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Recommended Links

Alphabetical Listing by Name

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

You can also see this list organized by type of organization, by focus, or by audience.

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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality Improvement Centers

The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality Improvement Center is an entity that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate training and technical assistance to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs nationwide.

Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP)

MLAP works to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers' working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition, and general welfare. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Art Adventures

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Art Adventure program is an example of a collaborative effort between the museum and the public schools. The program's volunteers visit classrooms with art posters related to a specific theme, such as animals or celebrations. The site offers samples of some of the posters used.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Article on LEAP Program

Describes the Shakopee school district's LEAP program designed to help ELLs get ready for college.

Minnesota Humanities Center

The Minnesota Humanities Center conducts professional development opportunities; creates and disseminates educational resources; partners with other organizations to offer humanities programs statewide; and operates a full-service meeting and event center.

Minnesota State Parent Information Resource Centers

The Minnesota PIRC is a statewide project that helps parents to become more involved in their children's education and helps schools to design and implement parent involvement policies.

Minnesota TESOL

MinneTESOL is a professional association of teachers of English as a Second Language in Minnesota and neighboring states dedicated to the education and support of students acquiring English at all levels of public and private education.

Minnesota Zoo: Virtual Wolfquest Game

Students learn about the life and habits of wolves by creating a wolf "avatar" and playing a survival wildlife game on computer.

Mississippi Association of Educators

Mississippi Association of Educators 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.

Mississippi State Parent Information Resource Centers

The goals of Mississippi State PIRC are to implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers and other school personnel in meeting the educational needs of children.

Missouri NEA

Missouri NEA 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.

Missouri State Parent Information Resource Centers (Springfield, MO)

The Missouri PIRC-Southwest provides parents, community organizations, early childhood caretakers and educators, and schools with training and information on how children develop and what they need to succeed in school.

Missouri State Parent Information Resource Centers (St. Louis, MO)

The Missouri PIRC serves parents, schools, and community organizations throughout the state by providing a wide range of information, training, technical assistance, and resources to help parents promote their children&s achievement in school.

Misunderstood Minds

The PBS documentary Misunderstood Minds shines a spotlight on learning differences and disabilities. Produced and directed by renowned Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk, this 90-minute special shows the children's problems in a new light, and serves as a platform to open a nationwide dialogue on how best to manage young, vulnerable, and misunderstood minds.

Mobility International USA

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is an internationally recognized non-profit with a mission to empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.

Montana State Parent Information Resource Centers

The overall aim of the Montana Parent Information and Resource Center (PLEIDES) is to support and provide resources to parents and schools throughout Montana, particularly in the state's Native American and disadvantaged communities, to implement effective polices, programs and activities that ensure the active involvement of parents in the improvement of their children's academic achievement.

Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide

This guide to more than 50 websites was created to assist multicultural educators in locating educational resources on the Internet.

Multicultural Resource Directory from the Oregon Department of Education

This is a downloadable file that lists many wonderful multicultural websites focusing on different ethnic groups, professional and student organizations, and multimedia resources.

Museum of Science: Field Trip Activities

The website from the Boston Museum of Science offers examples of field trip activities that students can try, as well as downloadable worksheets and chaperone guides.

Museum of the American Indian

This museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the American Indian. Many readings, online events, and museum resources are available to educators on this site.

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