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CALIFORNIA TOMORROW
1904 Franklin St. Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 496-0220
Website: www.californiatomorrow.org
e-mail: ct411@californiatomorrow.org
Their mission is to help create a fair and equitable society which promotes full participation of all people, values culture, language and racial identity, and embraces diversity by supporting individual, institutional, and community transformation.through action research, policy advocacy, and capacity building.

 

EDSOURCE
520 San Antonio Road Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 917-9481
http://www.edsource.org
edsource@edsource.org
A nonpartisan and nonprofit organization working to clarify complex issues in California public education.

EDUCATION TRUST-WEST
520 W. Third Street Suite 204
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 465-6444
http://www.edtrust.org
mpointer@edtrust.org
An independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kidergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth.

ED VOICE

1107 Ninth Street Suite 730
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-3868
http://www.edvoice.org
info@edvoice.net
A union of education advocates whose interest is the passage of laws that will help public schools do a better job preparing students to meet the challenges of the future.

INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY, EDUCATION, AND ACCESS
1041 Moore Hall, Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 206-8725
Fax(310)206-8770
http://www.ucla-idea.org
idea@ucla.edu
IDEA is a network of UCLA scholars and students, professionals in schools and public agencies, advocates, community activists, and urban youth. IDEA's mission is to make high quality public schooling and successful college participation routine occurrence in low income neighborhoods of color. Research and advocacy are the tools IDEA uses to empower individuals, build relationships, and create knowledge for civic participation and social change.

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY
566 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-2280
http://www.weingart.org/institute
institute@weingart.org
The institute, a project of the Weingart Center, is a non-profit, non-partisan, research and policy organization serving the research and networking needs of academics, government, community-based direct service agencies, policy-advocacy organizations, the media, philanthropic organizations, policymakers and other members of the community involved with the issues of homelessness and poverty.

PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA
500 Washington Street Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 291-4400
http://www.ppic.org
A public policy and research institution which aims to inform public discussion by providing careful analysis, and provide policymakers with objective research and nonpartisan advice that is critical to developing innovative solutions in a new era.

RAND CORPORATION
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3208
(310) 393-0411
http://www.rand.org
correspondence@rand.org
A non-profit institution that addresses the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world.

POLICY ANALYSIS FOR CALIFORNIA EDUCATION (PACE)
UC Berkeley School of Education
3653 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
(510) 642-7223
http://pace.berkeley.edu
pace123@socrates.berkeley.edu
Pace is an independent policy research center whose primary aim is to enrich education policy debates- from preschool through college- with sound analysis and hard evidence.

SOUTHERN CAL. LIBRARY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES & RESEARCH
6120 South Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 759-6063
http://www.socallib.org
archives@scallib.org
The Library offers unique and accessible collections and programs on Southern California's social and progressive history. We engage people across generations in using history to advance social justice.


THE CENTER FOR THE FUTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
133 Mission Street Suite 220
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-3628
http://www.cftl.org
info@cftl.org
A public, nonprofit organization dedicated to stregthen the continuing development of California's teacher force in order to provide a rigorous and balanced curriculum for all students. The center is committed to guiding and sponsoring initiatives, including research that focus on improving teacher quality, and improving learning conditions in high-poverty, low-performing schools in California


THE TOMAS RIVERA POLICY INSTITUTE
University of Southern California
School of Policy, Planning and Development
650 Childs Way, Lewis Hall Suite 102
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 821-5615
http://www.trpi.org
info@trpi.org
A nonprofit, policy research organization whose goal is to provide information to policymakers and political leaders regarding the issues and complexities that characterizes the U.S. Latino population.

UC ACCORD
University of California All Campus Consortium on Research and Diversity
Located at UCLA
1041 Moore Hall
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095
http://www.ucaccord.org
ucaccord@ucla.edu
UC ACCORD, All Campus Consortium On Research for Diversity, is an interdisciplinary, multi-campus research center devoted to a more equitable distribution of educational resources and opportunities in California‚s diverse public schools and universities. ACCORD harnesses the research expertise of the University of California to identify strategies that will increase college preparation, access, and retention.

UCSC New Teacher Center
University of California, Santa Cruz
725 Front Street Suite 400
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
http://www.newteachercenter.org
info@newteachercenter.org
( 831) 459-4323
A national resource dedicated to teacher development and the support of programs and practices that promote excellence and diversity in America's teaching force.


WWW.EDFORDEMOCRACY.ORG
Department of Teacher Education
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street.
Sacramento, CA 95819
http://www.edfordemocracy.org
ken_futernick@csus.edu
( 916) 278-5953
The Teacher Quality Index developed for this website by Dr. Ken Futernick is a standardized rating system that reflects the credential status and experience level of teachers at each public K-12 school in California. In addition to the TQI, this website also provides an indication of how underqualified teachers are distributed within each school district in California.