A Network of Partners

Leaders in the Partners for Network

 

Our Partners

Our Partners are former Equity and Excellence Commissioners as well as advocates, coalitions, NGOs, researchers, union leaders, officials, and policy-makers. They are either issue-experts working across the country or state-based experts, or both. The Leaders of our national network and our most active Partners make up the project's Advisory Group.

Our Partners

The Partners for network is a growing group of individuals and organziations. Look below for more information about our state and national leaders.

National Network Partners

              School Finance & Efficiency

Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Catherine Brown, Center for American Progress

David Sciarra, Education Law Center

Tom Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Michael Rebell, Campaign for Educational Equity

Doris Williams, Rural School and Community Trust

Karen Hawley Miles, Education Resource Strategies

Cindy Brown, Center for American Progress

              Early Childhood Education

Helen Blank, National Women's Law Center

David Sciarra, Education Law Center

Helene Stebbins, Alliance for Early Success

Scott Palmer, Education Counsel

Catherine Brown, Center for American Progress

Margie McHugh, Migration Policy Institute

Karla Howell, Advancement Project-CA

Olivia Golden, Center for Law and Social Policy

Anne Mosle, Aspen Institute Ascend Program

Elloit Regenstein, Ounce of Prevention

Matthew Melmed, Zero to Three

Sarah Rittling, First Five Years Fund

Sylvia Puente, Latino Policy Forum

              Mitigation of Poverty's Effects

Kent McGuire, Southern Education Foundation

Marty Blank, National Coalition for Community Schools

Marc Morial, National Urban League

Warren Simmons, Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Jeannie Oakes

Ben Jealous

John Jackson, The Schott Foundation

Doris Williams, Rural School and Community Trust

Peter Edelman, Georgetown Center for Poverty & Inequality

              Governance & Accountability

Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education

Tom Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Cindy Brown, Center for American Progress

Michael Rebell, Campaign for Educational Equity

Scott Palmer, Education Counsel

Linda Darling Hammond, Learning Policy Institute

Lily Eskelsen, National Education Association

Cluster 5 advisory group members subject to change

 

State Network Partners

California

State Organizing Partners:

Learning Policy Institute

EdSource

Current and prospective network participants in California:

Advocacy (and others)

Education Trust—West

California Alliance of African American Educators

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

Public Advocates Inc.

Children Now

Advancement Project

California School-Based Health Alliance

Institute for Education Policy

Families in Schools

California Association for Bilingual Education

Californians for Justice

Coleman Advocates

Pivot Learning Partners

PICO California

NAACP

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN)

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

Learning Policy Institute

Research

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (Scope)

American Institutes for Research

SRI International

J. Koppich & Associates

Public Policy Institute of California

Loyola Marymount University

UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education

Stanford University (SCOPE)

Mills College

University of Southern California, IDEA

UCLA, Graduate School of Education

State Education Agency

California Department of Education

Colorado

State Organizing Partners:

Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

Current and prospective network participants in Colorado:

Educator Groups

Colorado Education Association

Teach for America

Advocacy (and others)

Colorado Rural Schools Alliance

Colorado Education Initiative

Project VOYCE

Padres & Jóvenes Unidos

Great Education Colorado

Students First Colorado

Colorado Latino Forum

RISE Colorado

Children’s Voices

Colorado Municipal League

Rural Electric Service (The Colorado Rural Electric Association)

Colorado Succeeds

Colorado Boards of Cooperative Educational Services

NAACP

Colorado Black Women for Community Organizing

Public Education Business Coalition

Chicago Children's Campaign

Colorado School based Health Centers

LiveWell Colorado

Kaiser Permanente

Colorado Chapter of American Heart Association

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Public Education Business Coalition

State Associations

Colorado Association of School Boards

Colorado Association of School Executives

Research

School Finance Project

National Education Policy Center

University of Colorado, Denver

State Education Agency

Colorado Department of Education

Georgia

State Organizing Partners:

Southern Education Foundation

Current and prospective network participants in Georgia:

Educator Groups

Georgia Education Association

Georgia Federation of Teachers

Advocacy (and others)

Children’s Defense Fund-Southern Regional Office

Southern Early Childhood Association

Georgia Association on Young Children

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Sheltering Arms Early Education & Family Centers

Voices for Georgia’s Children

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Georgia NAACP

Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Public Education Matters

Southern Poverty Law Center

United Way of Greater Atlanta

The Rural School and Community Trust

Research

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

National Institute for Early Education Research

Georgia Health Policy Center

Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

University of Georgia School of Education

State Education Agency

Georgia Department of Education

Illinois

State Organizing Partners:

Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Consortium for Educational Change

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Illinois Education Association

Illinois Federation of Teachers

Advance Illinois

Management Alliance

Illinois Federation for Community Schools

Current and prospective network participants in Illinois:

Advocacy (and others)

Community Renewal Society

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization

Taxpayers Federation of Illinois

ED-Red

Southwest Organizing Project

30 Million Words Initiative

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, Illinois

Action for Children

Catalyst Chicago

Voice for Illinois Children

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

The Grassroots Collaborative

Latino Policy Forum

Chicago Urban League

Chicago Community Trust

Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools

United Way of Illinois

NAACP

Chapin Hall at University of Chicago

State Associations

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Illinois Association of School Boards

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Large Unit District Association

State Education Agency

Illinois State Board of Education

Mississippi

State Organizing Partners:

Southern Education Foundation

Mississippi Center for Educational Innovation

Mississippi First

Mississippi Alliance of Black School Educators

Mississippi Association of Educators

Current and prospective network participants in Mississippi:

Educator Groups

Teach for America - Mississippi

Jackson Federation of Teachers

Parents

Parents for Public Schools

The Parents Campaign

Advocacy (and others)

United One Voice

Southern Echo

Mississippi State Conference NAACP

Alignment Jackson

Southern Poverty Law Center

ACLU of Mississippi

Advancement Project

United Way-Capital Area

Mississippi Early Childhood Education Association

Mississippi Early Childhood Alliance Conference

Mississippi Building Blocks

Excel by 5

Children’s Defense Fund - Southern Regional Office

Mississippi Association of School Superintendents

Research

Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute

Jackson State University’s College of Education

Mississippi Economic Policy Institute

State Education Agency

Mississippi Department of Education

New Jersey

Current and prospective network participants in New Jersey:

Advocacy (and others)

Parent Education Organizing Council

NAACP

United Way

Paterson Education Fund

Education Law Center

State Associations

New Jersey Education Association

American Federation of Teachers-New Jersey

New Jersey Association of School Administrators

New Jersey School Boards Association New Jersey Business and Industry Association

Districts

Passaic Public Schools

Woodbury City Public Schools

Trenton Public Schools

State Education Agency

New Jersey Department of Education

Additional Partners TBD

Ohio

State Organizing Partners:

Ohio Federation of Teachers

Buckeye Assocaition of School Administrators

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Ohio Association of School Business Officials

Ohio Federation of Teachers

The Ohio Standard

Philanthropy Ohio

Urban League of Cleveland

Ohio School Boards Association

Battelle for Kids

Current and prospective network participants in Ohio:

Advocacy (and others)

Ohio Council of Community Schools

Early Childhood Ohio

Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children

KnowledgeWorks: Ohio Education Matters Initiative, Ohio Smart Schools

NAACP

United Way

State Associations

Ohio Association of Small Business Organizations

Ohio Association of School Business Officials

Research

Ohio Education Policy Institute

Ohio Education Research Center

The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions

State Education Agency

Ohio Department of Education