Other Educrats: Part 2

Workshop School Buddies

2016-17 Workshop School Supporters

School District of Philadelphia

The Barra Foundation

The William Penn Foundation

Next Generation Learning Challenges

Avalon Foundation

Philadelphia Youth Network

LRNG Innovators

The Lenfest Foundation

Thanks also to:

Drexel University

Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn

Alderson Engineering

Ernst & Young

Federal Donuts

Samuel S. Fels Fund

IBEW Local 98

Philadelphia RISE-UP

SMP Architects

The Tuscano Agency

United States Liability Insurance Group (USLI)

The Wharton School

Willig, Williams & Davidson

Yards Brewery

Internship Partners


City of Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management

Girls Auto Clinic

Union Packaging

University City District

Affiliated with

Sustainable Business Network

Graduation Coach Campaign

Source:  http://www.workshopschool.org/support/ 

Digital On-Ramps Buddies

Global Partners Clinton Global Initiative Logo IBM Logo
Local Partners
The City of Philadelphia Logo Drexel University Logo JOIN Logo
Philadelphia Academies Logo Philadelphia Youth Network Logo
Mayor's Commission on Literacy Logo
Philadelphia School District Logo Community College of Philadelphia Logo

Source:  https://web.archive.org/web/20160323221553/http://www.digitalonramps.com/partners

Education Alliance Buddies

Founders’ Circle ($100,000 and above)

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Corporation for National and Community Service

Leaders’ Circle ($25,000 – $99,999)

American Public University System, Inc.

Education Elevators Foundation

EQT Foundation

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

President’s Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

Jackson Kelly PLLC

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

ECA Foundation

The DOW Chemical Company Foundation

Bernard H and Blanche E Jacobson Foundation

Orrick Herrington, & Sutcliffe Foundation

The Daywood Foundation

West Virginia Department of Education

Summa Cum Laude ($5,000 – $9,999)

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America

Cabell County Board of Education

Bowles Rice LLP

Callen McJunkin

United Bank

Doddridge County Board of Education

Pleasant County Board of Education

Appalachian Power

AT&T Corporation


Fenton Foundation

Magna Cum Laude ($1,000 – $4,999)

Rudd Equipment

Monroe County Board of Education

Pocahontas County Board of Education

Raleigh County Board of Education

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Northeast Natural Energy

First Energy Foundation

Jim Thomas

Scott and Carol Rotruck

Carbon Fuel Foundation

Raleigh County Board of Education

E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Company

Herscher Foundation

Dingess-Rum Properties


Howard Seufer

Joe Letnaunchyn

L. Newton Thomas

Robinson & McElwee PLLC

Stephen and Barbara Hopta

The Thrasher Group, Inc.

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

West Virginia Economic Development Council

West Virginia University

Cum Laude ($500 – $999)

Carolyn Long

City of Ranson CVB

Dan Page

International Industries

Herchiel Sims

Kanawha Salines, LLC

Kapourales Properties, Inc.

Lacy Rice

Melissa Veltri

Mike Ross, Inc.

Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco

Priscilla Leavitt

Starvaggi Charities

West Virginia American Water

West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association

Williard and Jenny Phillips

Dean’s List ($499 or below)

Gayle Manchin

Lynne Schrum

Eagle Manufacturing Company

Christina Brumley

S. Ryan White & Katherine Roberts White

Sammy Gray

City of Charles Town

Jeri Matheney

Christina and Vernon Combs

Daniel Foster

Deborah Herndon

Margie Hale

Michael and Laura Albert

Richard Cassis

Stephen and Amy Golden

Thomas and Susan Campbell

Tom Tinder

Michelle Wittekind

Larry Gillespie

James Phares

Barbara Dunn

Norman and Martha Lass

Source:  http://educationalliance.org/how-to-help/give/corporate-donors/#

Blended Learning Program

  • Doddridge County High School, Doddridge County
  • Ravenswood High School, Jackson County
  • Lincoln County High School, Lincoln County
  • Logan County High School, Logan County
  • Mann High School, Logan County
  • Ritchie County High School, Ritchie County
  • Tug Valley High School, Mingo County

Source:  http://educationalliance.org/what-we-do/connecting-schools/blended-learning/

Remake Learning Buddies

BNY Mellon

EducationCounsel Buddies

Alliance for Excellent Education


America Achieves



Center for American Progress


Large Countrywide and Suburban District Consortium

First Five Years Fund

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students


The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Institute for Higher Education Policy

Lumina Foundation

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement


National Public Education Support Fund

Partners for Each and Every Child

Turnaround for Children

The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

Source:  http://educationcounsel.com/our-work/our-partners/

Learning Policy Institute Buddies

Source:  https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/about

 Connect All Schools Buddies


Source:  http://www.connectallschools.org/about/partners

New Profit Buddies

Blue Ridge Foundation New York; Robin Hood Foundation; SeaChange Capital Partners; Open Society Institute,  Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation of New York, JP Morgan Chase & Co., the Kresge Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, and State Street Foundation, College Summit, Single Stop USA, iMentor, Year Up, National College Advising Corps, YouthBuild USA
Highlander Institute, imBlaze, iNACOL, PowerMyLearning, The Learning Accelerator, Transcend, and Valor Collegiate Academies

 Common Education Data Standards Buddies

  • AcademyOne
  • ACT
  • AEM Corporation
  • Brandon University
  • California School Information Service (CSIS)
  • Choice P20 Solutions
  • College Board
  • College Source
  • Colorado Community College System
  • Ed-Fi
  • Ellucian
  • eScholar
  • Florida International University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hobsons
  • IBM
  • Jenzabar
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • National Association of Student Loan Administrators (NASLA)
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Naviance
  • North Dakota Department of Education
  • Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)
  • Oracle
  • Parchment
  • Perceptive Software
  • QIP
  • Questionmark
  • Rapid Insight
  • RTI
  • SCRIP-SAFE International
  • SIF Association
  • State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
  • State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
  • Triadvocates
  • Turning Technologies
  • USA Funds
  • US Department of Education, Office of Under Secretary

The current (as of 2014) Co-Chairs of the CEDS User Group are:

  • Hans L’Orange, Vice President for Research and Information Resources, SHEEO
  • *Tony Romano, Director of Information Technology, National Student Clearinghouse

Source:  https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/tag/ceds/

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Source:   http://www.airweb.org/EducationAndEvents/IPEDSTraining/AdditionalResources/Pages/CEDS.aspx

National Forum on Education Statistics

The National Forum on Education Statistics (the Forum) has long been a leading resource for education data standards, focusing on issues of data standardization and basic data elements. The Forum, an organization of state and local education agencies, the federal government and other organizations, has produced a number of publications that provide voluntary, best practice recommendations and guides containing data standards, including definitions, codes and education data system components. Thus far, these products have covered areas such as crime, violence and discipline, attendance, exits, finance, facilities, and student displacement. Many of the Forum’s standards have been incorporated into the NCES Handbooks, the National Education Data Model (NEDM), and the SIF specifications. NCES Handbook elements that are not part of the CEDS standard can be found on the CEDS site by choosing “Extend Your Search” in the Domain Entity Schema or “Extend elements” when conducting an element search.

Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, formerly the SIF Association

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning. The A4L Community is “Powered by SIF” Specifications as its major technical tool to allow for this management and access simply, securely and in a scalable, standard way regardless of the platform hosting those applications. The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is a non-profit organization working to create a set of platform-independent, vendor-neutral rules and definitions which enable software programs from different companies to share information. SIF Association membership includes software vendors, school districts, state departments of education, and other organizations active in primary and secondary (PK-12) markets. The A4L Community is “Powered by SIF” Specifications defines suggested standards for naming, defining, and formatting data elements, as well as the technical specifications to facilitate interaction between software applications to enable applications from different developers to easily interact and exchange data. The specification also includes a data model, depicting the relationships among the data; and data elements in various areas such as student information, assessment, facilities, finances, food services, transportation, and professional development. The majority of the K12-specific portions of CEDS align with the SIF Implementation Specification.

Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF)

An initiative sponsored jointly by Access 4 Learning and IMS Global Learning Consortium. AIF educational technology and assessment standards enable the accurate and comparable creation and delivery of assessments, as well as the importing of student and staff data and the subsequent reporting of assessment results. CEDS contains the data entity and element definitions, and associated metadata to support these assessment system processes.

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)

PESC is an organization of colleges and universities; professional and commercial organizations; data, software and service providers; nonprofit organizations and associations; and state and federal government agencies. Among the organization’s missions is to create data standards to facilitate the exchange of data among postsecondary institutions. As a “standards” resource, PESC provides range of standards for higher education, cataloguing data elements, definitions, and code sets, and specifying technical requirements. The PESC standards for student transcripts have been cross-walked to the SIF standards for student records to ensure comparability and completeness. PESC and A4L continue to work together to promote interoperability. K-12 education agencies may use PESC standards to enable data sharing with postsecondary institutions about students bound for or enrolled in Higher Education. PESC elements that are not part of the CEDS standard can be found on the CEDS site by choosing “Extend Your Search” in the Domain Entity Schema or “Extend elements” when conducting an element search.


EDFacts is a data initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (USED) that compiles national K-12 education data by consolidating a number of previously separate federal collections. By combining these collections, EDFacts is intended to centralize performance and other aggregate data for decision- and policymaking. The aim is to streamline data submissions to the federal government and eliminate redundancies, thus easing the burden on state education agencies. Data collected for EDFacts include student and staff demographics, program participation, student performance and completion, school and district directory data, revenues and expenditures, school choice options, and other information. As a “standards” resource, EDFacts provides data elements, definitions and code sets. USED also publishes technical specifications for EDFacts to guide the file submission process. As much of the data collected by states are used to meet federal reporting requirements, the standards provided by EDFacts are commonly adopted by the states to facilitate compliance. All of the EDFacts data elements have been incorporated into the NCES Handbooks, the SIF specifications, and NEDM. The Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN) is the portal through which states submit their data to the U.S. Department of Education. More than XX EDFacts file specifications have been defined in the Connect tool. States can apply their data dictionaries from Align to the EDFacts Connections via myConnect to help understand the data elements necessary to fulfill the reporting requirements.

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)

A biennial (i.e., every other school year) survey required by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Since 1968, the CRDC has collected data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation”s public schools for use by OCR in its enforcement and monitoring efforts regarding equal educational opportunity. The CRDC is also a tool for other Department offices and federal agencies, policymakers and researchers, educators and school officials, and the public to analyze student equity and opportunity.

Access CEDS Connect to see available CRDC Connections and examine how others are analyzing and using CRDC data.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS is a system of interrelated postsecondary surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center. IPEDS provides basic data needed to describe and analyze trends in postsecondary education in the United States, in terms of the numbers of students enrolled, staff employed, dollars expended, and degrees earned. Congress, federal agencies, state governments, education providers, professional associations, private businesses, media, students, parents, and others rely on IPEDS data for this basic information on postsecondary institutions.

The Ed-Fi Solution

The Ed-Fi solution is an educational data tool suite (unifying data model, data exchange framework, application framework, and sample dashboard source code) that enables vital academic information on K-12 students to be consolidated from the different data systems of school districts while leaving the management and governance of data within those districts and states. Ed-Fi components act as a translator of academic data, integrating and organizing information so that educators can start addressing the individual needs of each student from day one, and can measure progress and refine action plans throughout the school year. Developed by Double Line Partners through funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Ed-Fi solution can be licensed from the Ed-Fi Alliance free of charge by districts, state education agencies and vendors. Licensees gain unrestricted access to all Ed-Fi components and maintain ownership of derivative works. Elements in the Ed-Fi data model are aligned to CEDS and other Ed-Fi elements are in Extend.

The Ed-Fi Alliance has participated in CEDS from the beginning and actively supports improvements to each CEDS release. The Ed-Fi data standard uses CEDS as a reference model and aligns to it wherever possible. Specifically, Ed-Fi version 1.2 is aligned to CEDS 3.0. In addition, Ed-Fi Alliance representatives participate in CEDS stakeholder and technical working groups to ensure that needs identified by the field and real-world implementations are incorporated into future versions of CEDS. (Alliance, n.d.)


A search engine-backed standard for tagging content on the web. Schema.org provides a collection of shared vocabularies that webmaster can use to mark up their pages in ways that can be understood by the major search engines. Implementers of Schema.org use CEDS option sets as a controlled vocabulary when tagging web pages. New Schema.org terms have been introduced based on CEDS elements.

Badge Alliance

A network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem (see Open Badges Infrastructure), including open badges technical standards, with a focus on shared values including openness, learner agency, and innovation. The elements in CEDS about Achievement were originally modeled after the Open Badges standards Badge Class and Badge Assertion properties. CEDS continues to align with ongoing work of Badge Alliance.

Open Badges Infrastructure

An open standard infrastructure that supports digital badges verifying a person’s skills, interests, and achievements through credible organizations and attaches that information to the badge image file, hard-coding the metadata for future access and review. Open Badges started as a collaborative project between the MacArthur Foundation, HASTAC, and Mozilla and has continued to grow through an open, collaborative approach. (See Badge Alliance). The elements in CEDS about Achievement (Achievement entity) were modeled after the Open Badges/OBI standards.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

A global community that has played key roles in the development of best practices in metadata modeling, design, and implementation since 1995. The DCMI community has developed and maintains some of the major languages of description used on the web and in systems. DCMI is a project of ASIS&T, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and is supported through membership programs for both individuals and organizations. CEDS actively works with DCMI to align vocabulary, especially for learning resource and competency metadata. DCMI now has stewardship over the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI).

