Achieve, Inc. Achieve, Inc. is an independent, bipartisan, not-for-profit organization formed in 1996 by governors and corporate CEOs to develop innovative initiatives for helping states implement high-quality education reforms that will improve student performance.
The American Diploma Project A partnership of four national organizations and five states (including Indiana), The American Diploma Project is working to guarantee that that American high school graduates have the knowledge and skills they will need for success after graduation: in college, the workforce, and the armed services.
American Federation of Teachers The American Federation of Teachers is a trade union representing workers in education, health care, and public service. Today, the AFT continues to be known for its democratic ideals and its cutting-edge work on behalf of its members and the public they serve by exerting strong influence on standards and professional practices in its members' workplaces.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The foundation's goal is for all students—regardless of race or family income—to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. All students, all schools, everywhere.
The Business Roundtable The Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations that are committed to advocating public policies that foster vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for future competitiveness. The Business Roundtable's issue analysis is done by BRT Task Forces that develop policy recommendations and lay out plans for action on a specific issue area. The BRT's Education & The Workforce Task Force works to improve education performance and workforce competitiveness in the U.S. with an emphasis on ensuring that American high school graduates are prepared to succeed in the global economy.
CareFinder Indiana CareFinder is the Family and Social Services Administration's guide to finding child care in Indiana. Users can learn about child care, including policies, rules and laws as well as how to become a Care Provider in Indiana.
Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) The Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) promotes and supports rigorous program evaluation and education policy research primarily, but not exclusively, for educational, human services, and nonprofit organizations. CEEP takes a dynamic approach to evaluation and education policy research, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including experimental designs.
Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) Created in 2001, the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis serves as a leading convener, catalyst and collaborator for dynamic, innovative education change to dramatically impact student achievement throughout Indiana. CELL's efforts are rooted in the principle that all students, regardless of background, should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education, training and success in the 21st-century global economy.
Council of Chief State School Officers The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states, the US extra-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre K-12 students throughout the nation.
Education Commission of the States The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is a national, nonprofit organization that helps governors, legislators, state education officials and others identify, develop and implement policies to improve student learning at all levels.
The Education Trust The Education Trust is an independent nonprofit organization that works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth. The Education Trust advances its mission along several fronts, from raising its voice in national and state policy debates to helping teachers improve instruction in their classrooms.
The Indiana Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships is a non - profit organization that is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education to act as a Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC). As a PIRC, they seek to improve education in Indiana by forming strong and lasting family-school-community partnerships, and to empower parents so that they may become more involved in the educational lives of their children.
Indiana Commission for Higher Education Working closely with public and independent colleges and universities, the Commission for Higher Education coordinates planning and budgeting for higher education in Indiana.
Indiana Department of Education The mission of the Indiana Department of Education is to serve the citizens of Indiana by fulfilling its statutory responsibilities, implementing the policies of the State Board of Education, and supporting the priorities of Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction. This site provides educational news and information from the Hoosier state.
Indiana Gold Star School Counseling The Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Initiative provides schools and communities with the tools and professional development needed to transform their school counseling program to an accountable system of guidance and counseling implemented by counselors, teachers, and community members. The Gold Star School Counseling Initiative enables students to 1) master defined guidance standards, 2) make choices that support high achievement, and 3) reach standards of high achievement. All initiatives are voluntary with the exception of the counselor licensing standards.
Indiana Principal Leadership Academy The Indiana Principal Leadership Academy is committed to strengthening the leadership of principals. Focusing on people, the Academy provides innovative and uncompromising quality services for educational leaders to improve school communities.
Through partnerships with states and communities, national and local foundations, and other organizations, JFF accelerates opportunities for people to advance in education and careers through: research, analysis and policy development; practical, on-the-ground projects; and advocacy, communications and peer learning.
Lumina Foundation for Education Through grants for research, innovation, communication, and evaluation, as well as policy education and leadership development, Lumina Foundation addresses issues that affect access and educational attainment among all students, particularly underserved student groups, including adult learners. The Foundation bases its mission on the belief that postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments that individuals can make in themselves and that society can make in its people.
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) NCHEMS provides state policymakers and analysts timely and accurate data and information that are useful in making sound higher education policy decisions. The Information Center is a comprehensive "one-stop-shop" for state-level higher education data and information, and a leader in coordinating the collection of missing data and information that are crucial for higher education policy analysis.
The National Council on Teacher Quality The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers.
National Governors' Association The National Governors Association is the only bipartisan national organization of, by, and for the nations' Governors. Through NGA, the Governors identify priority issues and deal collectively with issues of public policy and governance at both the national and state levels. The association's mission is to provide a forum for Governors to exchange views and experiences among themselves; assistance in solving state focused problems; information on state innovations and practices; and a bipartisan forum for Governors to establish, influence, and implement policy on national issues.
SHEEO (State Higher Education Executive Officers) SHEEO organizes regular professional development meetings for its members and their senior staff; maintains regular systems of communication among the professional staffs of member agencies; serves as a liaison between the states and the federal government; studies higher education policy issues and state activities and publishing reports to inform the field; and implements projects to enhance the capacity of the states and SHEEO agencies to improve higher education.
State Scholars Initative and Indiana Core 40 Scholars The State Scholars Initiative creates public/private partnerships to motivate high school students to take courses that prepare them for college and careers. Based on research that shows a direct relationship between challenging high school courses and college completion rates, State Scholars promotes a core course of study that emphasizes math, science, language arts, and social studies. The Center for State Scholars is a 501(c)(3) established in 2002 to increase the percentage of high school students completing a rigorous course of study. In partnership with the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education, the Center is introducing the Initiative in 12 pilot states during the 2003-2004 school year.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform, as well as significant education reform projects in Dayton, Ohio and vicinity. It has assumed the work of the Educational Excellence Network and is affiliated with the Manhattan Institute.