Research Organizations & Think Tanks
- Research Organizations & Think Tanks ~ International
Academy for Educational Development AED is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems in the U.S. and throughout the world. Major areas of focus include health, education, youth development, and the environment.
American Foreign Service Association The American Foreign Service Association is the professional association of the United States Foreign Service
Foreign Affairs Online Foreign Affairs Online has been specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy. This site contains Think Tanks and Research Institutions.
Worldpress.org website that provides an index of international Think Tanks and research organizations.
- Research Organizations & Think Tanks ~ Educational Policy
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education National voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Provides research, meetings, accreditation information, professional development and job opportunities.
American Educational Research Association The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
American Institutes for Research AIR's performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and conducts analyses based on methods of the behavioral and social sciences. Program areas focus on education, health, individual and organizational performance, and quality of life.
Carnegie Foundation Carnegie Foundation is an advanced study center for teachers
Center for Educational Reform The center builds the bridge between policy and practice, and shortens the learning curve for anyone interested in bettering the future for their children and their schools.
Charter Friends National Network CFNN's mission is to promote quality charter schools by connecting and supporting resource centers, charter school associations and other state-level charter support organizations and activities.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education Contains extensive resources on school finance issues, including full text publications on finance topics, state and local reform issues, and links to additional resources.
Education Development Center, Inc. Nonprofit education and health organization bringing researchers and practitioners together to create tools and conditions for learning, reaching people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Educational Testing Service Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research.
Education Trust Education Trust is a small, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and advocacy aimed at closing the achievement gap.
Metis Associates A human service consulting organization whose clients include school districts and other educational institutions, government agencies, national and community foundations and community-based organizations.
National Education Association NEA is America 's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education
National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policy-Making, and Management Located within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) at the U.S. Department of Education, the Institutes' purpose is to provide national leadership and support to develop and disseminate information that helps guide the design and implementation of governance arrangements, policy approaches, management strategies, and finance systems that will support high levels of learning by all students.
Policy Studies AssociatesPolicy Studies Associates provides high quality evaluation, research and policy analysis allowing for grounded decision-making for education and youth development
RMC Research Corporation RMC works with federal government agencies, state and local education agencies, foundations, corporations, museums and television o seek solutions; collect, interpret, and convey complex information; and develop and deliver products and services.
- Research Organizations & Think Tanks ~ Public Policy
Advocacy Institute Dedicated to strengthening the capacity of political, social and economic justice advocates to influence and change public policy. Fellowship, employment and program information available.
Brookings Institution Brookings Institution functions as an independent analyst and critic committed to publishing its findings to inform the public, serving as a bridge between scholarship and public policy, bringing new knowledge to the attention of decision makers and affording scholars a better insight into public policy issues.
The Institute for Women's Policy Research IWPR is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families.
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation Nonpartisan social policy research organization.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Think tank whose mission is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster great economic choice and individual responsibility. Internship opportunities are available.
RAND RAND is a non-profit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
- Research Organizations & Think Tanks ~ Family
Families and Work Institute Families and Work Institute is a non-profit center for research that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing workplace, changing family and changing community.
Kettering Foundation Kettering Foundation is an operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of inventive research.