History of the NSRF® organization

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The National School Reform Faculty® organization is a professional development initiative of the Harmony Education Center in Bloomington, Indiana. We train educators across the United States and around the world to use NSRF® protocols and activities in the development of Critical Friends Group® work.

The NSRF organization was originally founded in 1994 by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. During the summer of 2000, Critical Friends Group training and the NSRF organization moved to the Harmony Education Center and became self-sustaining.