Resources for Education, Educational Data, Educational Ethics, Character Development, Philosophy, and Policy

Resources for Education, Educational Data, Educational Ethics, Character Development, Philosophy, and Policy

Resources for Education, Educational Data, Educational Ethics, Character Development, Philosophy, and Policy

The field of ethics is broad and deep, abstract and applied, and ranges across varied professions. Many of the following sources apply to the philosophical nuances of ethics character development education. Several others provide general education resources. Each description is taken verbatim from the respective website.  This list is incomplete and periodically updated. Inclusion does not imply endorsement; exclusion does not imply disapproval.  Suggestions for additions or modifications should be sent to Jim Lane, senior research fellow, at  

Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

The Alliance works to encourage the development and implementation of federal and national policies that support effective high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment. It works to synthesize and distribute research and information about promising practices that enlightens the national debate about education policies and options. The Alliance provides sound, objective, nonpartisan advice that informs decisions about policy creation and implementation. Working with educators, researchers, business leaders, citizen groups, and decision makers at the local, state, and national levels, the Alliance develops federal policy recommendations and advocates to policymakers in the federal government.

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

American Institute for Research (AIR)

One of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

Within the United States and internationally, AIR will be the preeminent organization that

  • produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce; 
  • addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities;
  • designs and advances statistical and research methods;
  • causes practitioners and organizations to adopt evidence-based practices; and informs public understanding and policymaking by the best evidence.

Association for Educational and Communications Technology

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.

Association for Middle Level Education

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world. AMLE is committed to helping middle grades educators:

  • Reach every student                  
  • Grow professionally                     
  • Create great schools

Association for Moral Education

The Association for Moral Education (AME) provides an international forum for the interdisciplinary study of the moral and ethical dimensions of human development and education. The Association is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation among scholars and practitioners considering all aspects of moral learning, development and action across the life-span in multiple roles and contexts, including the school, family, workplace, congregation, and the larger society.  The Association emphasizes self-reflective educational practices that value the worth and dignity of people as moral agents and that require opportunities for ethical engagement and moral dialogue.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Based at Indiana University, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a comprehensive, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics.  Through its individual and institutional members, APPE supports and trains the next generation of faculty and professionals, works to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and to advance public dialogue in ethics and values.

Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics

The broad purpose of the AAPAE is to encourage awareness of applied ethics as a significant area of concern, and to foster discussion of issues in applied ethics. It provides a meeting point for practitioners from various fields together with academics with specialist expertise. It welcomes everyone who wants or needs to think and talk about applied or professional ethics. The AAPAE also attempts to foster connections with special interest groups. The AAPAE does not endorse or support any particular viewpoint, but rather aims to promote a climate in which different and differing views, concerns, and approaches can be expressed and discussed.

Bonner Center for Character Education

We believe that the education of children is a moral endeavor. It is the duty of the teacher to reveal the fundamental truths of human experience. It is the duty of the teacher to make meaning and to foster understanding. It is the duty of the teacher to help students explore humanity and to value it. Irresponsible or careless instruction may have profound effects on children's future and should not be tolerated.

California Department of Education Character Education Resources

Resources to build and develop character in youth; supports the core values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs

From our base in Atlantic Canada the Centre undertakes collaborative research and education on ethics. This collaboration involves partnerships with the major shapers of public life: Government, the business community, NGO’s and public service agencies. Through the provision of consultation services, and the sponsorship of research, public discussion, and education, the centre assists these partners as they seek to integrate ethics into their public practices and policies.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

The Mission of Carnegie Council is to enlarge the audience for the simple but powerful message that ethics matter, regardless of place, origin, or belief.  Since our founding by Andrew Carnegie a century ago, we have been one of the world's top creators of nonpartisan educational resources on international ethics used by professionals, journalists, educators, students, and the greater public.

Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility

The Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility is a university-wide center that supports student and faculty ethics-related education and activities, as well as outreach to community, private and public institutions. The Maguire Ethics Center seeks to recognize, honor, and model ethical behavior; provide moral reflection on the contemporary issues; and celebrate ethics that reflect SMU's fundamental goals.

Center for Character and Citizenship

At the Institute for Global Ethics, we provide a wide range of services and tools to foster informed ethical decision-making for corporations, government agencies, schools, and not for profit organizations. Our purpose is to encourage ethical action and help improve the ethical climate of all groups we work with. We do not seek to tell others what to think, but instead, we offer tools to help individuals navigate through difficult ethical issues.