IMS Global Learning Consortium

A global, nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. The organization develops interoperability standards and adoption practice standards for distributed learning, including Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), Question & Test Interoperability/Accessible Portable Item Protocol (QTI/APIP), and Common Cartridge.

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI)

An initiative that works to make it easier to publish, discover, and deliver quality educational resources on the web. LRMI has developed a common metadata framework for describing or “tagging” learning resources on the web. This framework is a key first step in developing a richer, more fruitful search experience for educators and learners. Once a critical mass of educational content has been tagged to a universal framework, it becomes much easier to parse and filter that content.

Learning Registry

An approach and open infrastructure for capturing, connecting, and sharing data about learning resources available online with the goal of making it easier for educators and students to access the rich content available in our ever-expanding digital universe. The Learning Registry includes an open set of tools and a distributed infrastructure for metadata about learning resources, including assertions such as rating systems.

Source:  https://ceds.ed.gov/relatedInitiatives.aspx

ReadyNation 2018 Summit Buddies


Logos for summit sponsors

Source:   https://www.strongnation.org/articles/477-2018-global-business-summit-sponsors


Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Association for Childhood Education International

ChildFund International

World Bank Group

National Association of Workforce Boards

New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

Grand Challenges Canada / Grands Défis Canada

Save the Children

China Development Research Foundation

International Step-by-Step Association (ISSA)

Innovation Edge (South Africa)

The Power of Nutrition

Salzburg Global Seminar

Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN)

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC)

Ensemble pour l’Education de la Petite Enfance

RISE Institute

Too Small to Fail

Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT)

Texas Business Leadership Council

South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation

Source:   https://www.strongnation.org/articles/540-partner-organizations

UnboundEd Buddies



Instruction Partners

Leading Educators

New Leaders

New Teacher Center


Student Achievement Partners


Source:  https://www.unbounded.org/about/partners

Connected Learning Alliance Buddies

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub of the University of California Humanities Research Institute,

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Connected Camps

Digital Promise  League of Innovation Schools Members

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools

    Thornton, CO

  • Albemarle County Public Schools

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Avonworth School District

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Baldwin-Whitehall School District

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Baltimore County Public Schools

    Towson, MD

  • Blue Valley Unified School District 229

    Overland Park, KS

  • Bristol Township School District

    Levittown, PA

  • Bristol Warren Regional School District

    Bristol, RI

  • Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Cajon Valley Union School District

    El Cajon, CA

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlottesville City Schools

    Charlottesville, VA

  • Compton Unified School District

    Compton, CA

  • Copper River School District

    Glanallen, AK

  • Covina-Valley Unified School District

    Covina, CA

  • Duplin County Schools

    Kenansville, NC

  • Dysart Unified School District

    Surprise,, AZ

  • East Irondequoit Central School District

    Rochester,, New York

  • East Noble School Corporation

    Kendallville, IN

  • El Paso Independent School District

    El Paso, TX

  • El Segundo Unified School District

    El Segundo,, California

  • Elizabeth Forward School District

    Elizabeth, PA

  • Elizabeth Public Schools

    Elizabeth, NJ

  • Evergreen School District

    San Jose, California

  • Fox Chapel Area School District

    Pittsburgh, PA

  • Franklin West Supervisory Union

    Fairfax, VT

  • Freehold Regional High School District

    Englishtown, NJ

  • Freehold Township School District

    Freehold, New Jersey

  • Fullerton School District

    Fullerton, California

  • Fulton County Schools

    Atlanta, GA

  • Gurnee School District 56

    Gurnee, IL

  • Henry County Public Schools

    Collinsville, VA

  • Highline Public Schools

    Burien, WA

  • Howard-Suamico School District

    Green Bay, WI

  • Huntsville City Schools

    Huntsville, Al

  • Indian Prairie School District

    Aurora, IL

  • Iowa City Community School District

    Iowa City, IA

  • Iredell-Statesville Schools

    Statesville, NC

  • Juab School District

    Nephi, UT

  • Kent School District

    Kent, WA

  • Kettle Moraine School District

    Wales, WI

  • Knox County Schools

    Knoxville, TN

  • Kokomo School Corporation

    Kokomo, Indiana

  • Lakota Local Schools

    Liberty Township, OH

  • Lee County School District

    Fort Myers, FL 33966, Kentucky

  • Lexington County School District One

    Lexington, SC

  • Lexington County School District One

    Lexington, SC

  • Liberty 53 Public Schools

    Liberty, MO

  • Lincoln Public Schools

    Lincoln, NE

  • Lindsay Unified School District

    Lindsay, California

  • Loudoun County Public Schools

    Ashburn, VA

  • Marion Central School District

    Marion, NY

  • Mentor Public Schools

    Mentor, OH

  • Mesa Public Schools

    Mesa, AZ

  • Mineola Union Free School District

    Mineola, NY

  • Montour School District

    McKees Rocks, PA

  • Morris School District

    Morristown, New Jersey

  • Napa County Schools

    Napa, CA

  • Napa Valley Unified School District

    Napa, CA

  • New Tech Network

    Napa, CA

  • Onslow County Public Schools

    Jacksonville, NC

  • Owsley County Schools

    Booneville, KY

  • Pascack Valley Regional High School District

    Montvale, NJ

  • Piedmont City School District

    Piedmont, AL

  • Reynoldsburg City Schools

    Reynoldsburg, OH

  • Richland School District Two

    Columbia, SC

  • Roanoke County Public Schools

    Roanoke, VA

  • Rock Hill Public Schools

    Rock Hill, SC

  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools

    Salisbury, NC

  • San Francisco Unified School District

    San Francisco, CA

  • Santa Ana Unified School District

    Santa Ana, CA

  • Seminole County Public Schools

    Sanford, FL

  • Sioux Falls School District

    Sioux Falls, SD

  • Sitka School District

    Sitka, Alaska, AK

  • South Fayette Township School District

    McDonald, PA

  • Spartanburg School District Seven

    Spartanburg, SC

  • Springfield Public Schools

    Springfield, Missouri

  • Stephenville Independent School District

    Stephenville, TX

  • Sunnyside Unified School District

    Tucson, AZ

  • Talladega County Schools

    Talladega, AL

  • The Newburgh Enlarged City School District

    Newburgh, NY

  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Uinta County School District #1

    Evanston, WY

  • Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

    Ogden, Utah

  • Utica Community Schools

    Sterling Heights, MI

  • Vancouver Public Schools

    Vancouver, WA

  • Vista Unified School District

    Vista, CA

  • Wake County Public School System

    Cary, NC

  • West Valley School District #208

    Yakima, WA

    Source:  https://digitalpromise.org/initiative/league-of-innovative-schools/districts/

    SETDA Buddies

    Private Sector Partners

    Platinum Partners

    Gold Partners

    Emerging Partners

    Alliance Partners

Education Groups that Gates is Buying off Part 5

NOTE: While most of these are directly school related, some are more tied to the Common Core/Fed Ed/SEL/Early Childhood/Workforce Development machine more than to actual schools or directly in the education arena.   Look for a * by them if this is so.

