its call to move America’s students to the top of the pack.