NS4ed partners with state and local entities to provide research, policy and practice deliverables that yield high value and actionable resources.

Digital Promise (Profile) Digital Promise was created with the mission to accelerate innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn. American education has pockets of excellence that outshine the best of the best around the world. Yet, huge gaps exist between learning outcomes, graduation rates, and college readiness of students based on race, class, and where they live. Digital Promise works to ensure that all people at every stage of their lives have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world.

High Plains Regionals Education Cooperative #3 (Profile) Dedicated to education excellence, the High Plains Regional Education Cooperative (HPREC) provides innovative and research-based support and services to member districts. As the public education landscape evolves, HPREC provides expertise, powerful tools, and systematic approaches to assist school districts in meeting educational goals.

Front Porch Studios (Profile) A dynamic podcasting studio, “Front Porch Studios” is led by Troy Price and Della Justice. Long holding a passion for radio and the dissemination of long-form conversation of the airwaves, Front Porch Studios’ leadership specializing in providing and producing information, entertaining, and personal conversation.

Imagination Library (Profile) Through the efforts of the “Imagination Library,” Dolly Parton works incredibly hard to ensure that each and every child, regardless of income or background, is literate and has the opportunity to explore a world only literature can take us too. Whether dreaming of a career as a doctor, signer, or anything else, “The seed of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.” Through more than 20 years, the Imagination Library has provided over 102,000,000 books to millions of children, sowing the seeds of greatness across the United States.

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (Profile) The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is one of eight education cooperatives in Kentucky consisting of 22 member school districts. The organization serves well over 50,000 students and more than 3,000 educators. Housing a comprehensive Special Needs Cooperative, the state’s largest non-urban Reading Recovery Program and an array of content specific projects and initiatives. There is no challenge facing our region, districts and schools that cannot be solved by the good minds and hard work of educators, students and the community at large.

Measured Progress (Profile) The mission of Measured Progress is to improve teaching and learning by providing customizable assessment products and educational services. As it extends its capabilities to meet changing assessment needs, Measured Progress remains true to its founding philosophy: Assessment is a means, not an end. It’s all about student learning.

The Metiri Group (Profile) The Metiri Group serves the education community through abroad range of consulting services to use technology in powerful and meaningful ways; and foster 21st Century Skills in students, teachers, and administrators. Each engagement is tailored to the specific needs of our clients. In addition, Metiri Group has supported education technology initiatives for corporate and non-profit clients such as Intel, Cisco and Apple with 1:1 laptop evaluation, the development of online and face-to-face professional development courses, large scale visioning, assessment tools, leadership tools, and by authoring research-based white papers on technology integration.

Partners for Education, Berea College (Profile) Partners for Education’s mission is to ensure all Appalachian students succeed at school by working with families. Family engagement links individual students with the community allowing for the development of sustainable solutions to challenges in the region. Through parents, grandparents and other care givers, Partners for Education creates a foundation for educational success using three strategies–Lifting Educational Aspirations, Building Academic Skills and Connecting College and Career–leveraging $39 million each year—to optimize results for 41,000 young people and their families.

Public Education Department, New Mexico (Profile) The Public Education Department implements objective-driven initiatives to promote growth and progress in State education. Valuing public education as a vehicle of public progress, the PED of New Mexico has made a great effort to supply support and guidance to its stakeholders, educators, parents, and, of course, students.

Universidad Metropolitana (Profile) One of the premier educational institutions of Puerto Rico, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) has made progress and growth a hallmark of their service to their students. Creating and implementing new educational models and areas of focus to broaden and expand offerings to their students.