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National Grid for Learning The UK's national focal point for learning on the Internet National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students The At-Risk Institute supports a range of research and development activities designed to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage
ERIC Searchable data base of information related to education Relational Education Two articles on the theory and practice of a form of education which places a primary focus on the development of trusting, supportive, and resilient relationships between all members of the learning community
Dusseldorp Skills Forum To create fundamental improvements in educational, workplace and community practices that result in every Australian gaining the skills, capabilities and opportunities for productive and rewarding roles in contemporary society National Center for Learning Disabilities NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Our purpose is to provide resources that enable a new or enhanced appreciation for the importance of a quality education and a high school diploma. Education Development Center A nonprofit organization committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants
YouthBOOX An action research programme aimed at 13-19 year olds. Through eight local projects and three regional live literature events it will test what works best in inspiring young people to read more widely and deeply Transformational Education A comprehensive educational approach that creates an environment which appreciates the strengths and talents and develops the potential of adolescents by responding to the needs of young adults who are not well-served by traditional public schools
Learning Disabilities Association of America At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources Paths of Learning Aims to inspire parents, teachers, and others interested in educational practices and policy to consider diverse ways in which children and adults can gain meaningful, integrated knowledge to develop their own authentic potentials
Youth Leadership and Service Team Dozens of publications, websites and other resources for people concerned with the roles of students in schools and young people in their communities Institute for Educational Leadership Policy Exchange The IEL Policy Exchange is about connecting ideas and leaders at all levels of government to make policies and programs for children and families work better. IELí s roots are in education. And, because education operates in the context of communities, the Policy Exchange brings all policy players to the table as equal partners not just education and training, but also health, social services, welfare, juvenile justice and housing
Addressing Barriers To Learning: Youth Suicide/Depression/Violence The causes of negative feelings, thoughts, and behaviors range from environmental/system deficits to relatively minor group/individual vulnerabilities on to major biological disabilities (that affect only a small proportion of individuals). Skill Promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK
Dropout Rates in the United States: 2000 This report presents national data on high school dropout rates and high school completion rates from 1972 to 2000. It also provides state level information for the 1990's Office of Vocational and Adult Education: High Schools Homepage Helping improve achievement in high schools through investment in research, identification of effective practices, and supporting state and local initiative is an important part of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education's mission
National Youth Commitment Australia's effort to provide guaranteed access for all young people with particular support for early school leavers or those facing other disadvantages, to: Complete Year 12 either at school or another recognised provider; or Obtain an education or training qualification that is at an equivalent level such as a TAFE certificate or apprenticeship; or Obtain a full-time job that is linked to education or training Centre for Popular Education The Centre is intent on studying and supporting popular education which is an educational practice that serves the interests of people who are marginalised, or/and are engaged in advocacy, social action or community development activities
EdResearch Online A database of over 11, 000 research documents and articles Alliance for Excellent Education Promotes high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life
Boys: Getting it right A report from the Australian Standing Committee on Education and Training From Streetwise to Schoolwise How a specialised literacy intervention program is helping disadvantaged young people hang in at school
The Cost of Dropping Out: The economic impact of early school leaving (.pdf file) Education and training are key drivers of economic growth, a higher standard of living and a socially cohesive community. Such a community is fundamental to our ability to succeed in a global economy and to funding the sort of lifestyle to which all Australians aspire Youth Leadership Initiative A national citizenship education and engagement program designed to involve students in the American electoral and policymaking process
Communities in Schools Champions the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life Coalition for Residential Education CORE is the national non-profit organization of residential education programs for economically and socially disadvantaged youth. CORE's mission is to promote residential education for youth whose homes or communities cannot meet their needs, and to strengthen both individual programs and the field of residential education
Scholarship America A nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization that involves communities, corporations, organizations, and individuals in the support of students Character Education If you work with kids, and you need to implement character education tomorrow, and you want some immediate help, this is where to start. But if your character education program is cruising, and you just want some additional ideas and materials, this is also where to start.
Truancy Prevention The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS), U.S. Department of Education, developed this Web site to collect and disseminate truancy-related information and resources Building Civic Education Coalitions Coalition building can provide an effective strategy to advance high- quality civic education while it models the principles of democracy
Institute for Youth, Education, and Families A national resource, providing guidance and assistance to municipal officials, compiling and disseminating information on promising strategies and best practices, building networks of local officials working on similar issues and concerns, and conducting research on the key challenges facing municipalities in these core program areas Public Education Network Builds public demand and mobilizes resources for quality public education for all children through a national constituency of local education funds and individuals
Reading International Solidarity Centre RISC works with schools, community organisations and the public; raising the profile of international issues and promoting action for sustainable development, equality and social justice  


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