Engaging Schools Buddies


  • The Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Brown Rudnick Charitable Trust
  • Buena Vista Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • Eastern Bank Foundation
  • Essex County Community Foundation
  • JAMS Foundation
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
  • Lippincott Foundation
  • Medtronic
  • Nellie Mae Educational Foundation
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Open Society Foundation
  • The Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
  • Smart Family Foundation
  • State Street Foundation
  • Working Assets/CREDO Mobile

Source:  http://engagingschools.org/about-us/funders/

Engaging Schools has worked in more than 20 states and internationally. Recent partners include the following intermediaries and districts, and/or schools within these districts:

  • Anchorage School District
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Binghamton City School District (NY)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools
  • Charter schools in CA, CO, MD, NY, and WI
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • College Board
  • Denver Public Schools
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Fall River Public Schools (MA)
  • Holyoke Public Schools (MA)
  • Joplin Schools (MO)
  • New Bedford Public Schools (MA)
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • New York City Public Schools
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Springfield Public Schools (OR)
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Todd County School District (SD)
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • West Orange Public Schools (NJ)

Source:  http://engagingschools.org/about-us/school-partners/

Center for Curriculum Redesign Buddies

International Organizations

  • Asia Society

    “The transformation …. makes the Center for Curriculum Redesign’s mission so important.” …read more

    Anthony Jackson 
    Vice President for Education,
    Asia Society

  • International Baccalaureate

    “It is important that curriculum and assessments are continuously refined… to prepare young people for the future.” …read more

    Siva Kumari 
    Director General
    International Baccalaureate

  • NAIS

    “The success of our students will be reliant upon … knowledge, skills, character, and meta-learning.” …read more

    John Chubb 

  • OECD

    “PISA’s future success will closely depend on our ability to rethink ‘what is taught in the 21st century’…I offer your endeavor my full support” …read more

    Andreas Schleicher 
    Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Education Policy
    Head Indicators and Analysis Division (PISA)
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


    “In light of the transformations taking place in the world today, it is essential to question the models we use…” …read more

    Riel Miller 
    Head of Foresight

  • World Bank

    “The relevance of appropriate curricular and assessment policies… cannot be overstated” …read more

    Marguerite Clarke 
    Senior Education Specialist
    The World Bank Group


  • Alberta

    “We look forward to collaborating with other key PISA jurisdictions, academia, corporations and foundations on this important work for students.” …read more

    CanadaKeray Henke 
    Deputy Minister
    Alberta Education

  • Finland

    “…what is essential in curriculum necessitates a bold reconsideration of knowledge and learning, contents, and pedagogical practices” …read more

    FinlandTimo Lankinen 
    Director General,
    Finnish Board of Education

  • South Korea

    “…developing innovative curricula is essential for the 21st century and beyond.” …read more

    South KoreaSun-Geun Baek 
    Korean Educational Development Institute

  • Massachusetts, USA

    “…a center devoted to the exploration of appropriate curricula for the 21st century…strikes me as a timely and useful endeavor…to meet the needs of our students and citizens” …read more

    USAPaul Reville 
    Secretary of Education
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • New South Wales in Australia

    “By joining with you on this initiative we will… promote a new and shared global understanding of curriculum issues” …read more

    AustraliaAdrian Piccoli 
    Minister of Education
    New South Wales, Australia

  • Ontario Ministry of Education

    “Ontario’s participation will be mutually beneficial…in keeping our curriculum current and relevant for students in the 21st century” …read more

    CanadaGrant Clarke 
    Assistant Deputy Minister,
    Ontario Ministry of Education

  • Singapore

    “…education experts from different jurisdictions come together to re-conceptualise and redesign a curriculum for the 21st century. Singapore is honoured to be invited to participate” …read more

    SingaporeKhah-Gek Low 
    Director, Curriculum Planning and Development Division
    Singapore Ministry of Education

  • Victoria

    “The innovative work of your Center as a thought leader… is both timely and important” …read more

    VictoriaRichard Bolt 
    Secretary for Education,
    State of Victoria


  • Founding foundation: Fondation Henri Moser

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • Fondation Helvetica Educatio
  • NMEF

    “…producing clearer, more appropriate renditions of educational outcomes is central to steering educational systems…” …read more

    Nicholas Donohue 
    President and CEO,
    Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF)

Academic Institutions

  • Harvard

    “The Center for Curriculum Redesign shares the goals of Harvard’s MBE initiative, in creating new practices for effective education in the 21st century – going beyond the traditional, limited views of educational practice and policy.” …read more

    Kurt W. Fischer 
    Director of Mind, Brain, & Education
    Harvard University Graduate School of Education

  • MIT

    “The work you have set out…is vitally important if we are to educate students – from kindergarten through college – in the cross-cutting, transferable skills they will need” …read more

    Lori Breslow 
    Director, Teaching & Learning Laboratory,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Olin College

    “…the need for a fresh conceptualization of education is urgent. This may be the most pressing Grand Challenge of our age.” …read more

    Richard Miller 
    President and professor,
    Olin College of Engineering

  • Stanford

    “We’ll be wise to focus on developing learners with the expertise for adapting to the increasingly rapid changes in the world.” …read more

    Roy Pea 
    Professor of Education and Director,
    H-STAR Institute


    “…we need to bring together great minds to puzzle over what people need to know and be able to do. All education, industry, and labor ministries have a stake in this work” …read more

    Doug Lynch 
    Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Education
    The University of Pennsylvania


  • Google

    “…as access to information has dramatically redefined what should be part of a 21st century curriculum, one of the most profound questions in education is ‘What should be taught in an age of Google?’” …read more

    Steve Vinter 

  • IBM

    “The CCR presciently tackles the critical question “What should be learned in an age of Artificial Intelligence?”. This effort is as far reaching as it is timely…” …read more

    Jim Spohrer 
    IBM University programs worldwide

  • Intel

    “…in our more holistic approach to systemic Education Transformation, we are working in multi-stakeholder partnerships around the globe, including Assessment, Curricula and Standards” …read more

    Martina Roth 
    Director Global Education Strategy, Research and Policy

  • Microsoft

    “[given the] prickly issue of curriculum in an age of instant and abundant information… what should we teach and what do our next generation learners need to learn?” …read more

