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These institutions support research and offer educators materials based on that research.

Center for Research and Reform in Education
Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Education "to improve the quality of education for children in grades pre-K to 12 through high-quality research and evaluation studies and the dissemination of evidence-based research."

Characters Unite
Public service program "supports activities . . . to combat prejudice and intolerance . . . while promoting understanding and acceptance" on-air, online, in communities. Lively, imaginative focus on media.

The Dana Foundation
"Committed to advancing brain research and to educating the public in a responsible manner about [this] research?s potential." Important for educators in effective interaction with colleagues and students.

The Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence
"Promotes educators? use of research-based strategies of effective practice for culturally and linguistically diverse students . . ." based on Vygotsky?s theory and over 30-years of research.

The Education Trust
"Promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels?pre-kindergarten through college." Aims "to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement" for students.

The Center for Parent Information and Resources
"Serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities." Makes National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) material available.

Annenberg Learner
"Uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. . . chiefly by the funding and distributing educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers."

Kids Count Data Center
Tracks "the well-being of children in the United States . . . by providing high-quality data and trend analysis."

National Center for Children in Poverty
Public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America?s low-income families and children.

Center for Nonviolent Communication
"A global organization that supports the learning and sharing of Nonviolent Communication . . . and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflict in personal, organizational, and political settings."

Center For Nonviolent International Organization (
"(S)upports the learning and sharing of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.”

Compassionate Schools Project
Comprehensive study of a health and wellness curriculum that interweaves support in academic achievement, mental fitness, health, and compassionate character. The research aims to have a major impact on children’s education

The Iris Center
Offers information about Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a strategy for helping students improve their reading comprehension skills . . . by working together in small groups to apply comprehension strategies as they read text from a content area.

The Harvard Family Research Center
“Through documentation, research, and dialogue, . . . broker(s) ideas and innovative practices among policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders in order to inspire action about anywhere, anytime learning opportunities.”

The Future of Children
A collaboration of Princeton University and the Brookings Institution to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.

National Women’s Law Center
Works “to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families through “policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement.”

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Resources for Parents and Care
“The Network was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.”

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
Based at UC Berkeley, the “Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.”

National Rites of Passage Institute
Publishes Black Child Journal and serves as “a national hub, a cultural learning center and a clearinghouse for providing information, training, programming, technical assistance, consulting, assessment and intentional conversations on African-centered Rites of Passage for child, youth and community development.”

American Institutes for Research
Conducts and applies “the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.” Committed to diversity in “its full integration in . . . strategy, operations, and work environment.”

Child Trends
“Improves the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.”

Scholars Strategy Network
“Seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.”

What Works Clearinghouse
“(R)eviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.”

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Offers “a registry of evidence-based positive youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being of children and teens.”