the number three ranked graduate school of education in the nation, provides an optimal setting for the conduct of education research that aims to have a practical and meaningful impact on teaching and learning. NCPI benefits from the high level of expertise so prevalent throughout the college’s faculty members, as well as their commitment to high quality, rigorous research with important implications for educational practice.
The RAND Corporation
is a nonprofit research organization providing objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND offers six decades of experience and insight from a wide range of disciplines, including statistics, psychology, economics, and other fields relevant to state and local education policy analysis. With a long history of research sponsored by government agencies, foundations, and private-sector organizations, RAND has conducted studies on a variety of pressing issues in education, including analyses of K-12 assessment and accountability, school reform, and teachers and teaching.
The University of Missouri-Columbia
is the largest and oldest college in the state of Missouri and offers The Economic & Policy Analysis Research Center, housed within the Department of Economics. The research center’s primary focus is to provide expert economic analyses on a wide variety of topics, and it maintains an extensive economic, demographic, and financial database. The center’s staff and fellows have written extensively on applied microeconomic issues – including public finance, public policy and education – in order to inform a wide variety of topics for the business community, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies. The university’s Department of Economics also offers a faculty with extensive expertise, serving in editorial capacities for academic journals, and consulting for businesses and governments.
Peabody Research Office
Research is one of the core missions of Peabody College. The Peabody Research Office (PRO) provides research support to the Peabody community and facilitates new research collaborations and initiatives. PRO provides assistance in developing research proposals to outside grant agencies, develops tools for standardized budgeting, and provides oversight management of sponsored programs. PRO also provides training in pre-award and post-award grants management.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
at Texas A&M University is committed to educating principled leaders in public service. The mission of the school is to educate principled leaders in public and international affairs, conduct research, and perform service. Inspired by President Bush’s vision and committed to its mission, the Bush School offers a comprehensive educational experience designed to cultivate professionalism and principle in public service. All academic programs integrate three components – a carefully-designed curriculum, experiential learning, and self-study – each of which reinforces and contributes to the others.
Battelle for Kids
is a national, not-for-profit organization that provides strategic counsel and innovative solutions for complex challenges facing today’s public schools. The organization offers expertise in the areas of education, technology, communications and human capital development. They specialize in the creation and implementation of value-added analysis, formative assessment, strategies for recognizing and rewarding teaching excellence and performance management initiatives. Over the past eight years, Battelle for Kids has worked on school improvement and capacity-building in districts within Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. In partnership with NCPI, they will work with the center to address shared goals of improving teaching effectiveness and student learning.
The Peabody Professional Institutes (PPI)
provide a unique opportunity for professional learning at Peabody College targeting educators and administrators from across the nation and around the world. These rigorous educational experiences are designed to provide interested education, business, and citizen leaders with an opportunity to directly interface with Peabody faculty and staff for multi-day, intensive workshops around crucial educational research findings and topics.
The Nashville Alliance for Public Education (NAPE)
was established in 2002 by a group of corporate and civic leaders dedicated to improving public education in Nashville, Tennessee through broader and deeper community engagement. Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Nashville Public School Board and the Director of Schools, the Alliance identifies areas of need and impact, channeling private community resources toward programs that accelerate progress in the district’s schools.
The Corporation for Public School Education K16 (cpse-K16)
is a private, educational consulting firm incorporated in the state of Texas. Its mission is to improve public schools, universities and colleges through program evaluation, educational policy research, and best practice studies. In conducting its work, cpse-K16 utilizes various strategies, including experimental and quasi-experimental designs as well as quantitative and qualitative methods.