    Greg Butler 
    Senior Director, Education Leaders Strategy

  • Pearson

    “The importance of addressing this issue cannot be underestimated…” …read more

    Ross Hall 
    Director, Education for Economic and Social Development

  • Promethean

    “…your focus on the curriculum is more important than at any time in the last 300 years with the needs of economies and society changing so fast.” …read more

    Jim Wynn 
    Chief Learning Officer,

  • Wolfram

    “I am pleased that you see the importance to humanity of achieving these fundamental changes” …read more

    Conrad Wolfram 
    Founder & Managing Director
    Wolfram Research Europe

Non-Profit Organizations

  • acara

    “We look forward to supporting your Center… as you pursue this very significant and global undertaking…” …read more

    Robert Randall, 
    Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (acara)

  • Canadian Education Association/Association Canadienne d’Education

    “We look forward… to supporting you in your efforts.” …read more

    Ron Canuel, 
    President and CEO,
    Canadian Education Association/Association Canadienne d’Education

  • ERB

    “We relish the opportunity to help redefine what it takes to be a knowledgeable, ethical, and wise citizen…” …read more

    David Clune 
    Educational Records Bureau (ERB)

  • NYHS

    “The vision that you are building to deeply redesign curricula…is key to the process of transforming education globally” …read more

    Margaret Honey 
    President and CEO,
    New York Hall of Science

  • Partnership for 21st Century Learning

    “P21 applauds the vision of CCR to redesign curricula for the 21st Century that is both relevant and engaging…” …read more

    Steven Paine 


    “CCR’s vision to challenge, explore, and redefine curriculum is critical to the future of each learner” …read more

    Heather Hoerle 
    Executive Director,

Source:  http://curriculumredesign.org/partners/#international-organizations

Leading Educators Buddies

$5 Million +

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

$1,000,000 to $4,999,999

Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
New Profit, Inc.

$500,000 to $999,999

Bezos Family Foundation
Arnold Foundation
Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation
Hall Family Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
NewSchools Venture Fund

$100,000 to $499,999

Baptist Community Ministries
New Schools for New Orleans
Booth Bricker Fund
Hyde Family Foundation
The Poplar Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
The Joyce Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

Selley Foundation
Shumaker Family Foundation
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
Capital One
RosaMary Foundation
Pro Bono Publico Foundation
Leslie Jacobs

$5,000 to $49,999

Peter and Meryt Harding
Stephen and Kitty Sherrill
J.P. Morgan Chase
Libby Dufour Fund
Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation
Sosland Foundation
Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
Greater New Orleans Foundation
HandsOn Network
Entergy Corporation
Keller Family Foundation
Chevron Humankind
Christine and Katharina Pauly Charitable Trust
Reily Foods Company
Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation

Source:  http://www.leadingeducators.org/investors/

Surge Buddies

Source:  https://www.surgeinstitute.org/donor-listing/

Insight Education Group Buddies

Implementation Partners

Districts, CMOs, & States

  • Achievement School District (TN)
  • ACCEL Charter Network (OH)
  • Alliance College-Ready Schools (CA)
  • Apple Academy Charter Public Schools (CA)
  • Baltimore City Public Schools (MD)
  • Bassett Unified School District (CA)
  • Bozeman Public Schools (MT)
  • Chicago Public Schools (IL)
  • Citizens of the World Charter Network
  • Colonial School District (DE)
  • Colorado Department of Education (CO)
  • Delaware Department of Education (DE)
  • Denver Public Schools (CO)
  • District of Columbia Public Schools (DC)
  • Dunkirk City Schools (NY)
  • Highland Falls School District (NY)
  • Gainesville Independent School District (TX)
  • The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GA)
  • Green Dot Public Schools (CA)
  • Guilford Public Schools (CT)
  • Guilford Public Schools (NC)
  • Jackson-Madison County Schools (TN)
  • KIPP LA (CA)
  • Laurens County School District 56 (SC)
  • Los Angeles Unified School System (CA)
  • Lost Hills Union School District (CA)
  • Mansfield Public Schools (CT)
  • Marion County School District (SC)
  • Marlboro County School District (SC)
  • Maryland State Department of Education (MD)
  • Memphis City Schools (TN)
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN)
  • Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township (IN)
  • School City of Mishawaka (IN)
  • New Schools for New Orleans (LA)
  • Newark Public Schools (NJ)
  • Newton County Schools (GA)
  • New York State Department of Education (NY)
  • Passaic Public Schools (NJ)
  • Ohio Department of Education (OH)
  • Queen Rania Teacher Academy (Kingdom of Jordan)
  • Racine Unified School District (WI)
  • School Districts of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Shelby County School District (TN)
  • St. Hope Public Schools (CA)
  • Summit Public Schools (CA)
  • Tennessee Department of Education (TN)
  • UNO Charter Schools (IL)
  • Syracuse City School District (NY)
  • Youth Empowerment Services (TX)

Foundations & Government

  • Aspen Institute
  • Broad Center for the Management of Schools
  • California Charter School Association
  • Education Service Center of Cuyahoga
  • Grimmway Family Foundation
  • Go! Austin / Vamos! Austin (GAVA)
  • KIPP Foundation Mass Insight Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Teach for America
  • Tennessee Charter School Incubator
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The KIPP Fisher Fellows Foundation
  • TNTP
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • University of the State of New York Regents
  • Western Region Education Service Alliance

Source:  http://www.insighteducationgroup.com/our-partners

Digital Youth Network Buddies

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

DePaul University

Source:  http://digitalyouthnetwork.org/home/about-us/funders

Education Superhighway Buddies


Source:  https://www.educationsuperhighway.org/funders/

My Future NC Buddies


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
John M Belk Endowment
Goodnight Education Foundation


NC Community Colleges
The University of North Carolina System
Public Schools of North Carolina
The William & Ida Friday Institute
Higher Education Works
The Hunt Institute

Source:  https://www.myfuturenc.org/who-we-are/funders-partners-staff/

BUILD Initiative Buddies

Source:  http://www.buildinitiative.org/AboutUs/FundingPartners.aspx

Alliance for Early Success Buddies


Source:  http://earlysuccess.org/partnerships/funding-partners


Ounce of Prevention Fund

The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest-quality care and education from birth to age five. The national policy team works with state and local leaders to build, coordinate, and protect the early childhood services and infrastructure essential to giving young, at-risk children an opportunity at success.

First Five Years Fund

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) helps America achieve better results in education, health, and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five. FFYF provides knowledge, data, and advocacy, helping federal policymakers make investments in the first five years of a child’s life that create greater returns for all.

Educare Learning Network

Educare is a research-based program that prepares young, at-risk children for school; a specially designed place that nurtures early learning and sends a bold message about the value of investing in the first five years; an innovative partnership between the public and private sectors to create a more efficient, more effective early learning program; and a compelling platform to drive change among policymakers, business leaders and early childhood providers by showing what quality early learning looks like.

Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Source:   http://earlysuccess.org/partnerships/aligned-activities

 New Leaders Buddies

  • 3M Company
  • Adtalem Foundation
  • Anonymous (8x)
  • AutoZone, Inc.
  • Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
  • Clayton Baker Trust
  • Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Belk Foundation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
  • Bright Funds, Inc.
  • Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
  • Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Capital One
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Robert Carter
  • Chamberlin Family Foundation
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Stefanie and Chase Chavin
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Hilliard Crews and Stacy McGee
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • Dudley Del Balso
  • Susan and Tom Dunn
  • Edison Properties, Inc.
  • Educate78
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Finnegan Family Foundation
  • Flora Family Foundation
  • Peter and Mary Lee Formanek
  • Sidney E. Frank Foundation
  • Gene Frantz
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • FThree Foundation
  • Fullerton Family Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Goldsmith Family Foundation
  • The John G. & Jean R. Gosnell Foundation
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • Hoffberger Family Philanthropies
  • Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • J.M. Kaplan Fund
  • Koret Foundation
  • Koshland Family Foundation
  • Legg Mason & Co., LLC
  • Lockhart Vaughan Foundation
  • Thomas J. Long Foundation
  • Morton and Sophia Macht Foundation, Inc.
  • Rika and Joe Mansueto
  • J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation
  • Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
  • Meringoff Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Jay Martin
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Garrett and Mary Moran
  • Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Newark Charter School Fund
  • NewsCorp.
  • Nicholson Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • People’s United Bank
  • Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Prudential Foundation
  • Quest Foundation
  • Rainwater Charitable Funds
  • Raise Your Hand Texas: Charles Butt and Winell Herron
  • Regions Bank
  • Rhode Island Foundation
  • Jan Rock Zubrow
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
  • Naomi Seligman
  • Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation
  • Silicon Schools Fund
  • Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
  • Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation
  • The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
  • Sylvan/Laureate Foundation
  • Jim Tanner and Catherine Allegra
  • Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.
  • Teacher Town
  • Henry Turley
  • Wallace Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • WLS Spencer Foundation
  • Wright Family Foundation

Source:   http://newleaders.org/partners/

CompetencyX Buddies



Assessment for Learning Project (ALP)

Center for Innovation in Education (CIE)

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC)


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source:   https://www.competencyx.com/about-us.html

Living Cities Buddies *


Source:  https://www.livingcities.org/about/members


The Integration Initiative

Cradle to Career Education and;


Source:  https://www.livingcities.org/about/innovation-partners

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Buddies *

Major Investors $1M+ (Cumulative Giving)

  • The Alliance for Early Success
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bezos Family Foundation
  • Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Hemera Foundation
  • The JPB Foundation
  • The LEGO Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • Palix Foundation
  • Pritzker Children’s Initiative

Current Supporters $500-999K (Cumulative Giving)

  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
  • Genentech

Current Supporters $250-499K (Cumulative Giving)

  • Anonymous
  • Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • Grand Challenges Canada
  • Simms/Mann Family Foundation
  • Tikun Olam Foundation

Current Supporters $100-249K (Cumulative Giving)

  • Connee Counts
  • Joan Einbender
  • Nathaniel Foote
  • Novak Djokovic Foundation
  • Raikes Foundation
  • José Luiz Egydio Setúbal Family

Current Supporters $50-99K (Cumulative Giving)

  • Atlas Family Foundation
  • Garza Medina Family
  • Robert and Maya Tichio

Past Supporters $50K+ (Cumulative Giving)

  • Anonymous
  • Barr Foundation
  • Casey Family Programs
  • Child Welfare Fund
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Susan Fales-Hill
  • Florida State University
  • GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Claudio Haddad
  • Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Winson Ho
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Lemann Foundation
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
  • Özyeğin Family
  • Blaise Pasztory
  • The Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Skillman Foundation
  • Eva and Harry Wilson

Source:   https://developingchild.harvard.edu/about/investors/

First Five Years Fund Buddies

  • Buffett Early Childhood Fund
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Irving Harris Foundation
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The Pritzker Children’s Initiative
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation

Source:   https://ffyf.org/who-we-are/

Children Now Buddies

Alliance for Early Success
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Broadcom Foundation
California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
DentaQuest Foundation
The Dirk & Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
First 5 Los Angeles
FIRST 5 Santa Clara
Genentech Corporate Giving
Heising-Simons Foundation
Hurlbut-Johnson Fund
The James Irvine Foundation


Kaiser Permanente
The Louis L. Borick Foundation
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Marin Community Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Morgan Family Foundation
Pritzker Foster Care Initiative
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Silver Giving Foundation
Stein Early Childhood Development Fund
Stuart Foundation
Thomas J. Long Foundation
Tikun Olam Foundation
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation
Weingart Foundation
Westly Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation

Source:   https://www.childrennow.org/about-us/supporters/

Ready by 21 Buddies


Altria’s tobacco operating companies: Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton Co.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Aspen Forum on Community Solutions
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Baxter International, Inc201.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CVS Caremark
JCPenney Afterschool
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Marriott International
Scholastic Corporation
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Source:  http://www.readyby21.org/about-us/our-funders


The Forum for Youth Investment


United Way Worldwide (UWW)

America’s Promise Alliance

Children’s Cabinet Network

Corporate Voices for Working Families

National Collaboration for Youth

National Conference of State Legislatures

Search Institute

Child Trends

Community Systems Group

David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

The Finance Project

The Gallup Organization

nFocus Software 

Results Leadership Group, LLC


Source:  http://www.readyby21.org/about-ready-21/ready-21-national-partnership

2018 Conference Sponsors and Partners


100 Million Healthier Lives

Source:  http://www.readyby21.org/nm-sponsors

National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellows Buddies

Alliance for Early Success, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation and Mattel Inc.

