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Organizations impacting public education policy in Colorado & the nation
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The public education landscape is diverse, complex and quickly evolving.
CASE empowers Colorado education leaders through advocacy, professional
learning and networking in order to deliver on the promise of public education.

This graphic provides a list of some of the major organizations who play a significant role in impacting public education.

The interactive spreadsheet below provides the mission statement for these organizations and others that are not shown on the graphic. You can sort the columns by clicking on the different column headers.

Are there organizations you believe need to be added to this list? We've already heard a few suggestions for additions, such as the national PTA, The New Teacher Project, The National Council on Teacher Quality, and more. If you have organizations that you believe should be added, just submit your recommendations to us at the bottom of this page!


Organization Mission Classification/Focus Colorado/ National
AASA AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders. Professional Association N
ACE ACE is the nation's most visible and influential higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit entities. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of more than 1,700 member institutions, 75 percent of which have been with ACE for over 10 years. That loyalty stands as a testament to theÊvalue derived from membership. We convene representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving access and preparing every student to succeed. Professional Association N
Achieve Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability. Reform (Policy) N
AERA The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Service & Support N
ALAS To provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino Youth by building capacity, promoting best practices, and transforming educational institutions. By the year 2025, Latino children will make up 25 percent of the school-age population. In the nation's largest states - California, Texas, Florida, and New York - Latinos already have reached that level. Addressing the needs of the fastest growing community in the United States - the Latino community - is vital to our national interest.ALAS is committed to identifying, recruiting, developing and advancing Latino school administrators in order to improve the educational accomplishments of Latino youth. Professional Association N
ALEC The American Legislative Exchange Council works to advance limited government, free markets, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public. Reform (Policy) N
Alliance for School Choice To improve our nation's K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children. Reform (Policy) N
America Succeeds America Succeeds works to transform public education in states across the country through a network of affiliated, non-partisan, business-led, policy and advocacy organizations that provide an informed and credible business voice for education. Reform (Policy) N
American Enterprise Institute The American Enterprise Institute is a community of scholars and supporters committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity and strengthening free enterprise. AEI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, open debate, reasoned argument, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to a more prosperous, safer and more democratic nation and world. Reform (Policy) N
American Federation for Children (AFC) The American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice seek to improve our nation's K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children. Reform (At-Risk) N
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do. Union - Professional Association N
American Federation of Teachers Colorado (AFT CO) The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do. Union - Professional Association C
American Institutes for Research AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving peoples’ lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. Reform (Policy) N
Americans for Prosperity Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process. AFP is an organization of grassroots leaders who engage citizens in the name of limited government and free markets on the local, state, and federal levels. AFP grassroots activists advocate for public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. To that end, AFP supports: Cutting taxes and government spending in order to halt the encroachment of government in the economic lives of citizens by fighting proposed tax increases and pointing out evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse. Removing unnecessary barriers to entrepreneurship and opportunity by sparking citizen involvement early in the regulatory process in order to reduce red tape. Restoring fairness to our judicial system. Reform (Policy) N
ASBO ASBO International’s mission is to lead the profession of school business forward. Through our professional growth opportunities, programs, and services, we promote the highest standards of school business management practices. We provide a global network of support that enhances our members’ ability to collaborate and lead with a global perspective. We are dedicated to supporting school business officials and providing the resources they need to effectively use educational resources—ultimately ensuring every student has the opportunity to receive a quality education. Professional Association N
ASCD ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Professional Association N
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) N
Black Alliance for Educational Options The mission of the Black Alliance for Educational Options is to increase access to high quality education options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families. Reform (Policy) N
Broad Foundation To advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. Reform (Policy) N
Brookings Center for Educational Policy Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system. Reform (Policy) N
