A+ Education Foundation...Working for Educational Excellence in Alabama
A+ is composed of two organizations: The A+ Education Foundation and A+ Coalition for Better Education. The A+ Education Foundation is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in public education in Alabama at the K-12 level. It studies all aspects of public education in Alabama and is involved in hands-on efforts to work with and for schools, school systems and individual educators committed to excellence in education.
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that unites leaders from business, education, state government and local communities to improve education in Georgia at both the state and local levels.
The Georgia Partnership began in 1990 when business leaders identified education as a pressing concern for economic development in Georgia. They wanted to join educators and policymakers in the quest to improve education across the state. The result was the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, an alliance of leaders who share a commitment to advancing education.
Kentucky's Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent, non-partisan organization of Kentucky parents and citizens whose mission is to give Kentuckians a voice for vastly improved education. The Prichard Committee speaks out to see that progress in education is made; recommends solutions to problems; informs the public, legislators, governors, and other education officials; stimulates and works with local parents and citizens. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence was founded in 1980 as a 30-member citizen panel to plan for the future of higher education in Kentucky. Three years later, members of this group reorganized into a new, independent organization, and dedicated themselves to advocating for improved education for Kentuckians of all ages.
Council for A Better Louisiana
The mission of the Council for A Better Louisiana is clear: CABL is a visionary, nonpartisan statewide organization which acts as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for all the citizens of Louisiana. Founded in 1962, CABL works to improve the quality of life for Louisiana citizens by raising awareness of critical issues, promoting sound policy, fostering civic leadership and championing government accountability. CABL recognizes that education is critical to Louisiana's future. CABL works to raise standards, while making public schools and universities more accountable and responsive to the needs of citizens and employers.
Public School Forum of North Carolina
The Public School Forum of NC is a not for profit policy think tank which is a partnership of business leaders, education leaders, and government leaders in North Carolina. Since opening its doors in 1986, the Forum has evolved into an organization that has made a significant contribution to schools across North Carolina. The Forum's sixty-member Board of Directors includes roughly equal numbers of the state's business leaders, elected officials and educators. In addition to research and work in the public policy arena, the Forum oversees programs in communities across the state.
The Public Education Forum of Mississippi
The Public Education Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state. Since its inception in 1989, the Public Education Forum of Mississippi has accomplished much in the area of promoting higher standards for public education.
South Carolina Center for Excellence in Education
The Center was created in 1992 to ensure the sustained involvement of the private sector in continuous education reform. It is an affiliate of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Chamber's education arm. It is governed by a board of directors and is staffed by the Chamber's vice president for education. The Center provides the state's private sector its own organization for having input into the shaping of education policy. The Center is the only entity of its kind in the State. The Center addresses issues of the K-12 system as well as the system of higher education. All the initiatives of The Center are distinguished by independent, action-based research.