The Chinese Culture and Education Center/CAN International Foundation

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The Chinese Culture and Education Center (CCEC), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina has launched a new global foundation, CAN International Foundation, to support innovative programs for gifted and talented students and their educators.  CAN sponsors school, student and teacher exchange programs, “Teach Your Passion: Summer Teaching in China” programs, winter and summer camps, as well as ongoing research projects on creative curriculum development.

CLASS Coalition


The Mission:

The Coalition of Leaders for Advanced Student Success (CLASS) is working to ensure the nation's best and brightest students, regardless of income, have the skills and knowledge to succeed in school and the workforce.

Who CLASS Coalition is:
Established in 2015, the CLASS Coalition is a national association of principals and leaders from high-performing, admissions-based high schools. The coalition is focused on helping students overcome challenges and gain the skills necessary to succeed after graduation.

Connections Learning by Pearson

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Connections Learning by Pearson is a provider of targeted digital learning solutions to the K-12 education community. Pearson offers a selection of online courses that span the full STEM spectrum. Accredited by AdvancED, the program provides rigorous, standards-based courses across all grade levels, including gifted and Advanced Placement® programs in math and science. Courses are taught by teachers specially trained in online STEM instruction using the latest digital learning tools including virtual labs, simulations and more.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation supports exceptional students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, direct service, and knowledge creation and dissemination.



Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is a national nonprofit professional education association. It represents magnet schools, school district leaders, principals, teachers, parents and families, business partners, and institutions of higher education. MSA is governed by a board of directors, many of whom work in or with magnet schools. The executive committee is made up of the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Past President. The organization has a regional structure that is divided into eight geographic areas. Each is headed by a regional director who sits on the board of directors. The Executive Director and staff serve in the national office based in Washington, DC.


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