Center for Character and Social Responsibility, Boston University

The mission of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility is to support the professional development of individuals and institutions which seek to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills in the areas of character development and social responsibility consistent with principles of healthy personal development.

Center for the 4rth and 5th Rs

The Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility), located in SUNY Cortland's School of Education, was founded in 1994 by education professor and psychologist Dr. Thomas Lickona. Its mission is to promote the development of performance character and moral character—excellence and ethics—in schools, families, and communities.

Center for Global Learning Beyond School

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with major centers and public buildings in New YorkHong Kong and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington, DC and Zurich.

Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers

The Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University (CSCD@RU) has been established to provide guidance, networking and evaluation services for educators, parents and community members in order to help them ensure that children are nurtured in safe and caring schools guided by agreed upon core ethical values.

Center for the Study of Ethical Development

Housed at the University of Alabama, The Center for the Study of Ethical Development (the Center) began in the early 1970s as faculty and students from various disciplines began to meet informally to discuss research on moral development. The major activity of the Center has been research with the Defining Issues Test, a measure of moral judgment development.  However, attention has also been given to other research tools, especially as a wider conception of moral development has emerged. The Center remains a loose confederation of scholars.  Empirical research remains the focus of the Center, in contrast to other centers that sponsor public forums and speak to issues of the day. 

Centre on Values and Ethics

COVE is a Carleton University Research Centre dedicated to research and knowledge exchange in values and ethics. COVE’s vision is centred on the idea that there is no human activity in which questions about values and ethical principles do not arise. Answers to these questions can have consequences, both positive and negative, on the policies and behaviour of public institutions at all levels. In turn, the choices about values in these institutions have an effect on individuals, families, nations, minorities, and the environment. One of the most important exercises, therefore, is to deliberate about values and make sure that decisions concerning those values are responsive to the voices of reason and humanity.

Character Education

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides a variety of resources for both educators and the general public regarding character education.

Character.Org is an organization of passionate people advocating for integrity, honesty, respect, and other core ethical values to be fused into education for the betterment of our nation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Collaboration for Ethical Education at Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Collaboration for Ethical Education builds ethical community and character. The Collaboration envisions a world in which media, sports, and schooling embrace opportunities for ethical leadership and intentionally promote ethical growth. The Collaboration accomplishes its goals by fostering scholarship and developing resources for education, sports, and media.

Consortium for Policy Research in Education

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) seeks to contribute new, evidence-based knowledge to inform important decisions of education policy and practice.  CPRE is a network of renowned researchers from universities and other institutions across the United States who study and publish on a range of topics relevant to education from early childhood to higher education at the local, state, and national level.

Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life

The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life promotes interdisciplinary learning about morally central questions concerning public policies and social, political, and economic processes. Here are some of our activities, with links to further information.

Council for Social Foundations of Education

The purpose of the Council is to provide a forum among learned societies and individual scholars in the humanistic and social foundations of education for developing, discussing, approving, and implementing policies regarding matters of mutual interest among members. Such matters may include, but are not limited to, standards related to the preparation and licensure of educators and accreditation of education programs or units.

Dartmouth Ethics Institute

Through research and dialogue on emerging ethical issues, the Ethics Institute serves the needs of the Dartmouth community as well as the larger academic community.

Diane Ravitch’s Blog

A site to discuss better education for all.

Domain Based Moral Education

Moral education is becoming an increasingly popular topic in the fields of psychology and education. However, considerations of the role schools can and should play in the moral development of youth is the subject of controversy. Systematic research and scholarship on moral development has been going on for some time, and educators wishing to attend to issues of moral development and education may make use of what has been learned through that work. On this site you will find current research from a wide variety of sources on developmental approaches to Moral Education. The site emphasizes the work of DBME Scholars, but serves as a source for current work in Moral and Character Education.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security.  To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America.  EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Based at Harvard University, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics seeks to advance teaching and research on ethical issues in public life. Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.

Education Week

Education Week has provided thorough and thoughtful analysis of K-12 policies, practice and research for more than 25 years.

Emory Center for Ethics

An international leader in the exploration of ethics, the Emory Center for Ethics is dedicated to exploring how ethical issues underlie the decisions that shape our minds, lives, and society. To do so, scholars from across the university gather at the Center to collaborate and study. The Center also hosts public programs, partners and consults with private and public community organizations, and teaches students at every level of university life. The Center is committed to asking tough questions and developing strategies to help enable people and organizations put ethics into practice.

