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Adult Bilingual Training
The Institute is an effort to improve the quality of workforce training provided to educationally disadvantaged English language learners who are seeking training to enter, re-enter or advance within the workforce. This initiative was funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration in 2001-2002. Initial funding provided for the development of instructor training modules designed to bolster the instructional skills of incumbent teachers working in bilingual workforce education programs.

American Educational Research Association, The (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

ARISE Foundation
ARISE is a nonprofit educational foundation established in 1986, by the husband and wife team of Susan and Edmund F. Benson. To date, the ARISE group has researched, written, and taught all curricula. They have also trained and certified over 3,000 life-skills instructors who have gone on to teach more than 500,000 at-risk youth for over 2,000,000 (Two Million) documented hours of ARISE Life-Management Skills Lessons across the U.S. — no other life-skills program even comes close. The ARISE professional life-skills training course can reduce staff turnover, lessen staff stress, improve staff communication skills, reduce liability exposure, and most of all, provide needed know-how to easily teach these important social skills to often reluctant students with serious behavior problems.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)
CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.

Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is a partnership of UCLA, the University of Colorado, Stanford University, RAND, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, Educational Testing Service, and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality, addressing persistent problems in the design and use of assessment systems to serve multiple purposes.

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
The Center for the improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) is a national center for research on early reading, representing a consortium of educators from five universities (the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, with the University of Southern California, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Georgia); teacher educators; teachers; publishers of texts, tests, and technology; professional organizations; and schools and school districts across the United States.

Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy (CTP)
The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, a consortium of several major universities, focuses on the system-wide improvement of learning and teaching and the development of a highly capable, committed teaching force. Center researchers study ways that leaders, policymakers, and others seek to renew the quality of teaching and the teacher force through strategies and initiatives enacted at the local and state level, in school systems and teacher education institutions, and through the engagement of supportive groups in the community.

Howard University - Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR)
CRESPAR (The Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk) is a collaborative effort between Howard and Johns Hopkins Universities. This research and development center, which is funded by OERI ( the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education), has launched an important comprehensive school initiative designed to enhance the achievement, academic environment, and quality of life for students, teachers, and parents.

International Congress for Schools Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI)
The purpose of ICSEI is to provide a forum for researchers, policy makers, professional developers, administrators, and practitioners to share ideas, promote research, and encourage practices that will enhance the quality and equity of education for all students. Our goal is to use research and dialogue to address issues of equity and excellence in schools across cultural contexts as varied as Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, North and South America, and Europe.

Learning Network Parent Channel
Welcome to Family Education Network, the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

Merrow Report
Through the prism of education, The Merrow Report looks at issues that shape the ways all of us live and work and learn. Anchored by John Merrow, each report asks provocative questions: Are we preparing our young people for the future? Are schools and teachers working to recognize the ability and develop the potential of each child? What does the future hold for education in America?

National Association of Partners in Education
Partners in Education's mission is to provide leadership in the formation and growth of effective partnerships that ensure success for all students.

National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL)
Research at the National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL), focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.

National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science (NCISLA)
Charged by the U.S. Department of Education in 1996 to build a solid research base about ways instruction can be improved, Center researchers have been working with teachers and diverse student populations to develop new mathematics and science learning environments and professional development models.

National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI)
In the wake of fifty years of rapid higher education expansion, colleges and universities are now facing a rapidly changing set of local, national, and international pressures. Through its ambitious research agenda, the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI) aims to provide its various constituent groups--policymakers, employers, faculty, students, parents, and administrators--with analysis, recommendations, and conceptual tools that will enable them to adapt to, and even thrive in, this environment.

National Center on Increasing the Effectiveness of State and Local Education Reform Efforts
Created in 1985, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) unites researchers from five of the nation's leading research institutions -- the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- in an effort to improve elementary and secondary education through practical research.

National Educational Knowledge Industry Association (NEKIA)
NEKIA's mission is to advance the development and use of research-based knowledge for the improvement the academic performance of all children. The association?s members are committed to finding new and better ways to support and expand high-quality education research, dissemination, technical assistance and evaluation at the federal, regional, state, tribal, and local levels.

National Parent Information Network
The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. We believe that well-informed families are likely to make good decisions about raising and educating their children.

National PTA
The Mission of the PTA is to support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; o assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory/Pathways to School Improvement
The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping schools—and the students they serve—reach their full potential. NCREL's ultimate goal is to help our clients build tools and apply proven practices to create schools where all students can develop their skills and abilities. We draw on the latest research and best practices to strengthen and support schools and communities in order to make this goal a reality.

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Special Strategies
The Special Strategies studies were developed to accomplish three goals: 1) Describe promising alternatives for Chapter 1 practices. This included collecting in-depth information about the day-to-day operation of a variety of innovative teaching and programming strategies. 2) Compare the characteristics of promising alternatives to more traditional practices. This included gathering various process and outcome measures across several program types and contrasting those results with the more quantitative data gathered in Prospects (Puma, Rock, & Fernandez, 1993). 3) Assess the replicability of programs that appear most successful. This included evaluating factors that might facilitate or impede implementation elsewhere.

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