Source:  http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/early-learning-fellows-class-five.aspx

Learning Accelerator Buddies

The Jacquelin Hume Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Susan Oberndorf Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Overdeck Family Foundation
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
William K Bowes Jr. Foundation
New Profit

Source:  https://learningaccelerator.org

CORE Districts Buddies

Stuart Foundation

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source:  http://coredistricts.org/about-us/funders/

University Innovation Alliance Buddies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  Board on Children, Youth, and Families 2018 Report on  Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education Sponsors**

Administration for Children and
Families, HHS

Alliance for Early Success 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Foundation for Child Development

Heising-Simons Foundation

Kresge Foundation
U.S. Department of Education
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Source:  http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BCYF/Finance_ECE/index.htm

 ** Technically it’s not a group

California Guided Pathways Project Buddies


College Futures Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationthe James Irvine Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation


Foundation for California Community Colleges, the project draws on the expertise of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Bakersfield College, Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), Community College Research Center (CCRC), National Center for Inquiry & Improvement (NCII), and WestEd,  Aspen Institute, Achieving the Dream, Jobs for the Future, and Public Agenda

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, California Acceleration Project, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, California State Universities System Office, Campaign for College Opportunity, Career Ladders Project, Chief Student Services Administrators Association, Education Results Partnership, Success Center for California Community Colleges, Institute for Evidence-Based Change, Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and RP Group


Source:  https://www.caguidedpathways.org

What Kids Can Do Buddies

Adobe Systems
AT&T Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bronx New Century High Schools
Carnegie Corporation
Forum for Youth Investment
Jobs for the Future
Lyndhurst Foundation
Lumina Foundation for Excellence
McCormick Tribune Foundation
MetLife Foundation

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

NoVo Foundation 
Rural School and Community Trust
Shinnyo-en Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The New Press
The Northeast and Islands Regional Education Lab at Brown
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Source:  http://www.whatkidscando.org/aboutus/index.html

College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) Buddies

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at
Brown University (AISR)

The John W. Gardner Center for Youth
and Their Communities at the Stanford
University Graduate School of Education (Gardner Center)

The University of Chicago Consortium on
Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR)

Dallas Independent School District

Pittsburgh Public Schools

San Jose Unified School District

School District of Philadelphia

New Visions for Public Schools

Source:  http://www.annenberginstitute.org/sites/default/files/FrameworkNarrative.CRIS.pdf

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source:  http://www.annenberginstitute.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/philadelphia-pa

Get Schooled Buddies

Capital One Bank
USA Funds
Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
E3 Alliance
California Student Aid Commission
Start Somewhere
Mission: Admission
Quiero Aprender
Taco Bell Foundation

Source: https://getschooled.com/about

Univision Clave al Éxito Amigos

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, guided by the principle that every life has equal value, works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

TSTF – Too Small to Fail aims to help parents improve the welfare of their children from birth to five years old.

NPTA – National Parent Teacher Association helps all children reach their full potential by empowering families and communities.

GreatSchools – Founded in 1998, Great Schools is a national nonprofit organization that helps millions of parents find schools and help their children learn.

LAUP – Los Angeles Universal Preschool is a non-profit organization providing quality early education. Since 2004, it has touched the lives of over 100,000 children.

NCLR – the largest national organization and advocacy of civil rights for Hispanics in the United States.

LULAC – Established in 1929, LULAC is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States.

Stand for Children – Our mission is to ensure that all children have access to quality education.

PIQE – promotes bonds between parents, schools, and the community, as partners in the education of their children.

Source:  https://exito.univision.com/en/about-us/

 Univision Contigo Amigos

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

XQ Institute

Too Small to Fail


Common Sense Media

Univision’s Clave al Éxito

Source:  https://exito.univision.com/en/consejos-y-recursos/sponsors/xq-institute/

Think It Up Buddies

XQ Institute

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Entertainment Industry Foundation


Source:  http://www.thinkitup.org/supporters

Open Up Resources Buddies

The Stanford University UL SCALE team, led by acclaimed neurolinguist Kenji Hakuta, guides our pioneering approach to the integration of English Language Learner supports into our curricula.

SAP, the nonprofit founded by lead authors of the CCSS, provides essential steering for our efforts to ensure the exceptional standards-alignment of our materials.

As advocates of higher standards for all students, Achieve has led the development of the EQuIP rubric, IMET, and other key guides of our work.

The team at UnboundED has pioneered the development of curriculum-scale Open Educational Resources, and they support our efforts to scale and expand our offering.

  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

  • Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Source:  http://openupresources.org/about-us/

Higher Learning Advocates Buddies

Source:  https://higherlearningadvocates.org/about-us/

Learning 1st (L1st) Buddies

League for Innovation in the Community CollegeCoastline Community College,Pennsylvania State UniversityTroy University, the University of Illinois-Springfield, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source:   https://learning1st.org/#main-about

Mindset Scholar Network Buddies


  • Columbia University in the city of New York
  • Harvard University
  • Michigan University
  • W Iniversity of Washington
  • Northwestern University
  • Indiana University
  • University Virginia
  • Stanford University
  • Penn


Source:  http://mindsetscholarsnetwork.org/about-the-network/


NROC Project Buddies


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Source:  http://nrocnetwork.org/resources/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/11/2017-12-14-ACT-Partnership-Webinar.pdf

























New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota




South Carolina










Source:  http://nroc.org/membermap/


  • ACT College Ready
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
  • eVersity Logo
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College Logo
  • EdReady Montana Logo
  • University of Hawai'i Logo
  • Jacksonville State University Logo
  • Central Piedmont Community College Logo
  • OTAN Logo
  • STEM School Chattanooga Logo
  • WCET Logo
  • No Greater Odds Logo
  • The League for Innovation Logo
  • GlobalMindedEd Logo
  • LifeBound Logo

    Source:  http://nroc.org

Radical Hard Left Groups Part 4

I went to a part 4 because Part 3 was getting a bit long.

Groups Telling President Trump to “Stop the Hate”

American Federation of Teachers

Southern Poverty Law Center


AFT Local 604

AFT New Jersey


AFT Pennsylvania

AFT Vermont

African American Ministers In Action

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Association of University Professors

American Association of University Women

American Federation of Government Employees

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

American Postal Workers

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Amnesty International

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Association of School Business Officials

Badass Teachers Association

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Black Women’s Roundtable

Bully Project

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

Center for American Progress

Center for Community Change Action

Center for Popular Democracy

Champion Women

Change to Win


Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues


Coalition of Labor Union Women

Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York City

Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta

Courage Campaign

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Economic Policy Institute Policy Center

EdPath Specialized Learning Services, LLC

EMILY’s List

Equality Florida

Faith in Florida

Faith in Public Life

Feminist Majority Foundation

Freelancers Union

Fuse Washington

Futures Without Violence

Gamaliel Network

Girls Inc.


Good Jobs Nation

Human Rights Campaign

Illinois Federation of Teachers

Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement

Interfaith Alliance

Jewish Labor Committee

J Street

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

LEA net

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann

Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay and Transgender Justice

Rabbi Marc Margolius

Media Voices for Children

John Merrow



MPOWER Financing

Muslim Community Network

NAACP Washington Bureau

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Action Network

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Association for Bilingual Education

National Association of Letter Carriers

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Congress of Black Women, Inc.