Ethics and Compliance Initiative

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) empowers its members across the globe to operate their businesses at the highest levels of integrity. ECI provides leading ethics and compliance research and best practices, networking opportunities and certification to its membership, which represents more than 450 organizations across all industries. ECI is comprised of three nonprofit organizations: the Ethics Research Center, the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute. 

Ethics and Morality in the News

News about Ethics, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.


EpistemeLinks was started in 1997 and later grew to include over 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and had several additional features. After becoming increasingly out of date, the site was taken down in 2011. This page now provides selected links to some outstanding resources for philosophy. Please Note: is not currently being maintained or updated with new links

HBCU Digest

We look forward to engaging with you about news, culture, commentary and investigative views of the international Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) community.

Homeroom: The Official Blog of the Department of Education

Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa

The Centre strives to bring together educators, researchers and students from other disciplines based on the need to approach issues regarding human rights from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective, both in order to respect such rights and to explore that which they require in a complex, interconnected world. The HRREC benefits from a bilingual and bijuridical environment. The Centre privileges research, teaching and outreach partnerships, with academic units, governmental and civil society organizations.

Institute of Education Sciences

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. We are independent and non-partisan. Our mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public. Thomas W. Brock, commissioner of the National Center for Education Research, has been delegated the duties of IES director. Learn more about Dr. Brock

IES conducts six broad types of work that addresses school readiness and education from infancy through adulthood and includes special populations such as English Learners and students with disabilities.

Institute for Educational Inquiry

The Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by John Goodlad to advance the Agenda for Education in a Democracy. The IEI is an independent, nonprofit corporation that grew out of the long-time work of the Center for Educational Renewal (CER) in the College of Education at the University of Washington. The Institute is funded completely by the generous support of many philanthropic foundations dedicated to supporting education. The many funders of the Institute and Center are listed here. See the Center for Educational Renewal for the earlier history and genesis of the IEI.

International Center for Academic Integrity

The International Center for Academic Integrity works to identify, promote, and affirm the values of academic integrity among students, faculty, teachers, and administrators. This website contains information about the Center and its activities, with a members area hosting resources and information about ICAI projects and a ListServ for exchanging ideas and information.

International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University

The mission of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is to develop effective responses to conflict and injustice by offering innovative approaches to coexistence, strengthening the work of international courts, and encouraging ethical practice in civic and professional life.

Institute for Global Ethics

At the Institute for Global Ethics, we provide a wide range of services and tools to foster informed ethical decision-making for corporations, government agencies, schools, and not for profit organizations. Our purpose is to encourage ethical action and help improve the ethical climate of all groups we work with. We do not seek to tell others what to think, but instead, we offer tools to help individuals navigate through difficult ethical issues.

Institute for Educational Inquiry

The Institute for Educational Inquiry (IEI) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by John Goodlad to advance the Agenda for Education in a Democracy. The IEI is an independent, nonprofit corporation that grew out of the long-time work of the Center for Educational Renewal (CER) in the College of Education at the University of Washington. The Institute is funded completely by the generous support of many philanthropic foundations dedicated to supporting education. The many funders of the Institute and Center are listed here. See the Center for Educational Renewal for the earlier history and genesis of the IEI.

Interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University

The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University was launched in 2011. The Institute is dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life.

John Dewey Society

The purpose of the John Dewey Society is to foster intelligent inquiry into the pressing social, cultural and educational problems of our time, especially those pertaining to the place and function of education in resolving such problems, as well as to share, discuss, and disseminate the results of such inquiries. The John Dewey Society is also a space for building and sustaining the networks of students and scholars of the philosophy of John Dewey and American Pragmatism. 

Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

Based at the University of Birmingham UK, The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. The Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life. The Centre is a leading informant on policy and practice in this area and through its extensive range of projects contributes to a renewal of character virtues in both individuals and societies.

Kenan institute for Ethics

We are an interdisciplinary “think and do” tank committed to promoting moral reflection and commitment, conducting interdisciplinary research, and shaping policy and practice. At Duke, we serve as a central node for analysis, debate, and engagement on ethical issues at and beyond the university. The Kenan Institute for Ethics currently features work in global migration, human rights, regulation, moral attitudes and decision-making, and religions and public life.


Every student experiences meaningful personalized learning that enables him or her to thrive in college, career and civic life. By delivering innovative education approaches and advancing aligned policies, KnowledgeWorks activates and develops the capacity of communities and educators to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive. Through our portfolio of school and community approaches, we provide innovative tools, training and assistance to school leaders, teachers and community stakeholders.

