2007 Policy #04 Education Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

U.S. Department of Educationexternal link
Official website. Links to reports on all aspects of the organization’s work, including student aid, legislation, statistics, school locator, and many others. Includes National Center for Education Statistics and Education Resources Information Center. 1

Education Weekexternal link
Published by Editorial Projects in Education. EPE is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C. whose primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. They cover local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade. 2

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvementexternal link
The purpose of The Center is to assist schools and school districts contemplating or engaged in comprehensive school reform and improvement. Site provides research services, news, events/conferences and links to related organizations. 3

National Home Education Research Instituteexternal link
NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI. 4

The American Forum for Global Educationexternal link
It is the goal of the American Forum that the young people of the United States will achieve an understanding of global issues, of cultural differences and similarities, and of the connections which exist in their daily lives between their actions – and those of their country – and others taking place in all parts of the globe, from east to west and north to south. 5

U.S.A. Study Guideexternal link
USA Study Guide was conceptualized and made a reality because of the need for cost-effective international student recruitment solutions. The website and print publications help top U.S. schools recruit highly-qualified international students by offering targeted advertising opportunities. 6

UNESCO-Education Portalexternal link
Features information on a variety of education-related themes worldwide. 7

Global Campaign for Educationexternal link
Headquartered in South Africa, The Global Campaign for Education promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilizes public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfill their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people; in particular for children, women and all disadvantaged, deprived sections of society. 8

EU-US Cooperation Programme in Higher Educationexternal link
The programme is funded and managed jointly by the European Commission and by the US Department of Education. It aims primarily at promoting understanding between the peoples of the European Union and the United States of America and improving the quality of their human resource development. 9

Global Educationexternal link
The site supports the AusAID Global Education Program which aims to raise awareness and understanding among Australian school students of international issues, development and poverty, and to prepare them to live in an increasingly globalised world and to be active citizens shaping better futures. 10

International Council for Open and Distance Educationexternal link
Norway-based ICDE is recognized by the United Nations (UNESCO), and serves as the Global Umbrella Membership Organization in Online, Flexible and Blended Learning, including e-learning and distance education. An important aim of ICDE is to promote intercultural co-operation and understanding through flexible and online learning throughout the world. 11

Center for Open and Sustainable Learningexternal link
Based at Utah State University – COSL promotes free and open access to educational opportunity. Site includes projects, a blog, schedule of events and publications. 12

Girls Global Education Fundexternal link
GGEF, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1996 to send girls to school who would otherwise be denied an education. GGEF is unique in that it is the only organization whose sole mission is to send girls to schools. GGEF provides scholarships to girls in developing countries who would otherwise be unable to attend school. Scholarships are given to girls in primary school, junior high and high school. GGEF covers the cost of sending girls to school for the entire year, and if necessary, we also pay for transportation to school, and lunch. To remain in the program, a girl must complete the school year with satisfactory grades and attendance. 13

Education Revolutionexternal link
The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to advance learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. 14

Religion and Educationexternal link
A journal, based at the University of Northern Iowa, providing analysis and comments advancing public understanding of religion and education. Recent articles include “God, Darwin, and the Courts: An Evolving Debate” and “A Clash of Opposing Worldviews: How One Professor Teaches the Intelligent Design/Evolution Controversy.” 15