CASB Advancing excellence in public education through effective leadership by locally elected boards of education. Professional Association C
CASBO Founded in the 1920's and reactivated in 1953, Colorado ASBO serves all 178 Colorado School Districts, BOCES, Charter Schools and their respective staffs by providing professional development, promoting best practices strategies and creating professional collaboration and networking opportunities. Professional Association C
CASE CASE’s mission is to empower Colorado education leaders through advocacy, professional learning and networking in order to deliver on the promise of public education. Professional Association C
CCSSO The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organization. The only one of its kind to bring together the top education leaders from every state in the nation. Compliance, Service & Support N
CDE The mission of the Colorado Department of Education is to ensure that all students are prepared for success in society, work, and life by providing excellent leadership, service, and support to schools, districts, and communities across the state. Compliance, Service & Support C
CDHE CCHE's mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable education for all Colorado residents that is student-centered, quality driven and performance-based. CCHE's primary "customers" are Colorado students and citizens. CCHE is committed to providing the best quality education at the best price with the best possible service for its customers. Compliance, Service & Support C
CEA The Colorado Education Association's mission is to work collectively to provide the best public education for every student. Union - Professional Association C
Center for American Progress The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. As progressives, we believe America is a land of boundless opportunity, where people can better themselves, their children, their families, and their communities through education, hard work, and the freedom to climb the ladder of economic mobility. We believe an open and effective government can champion the common good over narrow self-interest, harness the strength of our diversity, and secure the rights and safety of its people. And we believe our nation must always be a beacon of hope and strength to the rest of the world. Progressives are idealistic enough to believe change is possible and practical enough to make it happen. Reform (Policy) N
Center for Education Reform It is the mission of the Center for Education Reform to accelerate the growth of the education reform movement in ways that make available to families new and meaningful choices, give parents fundamental power over their children's education, and allow teachers and schools to innovate in ways that transform student learning. Reform (Policy) N
Center for Inspired Teaching Center for Inspired Teaching is building a better school experience for children through transformative teacher training. Service & Support N
Center for Reinventing Public Education To find the most innovative, pragmatic, equitable, and successful ways to address the complex challenges in public education. Through our research and policy analysis, we offer evidence-based solutions that help educators and administrators do their best work so that every child can have access to an excellent education. We envision a public education system that attracts and grows talented teachers and leaders, where all families have great neighborhood and city-wide public school options to meet their children's unique needs, where public funds flow equitably to students, where all schools regularly innovate and problem-solve, and where those overseeing schools ensure that every child has access to excellent teachers and excellent schools. Reform (Policy) N
Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) To connect, ready, and mobilize teacher leaders to transform our schools. Service & Support N
Chalkbeat CO, formerly Education News Colorado Our mission is to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families by providing deep, local coverage of education policy and practice. Media C
Charter School Growth Fund The Charter School Growth Fund is a non-profit that invests philanthropic capital in the nation's highest performing charter school operators to dramatically expand their impact on underserved students. Charter N
Charter School Institute (CSI) The mission of the Charter School Institute shall be to foster high-quality public school choices offered through Institute charter schools that deliver rigorous academic content and high academic performance in a safe environment and on par with the highest performing schools, including particularly schools for at-risk students. Charter C
Chiefs for Change Chiefs for Change is committed to putting children first through bold, visionary education reform that will increase student achievement and prepare students for success in college and careers. Reform (Policy) N
Children's Scholarship Fund Founded in 1998, the Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF) provides partial tuition assistance for low-income families to send their children to private schools. Currently, 25,700 children nationwide are using CSF scholarships. These children are attending private school through the generosity of our donors, the efforts of 30 scholarship programs, and the sacrifices made by the families themselves, who pay, on average, 50% of their children's tuition. CSF provides scholarships for children grades Kindergarten - 8th grade. The Fund focuses on elementary education because the earlier a child receives sound schooling, the better. Scholarships are awarded to all eligible children in a family to attend the school or schools of their choice. Reform (Policy) N
Children's Voices Children’s Voices is a non-profit law firm that advocates on behalf of school-age children in Colorado for equal access to a high quality public education. Our work is based on the core value that a quality education is critical if Colorado’s children are to participate meaningfully in the civic, political, economic, social and cultural activities of our society and the world.
