The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
serves as a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers,
and policymakers to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs
of youth in at-risk situations so these students receive the quality education
and services necessary to succeed academically and graduate from high school.
UCLA's School Mental Health Project contains hands-on manuals and materials for
practitioners developing programs and serving students at risk of dropping out.
Go to http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ click on "resources and
publications", then click on "continuing education modules."
That Work (HSTW) was established in 1987. The HSTW goals,
key practices and key conditions are a framework for
whole-school improvement at more than 1,100 high school sites in 26
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement collects and
disseminates information that builds the capacity of schools to
raise the academic achievement of all students.
Schools (NAS) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is
to increase student achievement through comprehensive school improvement
Schools is the
nation's leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and
prepare for life.
Education Network (PEN) has as its mission to create systems of public education
that result in high achievement for every child. PEN is a national association
of local education funds (LEFs) advancing school reform in low-income
communities across the country.
Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is a student driven organization. Students
learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school
and community service projects.
Service-Learning Clearinghouse is a comprehensive national site for
information on service-learning.
Service-Learning Partnership concentrates on strengthening the impact of
service-learning on young people's learning and development, especially their
academic and civic preparation.
Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a
nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971,
NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and
improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
is a unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional
educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas. Founded in 1943,
ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of
all learners. http://www.ascd.org/
The International Learning Styles Network fosters
lifelong academic, intellectual, and personal success through the promotion and
dissemination of research, information, publications and other resources
focusing on learning, teaching, and productivity styles.
eSchool News is a monthly newspaper developed to provide the news and information necessary
to help K-12 decision makers successfully use technology.
Electronic School chronicles technological change in the
classroom, interprets education issues in a digital world, and offers readers
practical advice on a broad range of topics pertinent to the implementation of
technology in elementary and secondary schools throughout North America.
National Center for Accelerated Schools PLUS has extensive experience
in schools serving at-risk kids, and experience in targeting student strengths and
providing know-how about strategies for high-end learning.
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates
information related to secondary education and transition for youth with
disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) serves as a rich source of information
producing original, timely information on education's most pressing issues. NASBE's Study Groups and staff
produce original reports that address single topics through in-depth research,
and provide state and local leaders with recommendations for action. NASBE's
highly respected quarterly journal is dedicated to covering state education
policy issues. Each issue provides in-depth coverage of a pressing education
topic. Updated with monthly mailings, the binder includes education research and
analysis, federal legislative updates, tips on effective policymaking, coverage
of education reform efforts across the nation, and other vital resource
Regional Education Laboratory Program (REL),
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S.
Department of Education. The Regional Educational Laboratory Program consists of
a network of ten laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated
region by providing access to high quality scientifically valid education
research through applied research and development projects, studies, and other
related technical assistance activities. Each laboratory has its own web site
with additional publications and resources. This is a direct link to some of
Early College High School Initiative. Early college high schools blend high school and college
in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete
a high school diploma and the first two years of college. The schools are
designed so that low-income youth, first-generation college goers, English
language learners, students of color, and other young people underrepresented in
higher education can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an
Associate's degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor's
Learning to Finish, sponsored by
Pew Partnership for Civic Change, is a website that fosters collaboration
between parents, educators, community members, researchers, and students toward
lowering the dropout rate. Wiki users can create new articles and edit existing
ones in order to seek collaboration on meeting challenges with innovative
solutions. It includes programs and initiatives, research, news and resources,
and an Act Now section.
Jobs for the Future believes that all young people should have a quality high school and postsecondary education,
and that all adults should have the skills needed to hold jobs that pay enough
to support a family. As a nonprofit research, consulting, and advocacy
organization, JFF works to strengthen society by creating educational and
economic opportunity for those who need it most. Through partnerships with
states and communities, national and local foundations, and other organizations,
JFF accelerates opportunities for people to advance in education and careers.
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET)
is a national voluntary coalition of more than
40 organizations and advocacy groups
representing special education, general education, career and technical
education, youth development, multicultural perspectives, and parents. The goals
of NASET are to identify what youth need in order to achieve successful
participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement,
meaningful employment, and adult life; and prioritize
and address significant issues of national scale that have an impact on the
provision of effective secondary education and transition services and policies
for all youth.
National Center for Family and Community Connections with
Schools. The Center links people with research-based information and resources that they can use to
effectively connect schools, families, and communities. It emphasizes
connections that directly impact student achievement in reading and mathematics,
as well as connections that contribute to the students' overall success in
school and in life.
Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE)
partners with districts and schools to help
all students develop the academic strengths they need for good jobs and
post-secondary education. IRRE is best known as the developer of First Things
First, a reform framework currently at work in nine districts with 70 schools.
The following link takes you to their publications.
The Smaller Learning Communities Program (SLCP) web site has
technical assistance tools, publications, and news & events to support districts
and schools in their implementation of Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs) as
part of a comprehensive effort to prepare all students to succeed in
postsecondary education and careers. This web site was produced under contract
with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary
Education (OESE). http://slcp.ed.gov/