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Organizations and Web Sites

Recommended Links

For Principals

The following are recommended links for principals. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

American Association of School Administrators

AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA's mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

American Federation of Teachers

A group of teachers founded AFT to protect their professional interests, benefit the people they served, and create strong local unions affiliated with the labor movement. The AFT has grown into a trade union representing workers in education, health care, and public service.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the mission of forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners. Founded in 1943, ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; initiates and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students; and serves as a world-class leader in education information services.

Designs for Change

The basic mission of Designs for Change is to serve as a catalyst for major improvements in the public schools serving the 50 largest cities in the country, with a particular emphasis on Chicago.

Education Week

This online edition of America's top educational newspaper features daily news and current, as well as archived issues of Education Week and Teacher Magazine.

EducationNews.org

Updated daily, this site provides summaries and links to the top news articles and commentaries on education, from newspapers across the country and the world. Free online subscription allows you to receive a daily e-mail news update.

Federal Education Association

An affiliate of the National Education Association, FEA supports literacy through advocacy, support of teachers, and conferences.

LEARNS

Linking Education and America Reads through National Service (LEARNS) is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL),the Bank Street College of Education BSC), and the Southern Regional Council (SRC.) LEARNS provides training and technical assistance to projects focused on literacy and education, including Americorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve. For more information, please view the following websites: NWREL: educationnorthwest.org/ BSC: www.bnkst.edu/ Southern Regional Council: www.southerncouncil.org/

Mid-Atlantic DBTAC

We provide training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology (IT) to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC).

Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory

McREL draws upon the best of more than 30 years of education research to create practical, user-friendly products that help educators create classrooms that provide all students with opportunities for success.

National Association of Elementary School Principals

The mission of NAESP is to lead in the advocacy and support of elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.

National Association of School Psychologists

The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhancing independence, and promoting optimal learning. This is further accomplished through state-of-the-art research and training, advocacy, ongoing program evaluation, and caring professional service.

National Association of Secondary School Principals

NASSP, a professional organization that assists middle level high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring principals with programs on supervision, curriculum, and staff development and advances middle level and high school education through advocacy for and promotion of secondary education.

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

NCPIE is dedicated to developing effective family/school partnerships in schools throughout America.

National Education Association

Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims more than 2.5 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. At the national level, NEA's work ranges from coordinating innovative projects to restructuring how learning takes place to fighting congressional attempts to privatize public education.

National Parent Teacher Association

National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities. PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.

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.