Since 2000, we have led the fight in the courts to affirm childrens' constitutional rights. Children's Voices fights to ensure educational opportunities for all children using various strategies. In addition to litigation, we promote coalition building, policy development, legislative advocacy, research, and communication to fulfill our mission.
Our focus is on improving the education of all students. We place a special emphasis on children of poverty, children of color, children with disabilities, children in rural communities, and English language learners, who are often the most severely affected by the state’s lack of financial resources and support for education.
Advocacy C
Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (CEE-Trust) CEE-Trust is a national non-profit dedicated to helping cities ensure all students have access to high-quality public schools. Reform (Policy) N
Clayton Christensen Institute The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of societyÕs most pressing problems. Our mission is ambitious but clear: work to shape and elevate the conversation surrounding these issues through rigorous research and public outreach. With an initial focus on education and health care, the Christensen Institute is redefining the way policymakers, community leaders, and innovators address the problems of our day by distilling and promoting the transformational power of disruptive innovation. Reform (Policy) N
Climb Higher Colorado Our mission is to improve education in Colorado. We're constantly making strides but there is more to be done. Every student in every community deserves an education that will prepare them for college and career. Reform (Policy) C
Colorado Rural Schools Alliance To be the organization that best understands the unique needs and challenges of Colorado's rural schools and to provide our members with the services and supports that enable the highest levels of student learning and achievement. Rural Focus C
COBOCES This mission of the Colorado BOCES Association is to coordinate communication and cooperation among its membership to improve the educational quality and equity of the programs and services provided by its members to the school districts served and to develop public awareness of and support for Boards of Cooperative Educational Services in Colorado BOCES exist to supply educational services to two or more school districts that alone cannot afford the service, or find it advantageous and cost-effective to cooperate with other districts. These services represent a financial commitment that is best met by several districts sharing costs and programs. In some instances, BOCES also operate as Special Education Administrative Units, in which Colorado Revised Statutes require a minimum number of students or participants in order to qualify. Rural Focus C
College Board The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Service & Support N
Colorado Children's Campaign The Colorado Children's Campaign works to create hope and opportunity in Colorado, more than one million kids at a time. Reform (Policy) / Reform (Venture Philanthropy Recipient) C
Colorado Coalition for Retirement Security (CCRS) The Colorado Coalition for Retirement Security supports retirement security for all Coloradans. Advocacy C
Colorado Concern Our Mission: More than 100 private sector CEOs and civic leaders from across the state committing business leadership and financial resources to support legislative candidates and statewide policies that ensures a sound economic future for Colorado. Reform (Policy) C
Colorado Education Initiative (formerly CLF) The mission of The Colorado Education Initiative is to catalyze bold, comprehensive improvement in Colorado public education to ensure that all students graduate college and career-ready. Reform (Venture Philanthropy Recipient) C
Colorado Executive Branch The Executive Branch is the largest branch of government in Colorado and is responsible for executing and enforcing the laws of Colorado.  The duties, functions, and structure of the Executive Branch is defined by Article IV of the Colorado Constitution and further defined by Title 24 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Government C
Colorado Forum The Colorado Forum was established in 1978 to create an informed, objective voice on critical public policy issues facing the state. Reform (Policy) C
Colorado General Assembly Government C
Colorado Health Foundation To improve the health and health care of Coloradans by increasing access to quality health care and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Our work is focused to achieve the following outcomes: All Colorado kids are fit and healthy. All Coloradans achieve stable, affordable and adequate health coverage. All Coloradans achieve health with support from a network of primary health care and community services. Advocacy - Health Focus C
Colorado Judicial Branch Our mission is to provide a fair and impartial system of justice that protects constitutional and statutory rights and liberties; assures equal access; provides fair, timely and constructive resolution of cases; enhances public safety; supervises offenders; facilitates victim and community reparation. Government C
Colorado League of Charter Schools The mission of the Colorado League of Charter Schools is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. Charter C
Colorado PTA PTA's Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Advocacy C
Colorado School Finance Project (CSFP) Founded in 1995, the Colorado School Finance Project's (CSFP) mission is to compile, collect and distribute research-based, non-partisan information and data on topics related to school finance for state and local policy makers. Advocacy - School Finance C
Colorado State Board of Education The mission of the Colorado State Board of Education is to provide all of Colorado’s children equal access to quality, thorough, uniform, well-rounded educational opportunities in a safe and civil learning environment. Government C
