The Equity Assistance Centers provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, and
national origin equity to public schools to promote equal educational opportunities.
Equity Assistance Centers provide training and technical assistance for state or
local education agencies, but requests may originate from teachers, principals,
parents, community leaders, and state and district administrators.
The Harvard Family Research Project’s (HFRP) work strengthens family, school, and
community partnerships; early childhood care and education; promotes evaluation
and accountability; and offers professional development to those who work directly
with children, youth, and families. The audiences for HFRP's work include policymakers,
practitioners, researchers, evaluators, philanthropists, teachers, school administrators,
and concerned individuals.
Magnet Schools of America is a not-for-profit, professional educational association
that sponsors programs, events, technical assistance, student scholarships, professional
development, and leadership through the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership.
The National Center on School Choice (NCSC) conducts research on how school choice
affects individuals, communities, and systems. NCSC’s work takes place across multiple
disciplines and methodologies, and their aim is to provide national intellectual
leadership on the study of school choice in all its forms.
The National Title I Association builds the capacity of state and local educators
for leadership, support, and advocacy in the design and effective implementation
of programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to enable
disadvantaged children and youth to meet or exceed high academic state standards.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) serves student populations facing discrimination and
the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance
with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces.
An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences,
the What Works Clearinghouse: 1) Produces user-friendly practice guides for educators;
2) Assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions;
3) Develops and implements standards for reviewing and synthesizing education research;
and 4) Provides a public and easily accessible registry of education evaluation