• What We DoWhat We Do

    Founded in 1971, Knowledge Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on dramatically improving K-12 public education by advocating for the widespread, effective use of research-based knowledge in policy and practice.

    Knowledge Alliance is comprised of leading education organizations that share the belief that high-quality, relevant research is key to solving the biggest education problems facing our country today. Collectively we promote the use of rigorous research to figure out “what works,” and why, to improve student outcomes and then share those findings with policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.

    We believe that education policy and funding decisions should be grounded in research-based evidence  – not on partisan or political interests.  We advocate for federal and state policies that are supported by a strong research-base.

    At the same time, we also believe it is critical for research to be shared with educators on the front lines who are directly impacting student learning. Our expertise in applying research helps educators put research-based knowledge into practice in classrooms.