National Council on Educating Black Children

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council of La Raza

National Council of La Raza Action Fund

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Education Association

National Federation of Nurses

National Immigration Law Center

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

National Women’s Law Center

Network for Public Education

Network for Public Education Action

Newtown Action Alliance

NextGen Climate

Not in Our Town

Operation Respect

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pride at Work


Progress Florida

Progress Michigan

Progress North Carolina

Progress Virginia

Race Institute for K-12 Educators

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

School Social Work Association of America

Schott Foundation for Public Education

Service Employees International Union

Rev. Al Sharpton

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Rabbi Susan Talve

TESOL International Association

Rabbi Rachel Timoner


Tyler Clementi Foundation

Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee


United Auto Workers

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

United Steelworkers

United University Professions

United We Dream


Voto Latino

Wisconsin Jobs Now

Working America

Workplace Fairness

Source:  https://www.aft.org/dear-president-elect-trump-stopthehate

March On Buddies


DAWN ADDIS – Women’s March San Luis Obispo 
KAREN COSMAS – March Forward Massachusetts
DANIELLE DEMATTEO – Forward March New York (NYC)
ALICIA MAE DONAHUE – Women’s March Minnesota
MELISSA FIERO – March On! Texas 
SACIA FOWLER – March On Oklahoma 
MARIE GERMAIN – Women’s March on Asheville
TEE HANIBLE – March On Veterans
LIBERTY HARRINGTON – Seattle Womxn Marching Forward
EVE HURWITZ – March On Maryland
RACHEL LABARE – March On Hudson Valley
CASSANDRA MARTINEAU – Women’s March CT – We March On
JESSICA ROGERS – March On Colorado
KATHERINE SIEMIENKO –  Women’s March Alliance (NYC)
KELLY SMITH –  Kentucky
LIISA SPINK – Seattle Womxn Marching Forward 
JESSICA SCHELLER – Women’s March Chicago 
DAWNIEL STEWART – Women’s March San Diego, Inc 
ELAYNE MOSHER CAMPOLI – Tri-County Women’s Coalition
MICHAL CATHY – Womens March Santa Barbara
EVELYN MANTILLA – CT Latinas in the Resistance
EMILY EMFINGER JOHNSON – Beyond the Women’s March
PAULA KIRMAN – March On Edmonton Collective
BEV ALLEN – March On Westcliffe
JENNA WATSON – Women’s March Coalition – UTK Chapter
VIOLET KILMURRAY – Women’s March Wisconsin
GWEN COMBS – Be the Change Alliance
JODIE LONES – Havelock Democrats
REAGAN FLAHERTY SAMPSON – March Forward Virginia
SAMANTHA MONCKTON – March On Vancouver
ANDREA TALBOT – Omaha Women’s March
ODETTE RAMOS – Baltimore Women United
LYNN CANNON – March Forward San Carlos
CHRISTINE BURKE AND/OR KAT SHORE – Justice For All Ventura County
RACHEL LABARE – U-Act (Ulster Activists)
KIMBERLY TUCKER – Indivisible757
KARYNN CAVERO – Collier Freedom


DEE BROWN – Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies
MARSHALL GANZ – Harvard University
COLIN GREER – New World Foundation
KATHY SPILLAR – Feminist Majority
AIMEE ALLISON – Democracy in Color
BOB FERTIK – Democrats.com
STEPHEN HENDEL – Hartree Partners
ALAN KHAZEI – Be The Change
JULIE NORTON – Trippi Norton Rossmeissl Campaigns
DENIELLE SACHS – Blue Sphere Foundation
J SIDER – Former Advisor to Google, Corporate Strategist


Bus for Progress Buddies

Source:   https://www.busforprogress.org/about/related-links

National Education Association Buddies

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Center for Teaching Quality

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Advancement Project 

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network (GLSEN)

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

Own the Dream

United We Dream

Source:  http://www.nea.org/home/42716.htm

Alamo Car Rental

Source:  https://www.alamo.com/en_US/car-rental/partners/partner-details/affinity/7014162-nea.html


Source:  https://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/nea-wireless.htm


Source:  https://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/nea-directv-offer.htm


Source:  https://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/nea-discount-1800flowers.htm


Source:  https://www.neamb.com/shopping-discounts/nea-costco-membership-discount.htm

Dollar Rent A Car

Source:  https://www.neamb.com/travel/dollar-car-rental-discount.htm

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Source:  https://www.neamb.com/travel/enterprise-car-rental-discount.htm

Hertz Rent A Car

Source:  https://www.neamb.com/travel/hertz-car-rental-discount.htm

National Car Rental

Source:  https://www.neamb.com/travel/hertz-car-rental-discount.htm

Red Roof Inn

Source:  https://www.neamb.com/travel/red-roof-inn-discounts.htm

Onward Together Buddies

  • Color of Change
  • Emerge America
  • Indivisible
  • Swing Left
  • Run for Something
  • Alliance for Youth Action
  • Arena Summit
  • Collective PAC
  • iVote Fund
  • Latino Victory
  • Voto Latino

Source:  https://www.onwardtogether.org/about-onward-together/

Register Blue Buddies

League of Women Voters
Seeks to improve government & impact public policies through citizen education & advocacy.

Nonprofit Vote
Helping America’s 501(c)(3) nonprofits conduct effective nonpartisan voter engagement.

Register Blue
Voter registration trainings and events. Us!

U.S. Vote Foundation
State-specific voter registration and absentee ballot requests for all voters in all states.

“Everything you need to vote.”

Source:  https://registerblue.com/resources/voter-registration/

Brennan Center
Non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice.

Campus Vote Project
Working with students to remove barriers to voting on campuses across the country.

Demand the Vote
Advocating for voter registration, education, and outreach since 2016.

Fair Elections Legal Network
Non-partisan NGO working to remove barriers to voting.

Head Count
Music. Democracy. Action.

Let America Vote
Fighting voter disenfranchisement national-wide.

Project Vote
National, nonpartisan nonprofit working to ensure that all Americans can register, vote, and cast ballots that count.

Rock the Vote
Building political power for young voters

Spread the Vote
Voter ID is voter suppression. We help people get the IDs they need.

Vote Riders
Helping citizens get the ID required to vote.

Voto Latino
Empowering the Latino community.

Source:  https://registerblue.com/resources/voting-rights/

Action Group Network
Working to move the country progressively forward in the wake of a divisive election.

Code Blue
Rebuilding a progressive voting majority in federal, state, and local government.

Turning our country blue by flipping seats in state legislatures, the House, and the Senate.

National network of groups inspired by former congressional staffers’ best practices for making Congress listen.

It Starts Today
Stop Trump and the GOP congress by funding Democrats nationwide for a cup of coffee a month.

Sister District
Matching blue volunteers with red districts for a bluer tomorrow.

Swing Left
Supporting progressive candidates in swing districts and help take back the House in 2018, regardless of where you live.

Town Hall Project
Empowering constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives.

Women’s March
Standing together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families

Source:  https://registerblue.com/resources/grassroots-resistance/

Spread the Vote Buddies


Demand the Vote Buddies


 Action Groups Network

Mobilize America Buddies