Leadership for Social Justice AERA SIG

The purpose of the Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group is to promote social justice teaching, research, service, and policymaking agendas, with the corollary aim of seeking to proactively improve educational leadership as a means of addressing equity concerns for underrepresented populations throughout P-20 education; also to share innovative, promising, and research-based programs, policies, and teaching strategies and proactively advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations in educational leadership.

Learning Forward: The Professional Learning Association

Learning Forward shows you how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so you and your team can achieve success with your system, your school, and your students.  We are the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change.

The Learning Policy Institute

The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.  The group is headed by Linda Darling-Hammond, a leader in educational research.

Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program

The Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program (MEPAP) at the University of Montana is charged with conducting research and educational activities focusing on the relationship of values to institutions and public affairs.  Our courses, seminars, lectures, and conferences examine the role that ethical values can and should play in public life, the moral quandaries faced by those who govern, including both philosophical and practical dimensions of political ethics, and the issues of leadership and character in public service.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics helps people make the kind of choices that inspire trust.  In our focus areas - bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, government ethics, Internet ethics, leadership ethics, and nonprofit ethics - we work with scholars and professionals to apply ethical ideas to the very real problems people encounter. We examine the obstacles to ethical action in many areas of our lives and develop tools to help people perform at their best.

Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University

Established in 1992, MCCE provides resources to schools, businesses, and community organizations promoting character education and development. MCCE’s primary efforts are focused on identifying and sharing with schools throughout Maryland best practices and resources in character education.

Moral Development and Education AERA SIG

The Moral Development and Education Special Interest Group seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue that encompasses schools and classrooms but also lifespan development. Our AERA sessions include symposia, paper sessions, roundtables and posters. Our business meeting brings in as a speaker a leader in the field of morality.

Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics

The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics seeks to develop our capacities for ethical reflection, moral leadership, and responsible action by engaging community members in scholarly dialogue, intellectual analysis, and self-examination about contested ethical issues.

National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education

The National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education began as a result of collaboration among a group of middle level professors from across the nation. The purposes of the organization are to: 

·       Provide a professional network to enhance the exchange of information and ideas, as well as, to encourage the discussion of topics related to the preparation of middle level educators, 

·       Contribute to the development of an expanded middle level research base, and provide additional means for sharing and disseminating current research and ideas among those interested in middle level education, 

·       Serve actively as advocates for the middle school movement, especially in terms of promoting middle level concepts among various publics commonly dealt with in the preparation of middle level educators, and 

·       Share in the advocacy for the middle school movement by supporting the stated purposes and goals of the Association for Middle Level Education.  

National Bureau of Economic Research

Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.
NBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics and they employ many different methods in their work. Key focus areas include developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

The Center’s mission is to contribute to improved student achievement through enhanced policies and practices in educational assessment and accountability. We carry out our mission by working with states and other educational agencies to design and implement effective assessment and accountability policies and programs.

National Center for Professional and Research Ethics

Our web site is powered by the HUBzero software developed at Purdue University. HUBzero was specifically designed to help a scientific community share resources and work together with one another. Users can upload their own content--including tutorials, courses, publications, and animations--and share them with the rest of the community. But each hub is more than just a repository of information. It is a place where researchers and educators can share data and simulation tools online. Users can launch simulations and post-process results with an ordinary web browser--without having to download, compile, or install any code. The tools they access are not just web forms, but powerful graphical tools that support visualization and comparison of results.

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

The National Council of Professors of Educational Administration is committed to the practice and study of educational administration. Established in 1947, the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) continues its commitment to serve the interests and needs of professors of educational administration and practicing school leaders.

National Education Policy Center (NEPC)

Housed at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) sponsors research, produces policy briefs, and publishes expert third-party reviews of think tank reports. The Center’s publications are written in accessible language and are intended for a broad audience that includes academic experts, policy makers, the media, and the general public. Our goal is to provide high-quality information in support of democratic deliberation about education policy. 

National School Climate Center

Our goal is to promote positive and sustained school climate: a safe, supportive environment that nurtures social and emotional, ethical, and academic skills.  NSCC is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, we enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Foundation’s mission:  To stimulate transformative change of public education systems across New England by growing a greater variety of higher quality educational opportunities that enable all learners—especially and essentially underserved learners—to obtain the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to become civically engaged, economically self-sufficient life-long learners.  We envision an education system where learning transcends the traditional school calendar and setting. We envision a system where students progress based upon mastery of a skill or topic, rather than time spent in a classroom.

National Network of Partnership Schools

Established at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, NNPS invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join together and use research-based approaches to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success in school.

