Important Links

Equity Assistance Centers

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.

Harvard Family Research Project

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

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.

National Center on School Choice

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.

National Title I Association

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.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

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.

What Works Clearinghouse

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 researchers.