Learning Point Associates is a nonprofit education research and consulting organization that works with clients to achieve breakthroughs that improve teaching and learning. In addition to the National Charter School Resource Center, Learning Point Associates operates a regional educational laboratory and three national and regional technical assistance centers for the U.S. Department of Education.
American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a not-for-profit corporation engaged in independent research, development, evaluation, and analysis in the behavioral and social sciences. Since its founding in 1946, AIR has worked with government agencies and public and private organizations, including state and local government agencies, state and local education agencies, foundations, corporations, courts, and schools, both in the United States and abroad. AIR employs nearly 1450 research, technical, administrative, and clerical personnel.
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is a private, nonprofit organization that has persevered to raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. Its purview spans local, state, and national news and addresses issues from preschool through the transition from high school. Education Week, the organization’s flagship publication, has been called “American education’s newspaper of record.” The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center produces Quality Counts and other special reports.
SRI International is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to diversified research and development; it performs client-sponsored research for industry, government, and foundations in the United States and abroad. Headquarters and principal laboratories are in Menlo Park, California, with regional offices in Washington, D.C.; Princeton, New Jersey; and major cities throughout the world. SRI’s Center for Education Policy staff conduct research and evaluations on the design, implementation, and impact of educational programs, including improvement efforts for traditionally underrepresented students, models for education reform, and initiatives aimed at raising teacher quality.
Public Impact is a national education policy and management research and consulting organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Founded in 1996 by Bryan C. Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel, the organization conducts research, provides policy and management consulting to educational organizations, and produces publications designed to help policymakers and education leaders address critical issues facing public K–12 education in the United States. Public Impact’s primary areas of focus include consulting on charter schools, turning around failing schools, and increasing the quality of teachers and leaders in public schools.
Forum One Communications is a full-service web strategy and applications provider focused on “intellectual commerce” – the realm of ideas, public policy and social issues, and online communities. It provides its clients with the full set of skills and cutting-edge technologies required to plan, develop, and implement an influential Internet strategy. These services help clients develop and implement web strategies that enable them and their audiences around the world to communicate and collaborate; and build dynamic, database-driven websites through effective use of information architecture, design, programming, and content management.
Collaborative Communications Group Inc. is a small, woman-owned communications consulting practice that forms partnerships with national foundations, the public sector, nonprofit education and community-based organizations, and school districts to create initiatives, distinctive products, and sustainable solutions to improve the performance of groups serving public education. It was founded on the premise that people support what they help create, and it engages practitioners, parents, and communities in developing their own education systems.