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Organizations 

Teachers College, Columbia University  is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is also ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.  For more than 100 years Teachers College has engaged in research, educating educators, and preparing the next generation of education leaders

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University of Massachusetts Amherst  The University of Massachusetts Amherst (abbreviated UMass Amherst and colloquially referred to as UMass or Massachusetts) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. With approximately 1,300 faculty members and more than 30,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England and is tied for 27th best public university in the nation.  The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 111 undergraduate, 75 masters and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 

GEOSET (Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology) is a nonprofit educational initiative founded by the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto in 2006 to provide a “free resource of educational material”. Students record presentations detailing their work or interests on a subject matter. The presentations can also form part of course assessment. The main GEOSET website is a database gateway that links all the contributing institutions and the local site and contains presentations produced at the Florida State University GEOSET Studios. Some of the students who have recorded presentations have been successful in obtaining job offers when showing the video to perspective employers.

UNESCO  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes, international science programmes, the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press, regional and cultural history projects, the promotion of cultural diversity, translations of world literature, international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

Brigham Young University (BYU)  sometimes referred to colloquially as The Y is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah, United States completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church and one-third of its U.S. students are from Utah. The university's primary focus is on undergraduate education, but it also has 68 master's and 25 doctoral degree programs.  BYU offers a variety of academic programs, including liberal arts, engineering, agriculture, management, physical and mathematical sciences, nursing, and law. The university is broadly organized into 11 colleges or schools at its main Provo campus, with certain colleges and divisions defining their own admission standards.

ThinkCera  ThinkCERCA™ is an award-winning literacy platform that encourages students in grades 4 - 12 to build evidence-based arguments. ThinkCERCA allows for consistent, school-wide literacy instruction across all disciplines by utilizing relevant, leveled texts and tasks.

ChampAmerica  ChampAmerica is a New York based Workforce Development and Management Consulting firm founded in 2016.  At ChampAmerica, students and young professionals  are prepared to succeed in the current job market while helping the government and the private sector cultivate talent. Their aim is to help students, schools, companies, and government agencies better address the growing gap between education and employment, thus strengthening the overall competitiveness of our economy.

C3 Alliance  C3 Alliance is a data-driven team applying experience and expertise to forge data into usable knowledge.  Their team approach to Data Science adds capabilities that lone genius cannot and reduces key person risk.  They believe a diverse team provides broader insight and creativity resulting in culturally deeper and more balanced outcomes and believe that they can do well while doing good and have a responsibility as global citizens to use technology for benefit.