Colorado Succeeds  Colorado Succeeds was founded on the premise that the business community has the obligation, opportunity and capacity to increase the college and workforce readiness of all students through an ambitious, aggressive and comprehensive reform agenda. Reform (Policy) C
Colorado Youth at Risk Colorado Youth at Risk empowers teenage students to make life choices that positively impact their future through community-based mentoring and intensive training. Colorado Youth at Risk aims to reduce the number of high school dropouts, match students with an adult mentor and provide students with a sense of the future and their place in that future. Reform (At-Risk) C
Consortium for Educational Change The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with teachers, school and district administrators, school board members and union leaders to improve student learning and achievement. Reform (Policy) N
COSN CoSN empowers educational leaders to leverage technology to create and grow engaging learning environments. Professional Association N
COSPRA The Colorado School Public Relations Association (COSPRA) advocates for effective public relations practices that support student achievement. Our mission is to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding by leading, serving and engaging the public in support of Colorado public education. Professional Association C
Council of Great City Schools It is the special mission of America’s urban public schools to educate the nation’s most diverse student body to the highest academic standards and prepare them to contribute to our democracy and the global community. Reform (Policy) N
Daniels Fund We adhere to Bill Daniels’ direction regarding our charitable giving. As we do this, we strive to exemplify the values and ideals that shaped his life. Relationships are integral to our style of doing business. We believe in providing people with a hand-up to help them improve themselves, and eventually, help others. We strive to be a permanent and impactful resource in the communities we serve. An entrepreneurial spirit is ever-present in our work. We uphold ourselves, and those with whom we are associated, to high quality work and standards. We are committed to ensuring this organization continues to operate in a manner that serves as a model among, and advocate for, foundations nationwide. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) C
Data Quality Campaign The Data Quality Campaign supports state policymakers and other key leaders to promote the effective use of data to improve student achievement. Reform (Policy) N
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) We are Democrats leading a political reform organization that cultivates and supports leaders in our party who champion America's public schoolchildren. Reform (Policy) N
Denver Chamber of Commerce The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a customer-focused membership organization that strives to: Enhance our state's global competitiveness; Ensure the highest standards for an improved quality of life; Collaborate and convene with other community organizations to achieve mutual goals; Represent our members' interests in government and legislative issues; Provide our members value-added benefits Reform (Policy) C
Donnell-Kay Foundation The Donnell-Kay Foundation is a private family foundation aiming to improve public education and drive systemic school reform in Colorado through research, creative dialogue and critical thinking. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) C
EagleNet EAGLE_Net Alliance (EAGLE_Net) is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that delivers a carrier quality broadband network to more than 170 communities across the state. With this sustainable network, EAGLE_Net will be able to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities using middle mile services which also provide access to advanced research and education networks. Advocacy - IT Focus C
Ed Reform Now ERN works to transform the struggling education system through three central strategies: Coalition Building - ERN builds coalitions at the state and national level to give a left-leaning voice to reform in the public education debate. ERN also identifies missing constituent groups advocating for reform and then aids in their development. Policy - ERN's policy priorities are chosen based upon a number of factors - feasibility within the current legislature, public acceptance, and buy-in from organizational partners. Generally, policy objectives are built around strengthening innovation, public charter laws, accountability, high-quality new school development, transparency on finance and student results, and best practices for turning around low-performing schools. Media - One of ERN's greatest strengths is the ability to give elected officials and advocates of legislation ultimate credit for education reform victories through the media. ERN partners are regularly quoted in news coverage of public education reform from coast-to-coast, appearing in over 1,850 news articles and op-eds in 2012 in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek. Reform (Policy) N
Education Commission of the States (ECS) The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states, and long-range strategic thinking. Research, Service & Support N
Education Pioneers Education Pioneers exists to identify, train, connect, and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming our education system so that all students receive a quality education. Reform (Policy) N
Education Resource Strategies Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources—people, time, technology, and money—so that every school succeeds for every student. Reform (Policy) N
Education Sector Education Sector is part of American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Reform (Policy) N
Education Trust The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream. Reform (At-Risk) N
