Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) - Promotes and supports digital research and teaching across
all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration
and training. Members include:
Badass Teacher Association (BAT) - A group that "is for every teacher who refuses to be blamed for the failure of our society to erase poverty and inequality, and refuses to accept assessments, tests and evaluations imposed by those who have contempt for real teaching and learning."
Boys and Girls Clubs of America - Programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls
by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all
while having fun.
Camp Kinderland - Established in 1923 by Jewish union activists in New York, who wanted to provide
a summer escape from the city for working class families. The founders of Kinderland believed that Jewish culture includes a responsibility
to social justice. The camp program focused on the Jewish labor movement, and other progressive causes. Over the years, it has honored and celebrated
the International Brigades in Spain, anti-fascist efforts in the World War II era, economic reform and the civil rights and anti-war movements, among
others. Today, it continues its promotion of progressive social values for boys and girls aged eight through sixteen. Located in Tolland, Massachusetts.
Code.org - A non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. With partners like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, et al., looks more like a ploy to sell computers to schools.
College Board - An association in the United States that was formed in 1900 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). It is composed of more than 5,900 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. It develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K-12 and post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness and as part of the college admissions process. Also see Wikipedia.
Common Application - Serves students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing
applications - online and in print - that students and school officials may submit to any of our nearly 350 members. Membership is open to colleges
and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.
Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) - An organization of the nation's largest urban school systems. The organization's primary goal is to provide the greatest public education possible in city schools. The CGCS emphasizes working with communities, making the most out of funding, and appreciating the diversity of all students. The council works towards its goals by conducting research, promoting beneficial legislation, maintaining positive public relations, and building networks with other school systems.
Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) -
Provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues and financing policies, and recommends appropriate federal and private
sector efforts on these issues.
Education Commission of the States (ECS) - An interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education
by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
involving key leaders from all levels of the education system, ECS creates unique opportunities to build partnerships, share information
and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies. Forty-nine states, three territories and the District of Columbia
constitute the commission's current membership. Each member state or territory is represented by seven commissioners -- the governor and six other
individuals, typically legislators, chief state school officers, state and local school board members, superintendents, higher education officials
and business leaders.
EDUCAUSE - A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting
the intelligent use of information technology.
Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) - An inter-agency coalition formed
in 2010 to address the problem of targeted attacks on education during armed conflict. GCPEA is governed by a steering committee made up
of the following international organizations: Education Above All (EAA), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Save the Children International (SCI), Scholar
Rescue Fund (SRF), UNESCO, UNHCR, and UNICEF. The Institute of International Education (IIE) currently serves as GCPEA's
fiscal and administrative agent.
I Am an Educator - Jesse Hagopian's blog, dedicated defending the humanity of the educator and a vision of education that contributes to creating a socially just society.
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - UK association that represents all who
teach or research in higher education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.
This includes practice-based work as well as more 'academic' disciplines.
Monterey Institute for Technology and Education - An educational non-profit organization committed
to improving access to education. MITE (pronounced "mighty") manages a range of projects from establishing systems for the development and
distribution of open educational content to efficacy studies and other educational research.
National Assessment Governing Board - The Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan
group whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives, and members of the
general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
(NAEP) - commonly known as the The Nation's Report Card.
Teachers 4 Social Justice (T4SJ) - A grassroots non-profit teacher support and development organization. T4SJ organizes
teachers and community-based educators and implements programs and projects that develop empowering learning environments, more equitable access
to resources and power, and realizing a just and caring culture.
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