Network for Public Education

A 501(c)4 advocacy group whose goal is to fight to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen our public school system, an essential institution in a democratic society.  We will accomplish this by networking groups and organizations focused on similar goals in states and districts throughout the nation, and share information regarding policies and legislation that affect public schools. We issue reports and action alerts on policies and legislation of interest to public school advocates.  The group is co-founded by Diane Ravitch.

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

We believe that underlying today’s modern ethical conflicts is a broader argument between complex traditions of moral thought and intellectual inquiry. Our approach to ethics, then, begins from the supposition that systematic and rational discussion of these problems must be rooted in traditions of thought and practice. Recognizing, too, that ethical issues are always in part a function of cultural formation, the Center for Ethics and Culture is interested in exploring in an interdisciplinary way the formative role and ethical implications of art, literature, music, media, technology, law, science, and politics in modern society.  As a traditions-based center committed to our Catholic intellectual heritage, we welcome engagement and dialogue with all moral traditions as we grapple with the most pressing and complex questions of ethics, culture, and public policy today.

NYS Allies for Public Education

Parent, educators and community members who firmly believe in the power of public education and its fundamental link to the success of a thriving community and a transparent, democratic government.  We believe excessive testing and inappropriate sharing of private student data without parent consent threaten the future of our students, our schools, and our state.   While meaningful assessments are an essential component of a world-class education, the NYS Common Core standardized assessments are aligned with unproven reforms neither supported by vigorous research nor vetted by educators and parents. - See more here.

Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Administration

OCPEA's membership consists of professors, adjunct professors, graduate students, retired professors, and supporters of school administration preparation programs across Ohio. In July 2005, OCPEA became officially affiliated with the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA).

Philosophy of Education Society

The Philosophy of Education Society is an international forum that promotes the philosophic treatment of educational practice, policy and research, advances the quality of teaching the philosophy of education, and cultivates fruitful relationships between and among philosophers, philosophers of education and educators.

Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions

The Poynter Center is an endowed ethics research center at Indiana University Bloomington. The Poynter Center is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries. We feature and support work by scholars in all disciplines and professions.

Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State

Based at Penn State, the mission of the Rock Ethics Institute is to promote ethical literacy and catalyze ethical leadership throughout the Penn State community and to foster interdisciplinary ethics research designed to address significant social issues and pressing world problems. 

School for Ethical Education

The School for Ethical Education (SEE) teaches strategies to put ethics in action for positive student character formation. SEE’s programs help teachers provide students with opportunities to recognize ethical situations, make and prioritize an ethical judgment and demonstrate the will and skill to act on that judgment.

Southeast Philosophy of Education Society

Members of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society (SEPES) seek to

·      promote the philosophic treatment of problems in education;

·      promote the clarification of agreements and differences among different philosophies of education through discussion afforded by annual meetings;

·      advance and improve teaching in the philosophy of education in postsecondary educational institutions;

·      cultivate fruitful relationships between philosophy of education and other areas of philosophy; and

·      encourage promising students to enter and participate in the field of philosophy of education.

Teaching Tolerance

Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

“The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the nation's leader in advancing educational excellence for every child through quality research, analysis, and commentary, as well as on-the-ground action and advocacy in Ohio.”

United States Department of Education

University Center for Human Values at Princeton

Established in 1990 through the generosity of Laurance S. Rockefeller ‘32, the University Center for Human Values fosters ongoing inquiry into important ethical issues in private and public life and supports teaching, research, and discussion of ethics and human values throughout the curriculum and across the disciplines at Princeton University.

Women Leading Education

Scholars across the globe created the Women Leading Education Across the Continents (WLE) group at a conference held in Rome in 2007.  The goal was to fill a vacuum of information – an understanding of the status of women in educational leadership, in both basic and higher education, from both a qualitative and quantitative view.  The group emerged with the following goals: to gather data from an increasing number of countries across all continents regarding the number of women represented in positions of leadership in both higher and basic education; to describe issues which either are barriers or facilitators regarding the ability of women to attain the highest levels of educational leadership; to bring those issues to life through an analysis of the lives and stories of women within the group; to impact research, policy making and practice through wide presentation, publication and an online gender audit.

York Collegium for Practical Ethics

The York Collegium for Practical Ethics organizes a seminar series that addresses issues related to practical ethics on a monthly basis. It may also work with other organizations to organize workshops and conferences on practical ethics.  One of the Collegium's goals is to raise awareness of practical ethics and to facilitate the integration of ethics into the everyday life of the surrounding communities, including businesses, government, and the professions.