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Professional Associations

The following are membership organizations for professionals in the education field. Click on the name below to go to the organization's web site.

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 Council for Teachers of English

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

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 Even Start Association

The mission of the National Even Start Association is to provide a national voice and vision for Even Start Family Literacy programs. The purpose of the Even Start Family Literacy Program is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities for families. This is accomplished by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy and adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified literacy program. Even Start is implemented nationally through cooperative projects that build on existing community resources, creating a new range of services for children families and adults.

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.

Public Library Association

PLA's purpose is to advance the development and effectiveness of public library service and public librarians. The association exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.

TeachingLD

TeachingLD provides resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities, including content about assessment, instruction, and policy. Topics include curriculum-based measurement for monitoring student progress; teaching methods such a co-teaching and direct instruction; and current issues such as response-to-intervention models.

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