Education Week Raising the level of understanding and discourse on critical issues in American education. Media N
Educators 4 Excellence Educators 4 Excellence works to ensure that the voices of classroom teachers are included in the decisions that affect our profession and our students. Reform (Policy) N
Excellent Education for Everyone (E3) Excellent Education for Everyone (E3) is a New Jersey based 501(c)3 organization providing a 360° comprehensive approach to urban educational reform and choice as: a technical resource for best practice on policy implementation, a mobilizer of community alliances, a catalyst for empowering urban parents, and a legal resource for those most affected by the continued failure of the existing urban public education system. Reform (Policy) N
For Profit Vendors For-Profit Vendors (Pearson, Curriculum, IT, etc.) For Profit Vendors N
Friedman Foundation Advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman’s vision of school choice for all children. Reform (Policy) N
Future Forward Colorado Future Forward supports a transformation in public education that reflects an ever-changing world, equipping our children to take on academic challenges at a global level. Reform (Policy) C
Gates Family Foundation The mission of the Gates Family Foundation is to invest in projects and organizations which have meaningful impact in Colorado primarily through capital grants and Foundation initiatives that enhance the quality of life for those living in, working in and visiting the state. The Foundation seeks to promote excellence, innovation and self-sufficiency in education, healthy lifestyles, community enrichment, connection to nature and stewardship of the state’s natural inheritance. The Foundation’s actions will remain consistent with the founders’ intentions and the principles of citizenship, entrepreneurship and free enterprise. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) C
Great Education Colorado Driving educational excellence for all Colorado students by harnessing the power of grassroots activism and stimulating wise investment in Colorado’s public schools, colleges, and universities. Advocacy - School Finance C
Higher Education Institutions Higher Education C
Hispanic Council for Education Reform (HCREO) The Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options’ mission is to create awareness of the educational crisis that exists within the Hispanic community nationally by empowering Hispanic parents to become advocates for their children. Hispanic CREO believes that education is a civil right for every child in this great nation and by advocating for parental and school choice, it ensures a better future for our children. Reform (Policy) N
ICEF Public Schools The mission of ICEF Public Schools is to prepare all students to attend and compete at the top 100 colleges and universities in the nation. Charter N
Independence Institute The mission of the Independence Institute is to empower individuals and to educate citizens, legislators and opinion makers about public policies that enhance personal and economic freedom. Reform (Policy) C
InnEdCo The purpose of TIE (InnEdCo) is to: * stimulate communication and collaboration among school districts, private educational organizations, and institutions of higher education for the purpose of sharing educational practices and integrating technology; * collect and disseminate highly effective instructional practices through digital publication and resources, electronic communication networks and teacher presentations etc.; * sponsor conferences and sanction meetings to assist educational leaders in integrating educational technology and information literacy into instructional practices. Professional Association C
ISTE As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching. Professional Association N
Koch Family Foundations According to Wikipedia: The Koch family foundations are a related group of non-profit organizations focused on conservative and libertarian policy with a stated goal of advancing liberty and freedom. Reform (Policy) N
Learning First Alliance Empowers members to advocate for their students and their profession. Professional Association N
LiveWell Colorado Inspire and advance policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that promote health through the prevention and reduction of obesity. Advocacy - Health Focus C
Measured Progress The mission of Measured Progress is to improve teaching and learning by providing customizable assessment products and educational services. Reform (Policy) N
Morgridge Family Foundation Investing in the transformation of education for both students and educators. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) C
NAESP The NAESP Foundation advances excellence, innovation, and equity in schools by endowing leadership and learning for principals for the benefit of all children. Professional Association N
NAEYC The National Association for the Education of Young Children's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources (NAEYC Bylaws, Article I., Section 1.1). Professional Association N
NASBE The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students. Professional Association N
NASSP NASSP's mission is to connect and engage school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. Professional Association N
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Our mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement by fostering a strong charter sector. Charter N
National Content and Role-Alike Organizations International Reading Association, Social Students, Teachers of English, etc. Research, Service & Support N
National Council on Teacher Quality The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. Reform (Policy) N
National Education Association (NEA) Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Union - Professional Association N
National Governors Association The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, speak with a collective voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism. Professional Association N
