Websites

Education Recommendations

ASCD The Whole Child Initiative

“Launched in 2007, ASCD's Whole Child Initiative is an effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.”

BAM Radio

“BAM Radio is the largest education radio network in the world offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.”

Buck Institute for Education

“The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a mission driven not-for-profit organization committed to expanding the effective use of Project Based Learning.”

Coalition of Essential Schools

“The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential."

Colleges That Change Lives

"CTCL is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. Namely, we work to educate families that the criteria used by most college bound students and their counselors, such as name and prestige, do not acknowledge the importance of understanding an individual student’s needs and how they 'fit' with the mission and identity of an individual college community."

Decision Education Foundation

"The Decision Education Foundation was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to improve the lives of young people by empowering them with effective decision skills."

The Education Conservancy

"The Education Conservancy helps students, colleges and high schools overcome commercial interference in college admissions. By affirming educational values, EC works to reestablish educational authority, equity and access as college admission precepts."

Edutopia

“We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.”

FairTest

"The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial."

Most Likely to Succeed

“Change in schools seems hard but it's possible - we know because we've seen schools transform. Our team of world class experts has worked with hundreds of schools - public, private, lower grades, higher grades, urban, suburban, and rural - to improve learning.”

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

“NAIS empowers independent schools and the students they serve. The association offers research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school and board leaders.”

National PTA

“PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the country, as well as the nation’s original and premier parent involvement organization in schools.”

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

"P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops."

Health and Well-Being Recommendations

Acknowledge Alliance (formerly Cleo Eulau Center)

"Since 1994, Acknowledge Alliance has fostered the power of resilience to help build positive connections between educators and youth to open the doors to learning and well-being…while nurturing classroom wellness."

Adolescent Counseling Services

“Founded in 1975, Adolescent Counseling Services empowers youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities."

Alliance for Childhood

"The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living."

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is “an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.”

Art of Living

"The Art of Living personal development programs combine the mystical and the modern to help you create a life of purpose, joy and confidence."

The Art of Yoga Project

"The Art of Yoga Project (AYP) has a mission to lead teen girls in the California juvenile justice system toward accountability to self, others and community by providing practical tools to effect behavioral change."

Campus Calm

"Campus Calm is a leadership development and empowerment company that teaches resilience to rising women leaders."

CASEL

“CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.”

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

“CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences.”

Changing the Game Project

“The mission of the Changing the Game Project is to ensure that we return youth sports to our children, and put the ‘play’ back in ‘play ball."

Fostering Resilience

"Young people will be resilient when the important adults in their lives believe in them unconditionally and hold them to high expectations."

Half of Us

"Mental health issues are a reality for millions of people across the country. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year."

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

“The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning offers professional development workshops to K-12th Grade Educators and Administrators.”

JFCS: Parents Place

"Parents Place is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services. From everyday issues to challenges requiring specialized assessment, we help parents, caregivers and educators support children at all ages."

kidsdata.org

"Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children."

KidsHealth

"As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens."

Komuns

“A community to discover amazing family activities and connect with great parents like you.”

Mindfulness in Education Network

"The purpose of our network is to facilitate communication among all educators, parents, students and any others interested in promoting contemplative practice (mindfulness) in educational settings."

National Alliance for Youth Sports

"The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational programs and resources to improve youth sports programs."

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

"Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing 'Better Athletes, Better People' by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience."

Project Happiness

“Project Happiness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with the resources to create greater happiness within themselves and the world.”

The Resilience Project

“The Resilience Project posits that rejection, failure, or disappointment, in the context of learning, are as valuable as the success we strive for.”

We’re Talking Teen Health

"'We're Talking!' was developed by the Adolescent Interest Group (AIG) of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). It provides comprehensive health information and answers to specific questions for Bay Area teens, and serves as a resource for parents who want help in talking with their teens about sensitive issues."

We’re Talking, Too: Preteen Health

"We’re Talking, Too: Preteen Health from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation provides developmentally appropriate and medically accurate health information for preteens ages 9 - 12 and their families."

YogaEd

"Yoga Ed. is an educational company dedicated to changing education through the practice of yoga. Our mission is to empower school communities with yoga to cultivate health and wellness in children and teens."