The American Youth Policy Forum provides policymakers and their senior aides with information and experiences useful in the development of an effective youth education, training and transition-to-employment system for the United States.
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University develops, shares and acts on knowledge that improves the conditions and outcomes of schooling in America.
The Center for Collaborative Education promotes purposeful learning and small, caring communities in K-12 public schools.
The Center's work is grounded in the idea that the current system does not work as well as it should and that efforts to improve schools have to include a broad and fair look at the possibility of fundamental change in the institutions that provide them.
The mission of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is to transform American public education so that every child in every neighborhood, regardless of race or class, attends a small, vibrant, intellectually challenging, personalized school.
This Education World article explores the common elements of effective schools.
Education Next is an online peer reviewed journal of education research.
The Educational Policy Institute seeks to improve education through research, policy analysis, and the development of responsible alternatives to existing policies and practices.
This World Bank website looks at improving schools as an international issue. While the content is certainly of interest for international educators, it may be of interest to American educators as well.
The Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO) was formed to help close the achievement gap for Latino children in America's schools.
The National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching supports restructuring efforts by documenting successful initiatives, creating reform networks to share new research findings with practitioners, and linking policy to practice.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement makes strategic investments in promising educational practices through grants to states, schools, and community organizations.
The School Redesign Network is a learning collaborative that helps educators develop a deeper understanding of the features that effectively support excellence and equity in schools.
This Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement website provides a series of resources designed to help district leaders understand their options when a school is identified for restructuring under NCLB.
This link is to WestEd's SchoolsMovingUp website.
This website houses a variety of tools, guides, and links relating to school improvement. It is a successor to the National Center for Comprehensive School Reform website. The Center is no longer active, this archived website will remain available and accessible courtesy of SEDL.
The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse is dedicated to helping educators identify and make use of effective teaching practices.