American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to professional school counselors around the globe. 

Center on Education and the Workforce - Oregon Specific and More

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. 

  • Diversity Initiative: Race, Class, & Gender

Education Northwest (EdNW)

EdNW conducts nearly 200 projects annually, working with schools, districts, and communities across the county on comprehensive, research-based solutions to the challenges they face. Learn more about their work and access resources in the area of career and college readiness. 

Higher Education Coordinating Commmission (HECC)

The HECC is a State of Oregon’s public commission and state agency dedicated to fostering and sustaining pathways to opportunity and success for all Oregonians through an accessible, affordable and coordinated network for educational achievement beyond a high school diploma. Learn more about HECC’s work on higher education strategic planning, funding, and policy; authorization of postsecondary programs and degrees; administration of key Oregon financial aid, workforce, and other programming; and evaluation and reporting on higher education efforts.  
Read about promising practices and evidence-based models for improving key education outcomes, particularly for students of color, emerging bilingual students, rural students, and students navigating poverty.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest

The RELs do work that bridges the worlds of education research and education practice. Learn more about the RELs and access their publications and event information.