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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

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CAL: Cultural Orientation Resource Center

The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center provides technical assistance regarding the cultural and community orientation refugees receive, either before their resettlement in the United States or after their arrival, as well as about their likely resettlement needs. The COR Center is part of the Center for Applied Linguistics.

CAL: ELL Testing & Assessment Resources

CAL presents a number of projects and resources designed to encourage and foster higher levels of academic achievement among English language learners through its assessment projects.

CAL: What Teachers Need to Know About Language

This digest from the Center for Applied Linguistics summarizes a paper by Lily Wong Fillmore and Catherine Snow, "What Teachers Need to Know About Language." Discusses areas such as language acquisition, why English is difficult to learn, and error correction for ELLs.

California and Nevada TESOL

CATESOL, which represents teachers of English language learners throughout California and Nevada, promotes excellence in education for English-language learners and a high-quality professional environment for their teachers.

California Association of Bilingual Education

The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California.

California DREAM Act

This website provides information about California's DREAM Act, as well as steps for filling out an application.

California Dropout Research Project

The California Dropout Research Project addresses the educational crisis of dropouts in the California school system through the synthesis of research to inform policymakers and the larger public about potential solutions.

California Federation of Teachers

As the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the CFT represents faculty and other school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC)

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) maintains a comprehensive collection of health education materials for professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs.

California State Parent Information Resource Centers (Modesto, CA)

Project CAL-PIRC supports Parent Information Resource Center Hubs in three regions of the State which provide services to immigrant parents, including Russian (Northern California), Hispanic and Hmong (Central Valley) and Hispanic (Inland Empire, Southern California) families.

California State University Library System: Multicultural and Ethnic Groups Selected Resource Links

Links to resources for educators including research articles, country, and ethnic group information.

California Teachers Association

California Teachers Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.

California Teachers Association

The California Teachers Association (CTA) is California's largest professional employee organization, representing more than 340,000 public school teachers, counselors, psychologists, librarians, other non-supervisory certificated personnel, and Education Support Professionals (ESPs). CTA is affiliated with the 2.8 million-member National Education Association (NEA).

California Tomorrow

Founded in 1984, California Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that has built a strong body of research and experience supporting individual, institutional, and community change work around matters of diversity and equity in: public schools, community building organizations, family serving institutions, early childhood programs, organizations, family serving institutions, early childhood programs, philanthropy, and the after school/youth development arena. Californians Together Member.

California Youth Services

California Youth Services is a multi-service nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of programs and services to include education, prevention, intervention, assessment, and counseling that assist and support adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to address life's challenges specializing in issues related to substance abuse, delinquent behavior, mental health struggles, and families in crisis.

Californians Together

Californians Together is a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, education advocates and civil rights groups committed to securing equal access to quality education for all children, specifically underserved English Language Learners.

Camp Silos: Why Take a Field Trip?

A thorough checklist of field trip preparation and logistics for a successful experience.

Campaña Quetzal

Campaña Quetzal is a coalition of parent, youth, individuals, educators, and organizations committed to unleashing the academic and personal potential of each Latino student and eliminating the academic achievement gap.

Capitol Region Education Council (CT)

CREC began as a grassroots organization of local school districts in Connecticut working together to solve common problems. Its mission is to work with boards of education of the Capitol Region to improve the quality of public education for all learners.

Capstone Press

Bridgestone books' list of non-fiction books at the 2nd–4th grade reading level.

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