National PTA PTA's Mission: To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Advocacy C
National Rural Education Association The NREA (National Rural Education Association) was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country. Rural Focus N
NBPTS The mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching and leading and engaging National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and leaders in that process. - See more. Professional Association N
NCSL The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Our mission is to: Improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures; Promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures; Ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system. Government N
NEPC The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. We are guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence. Reform (Policy) N
New Classrooms Innovation Partners New Classrooms is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization that designs innovative personalized instructional models for schools. We are not a school management or charter management organization, nor are we a software company. Rather, we design personalized instructional model that help teachers personalize learning to the needs of each student. We then partner with existing schools to customize these models to their school community while sharing in the accountability for student outcomes. Reform (Policy) N
New Schools Venture Fund NewSchools is committed to transforming public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children — especially those in underserved communities — have the opportunity to succeed. Reform (Policy) N
NSBA Working with and through our state associations, NSBA advocates for equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. We believe education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. Professional Association N
NSPRA NSPRA's mission is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students. We accomplish that mission by developing and providing a variety of diverse products, services and professional development activities to our members as well as to other education leaders interested in improving their communication efforts. With over 75 years of experience, NSPRA is known for providing proven, practical approaches to solving school district and education agency communication problems. We offer useful communication products and workshops as well as an annual national Seminar, maintain best practice resource files, and conduct communication accountability research. We also sponsor four national awards programs and recognize individuals, districts and education agencies for excellence in public relations and communication. Professional Association N
Padres Unidos Padres Unidos has evolved into a multi-issue organization led by people of color who work for educational excellence, racial justice for youth, immigrant rights and quality healthcare for all. Reform (At-Risk) C
PDK To grow and connect leaders in education. The PDK International family of education associations: Connects members in vibrant learning communities; Media N
PEBC PEBC drives cutting-edge practices, and informs and provokes the public, to improve education for all. Reform (Policy) / Service & Support C
Policy Innovators in Education Network PIE supports and promotes a network of education advocacy organizations working to improve K-12 education in their states so that every student graduates world-ready Reform (Policy) N
Public Impact Public Impact‘s mission is to dramatically improve learning outcomes for all children in the U.S., with a special focus on students who are not served well. We are a team of professionals from many backgrounds, including former teachers. We are researchers, thought leaders, tool-builders, on-the-ground consultants, and former educators who work with leading education reformers. Reform (Policy) N
Rose Foundation Rose Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through its leadership, resources, traditions and values. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) C
Stand for Children Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. To make that happen, we: Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools. Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments. Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students. Elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities. Reform (Policy) N
Students First Our mission is to build a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world. Reform (Policy) N
Students for Education Reform SFER (Students for Education Reform) is a student-led movement that champions educational equity for all children, regardless of race or background. SFER organizes students to be a powerful force for K-12 education policy and political change, through campus chapters that work at the national, state, and local levels to advocate for great teachers and quality school choices for all kids. Reform (Policy) N
Teach for America-Colorado Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Reform (Policy) / Service & Support C
Teacher.org Teachers inspire our future and create lifelong learners. Advocacy - Teacher Focus N
Together Colorado Together Colorado promote school reforms aimed at creating great schools for all students toward eliminating the unacceptable achievement and dropout gap between low and high income students in Colorado Reform (At-Risk) C
US Department of Education Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Compliance, Service & Support N
Wallace Foundation Our mission is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) N
Walton Family To address specific focus areas to promote quality of life and financial independence of individuals and future generations. Reform (Venture Philanthropy) N


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