Education Organizations


Achieve ( provide technical assistance to states on the design, development, adoption, implementation, and communications of their college- and career-ready standards, assessments, curriculum, and accountability systems

American Institutes for Research (www.air.orgAn independent, not-for-profit corporation which performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and conducts analyses in the behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples’ lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged

American Education Research Association ( founded in 1916, AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good

American Library Association ( and American Association of School Librarians. Founded in 1876 ALA is  the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users

Association for Educational Communications and Technology ( is a for-profit professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology

Center for Public Education ( is a national resource for information about public education which provides research, data, and analysis on current education issues; explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools; and is an initiative of the National School Boards Association (NSBA)

College Degrees Online ( – Find distance education colleges & individual degree programs for numerous job industries and education levels

Creative Commons ( is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools to give the public permission to share and use your creative work. Although not an alternative to copyright, Creative Commons licenses work along side copyrights and enable you to modify your copyright to best suit your needs

Council of Chief State School Officers ( The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the U.S. and territories

Entertainment Software Association ( is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium ( The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers

Learning Sciences Marzano Center for Teacher and Leadership Evaluation (www.marzanocenter.comspecializes in deep implementation of continuous-teacher-growth systems, focusing on best practices to support teachers in improving their daily instruction. We partner with states, districts, and schools to build educational expertise

National Center for Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) (www.aim.cast.orgare materials that are designed or converted in a way that makes them usable across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, video)

National Center on Education and the Economy ( Since 1988, has been researching the world’s best performing education system’s standards, instructional systems, assessment design, governance, finance and organization

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics ( is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research

National Education Association (NEA) ( is the nation’s largest professional employee organization with 3 million members who work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs.

National Governors Association (www.nag.orgdevelops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors

National Research Council (www.nationalacademies.orgis the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering whose mission is to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health 

National School Boards Association ( is a non-profit federation of state associations of U.S. school boards founded in 1940 and represents 95,000 local school board members who govern 14,890 local school districts serving more than 47 million public school students

Online MPA Guide ( – Comprehensive search engine and analysis tool for online graduate-level public administration programs in the US

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education ( was founded in 2008 to foster research, policy, and practice to advance high quality, equitable education systems in the United States and internationally

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) (www.setda.orgis a 501(c)3 non-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations

The Danielson Group ( The Danielson Group seeks to advance the understanding and application of Charlotte Danielson’s concepts in the educational community, connect them to other areas of knowledge and enhance professional practices of educators so as to positively impact student learning

The International Game Developers Association ( is the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals that create game and as an international organization are a global network of collaborative projects and communities comprised of individuals from all fields of game development – from programmers and producers to writers, artists, QA and localization

Thomas B. Fordham Institute ( for the full suite of standards-based reforms across the academic curriculum and throughout the K–12 system, including (but not limited to) careful implementation of the Common Core standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics as well as rigorous, aligned state assessments and forceful accountability mechanisms at every level. They seeks to deepen and strengthen the K–12 system’s capacity to deliver quality education to every child, based on rigorous standards and ample choices, by ensuring that it possesses the requisite talent, technology, policies, practices, structures, and nimble governance arrangements to promote efficiency as well as effectiveness