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National Reading Conference

NRC is a professional organization for individuals who share an interest in research and the dissemination of information about literacy and literacy instruction.

National Reading Panel Report

In 1997, Congress asked the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.

National Staff Development Council

The Council's fundamental purpose is to address the issues confronted by all participants in the reform process. The Council views high quality staff development programs as essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance.

NEA's Help for Parents

The National Education Association has created Help for Parents to provide information and resources to help parents understand what's happening in their child's classroom.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Learning Point Associates. As a member of the Regional Educational Laboratory Network, NCREL is dedicated to providing high-quality, research-based resources to educators and policymakers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory provides research and development assistance to education, government, community, business, and labor agencies. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that serves the educational community in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands, the continental United States, and countries throughout the world. PREL bridges the gap between research, theory, and practice in education and works collaboratively with schools and school systems to provide services that range from curriculum development to assessment and evaluation.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center

The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training. PEATC builds parent-professional partnerships to promote success in school and community life.

Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program (formerly the Mother-Child Home Program) is a proven, innovative home-based literacy and parenting program serving families challenged by poverty, low-levels of education, language barriers and other obstacles to educational success.

Parents as Teachers

Parent education and readiness program supporting parent education and developmental activities with infants and toddlers. Services include home visits, group meetings, developmental screening and referral to additional resources if needed.

PBS Parents

Here you'll find information about your child's development, fun educational activities, information about PBS KIDS programs, and much more!

PBS Teachers

PBS Teachers provides educators with nearly 3,000 free lesson plans and activities tied to PBS programming. Teachers can sort lesson plans by subject area and grade level.

Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening (PALS)

PALS is funded through Virginia Reads grants and the University of Virginia. The PALS website includes: 1) a section where teachers return their class scores to UVA and receive an immediate summary report, 2) a page where principals and district representatives can receive summaries of their schools' PALS scores, and 3) more than a hundred instructional suggestions and activities, based on PALS screening sections.

Puzzlemaker

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. The tool is available for purchase from LearningStore.

Read Across America

Initially created as a one-day event to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2, NEA's Read Across America has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day.

ReadHowYouWant

ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of optimized editions on the market today. Over 1000 EasyRead® books for both children and adults are available in the formats you want and at affordable prices.

Reading A-Z

Reading A-Z offers thousands of printable teacher materials to teach guided reading, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet, and vocabulary. The teaching resources include professionally developed downloadable leveled books, lesson plans, worksheets, and reading assessments.

Reading ASSIST Institute

Reading ASSIST® Institute (RAI), a nonprofit organization, helps children with reading disabilities unlock the written word by training tutors and teachers in a phonetic-based, multisensory structured language (MSL) reading curriculum inspired by the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction.

Reading Is Fundamental

RIF develops and delivers children and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.

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