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EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS:

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The National PTA

The National PTA, founded in 1897, encourages its more than 6.5 million members to be involved in key child education and welfare issues. The organization serves as an advocate for children and families in schools, the community, and before government agencies.

Reading is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF)

RIF develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read. Through a national network of teachers, parents, and community volunteers, RIF programs provide books and other essential literacy resources to children, at no cost to them or their families. RIF focuses on the nation's neediest children, from birth to age 11.

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

The AASA encourages and supports school district superintendents to take a leadership role in connecting schools with families and other community agencies. AASA is the professional organization of nearly 16,500 education leaders across the United States and Canada and in many other parts of the world.

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

The American School Counselor Association is the national organization that represents the profession of school counseling. ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices. The ASCA mission is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and the development of all students.

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

ASCD 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.

The ASPIRA Association, Inc.

ASPIRA is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire." Since 1961, ASPIRA has provided a quarter of a million kids with the personal resources they need to remain in school and contribute to their community. Most mainland Puerto Rican leaders today were encouraged by ASPIRA during their adolescence.

Communities in Schools (CIS)

CIS is the nation's largest stay-in-school network, serving more than 300,000 young people through 135 local programs in 30 states. The mission of CIS is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life.

By bringing existing resources, services, parents and volunteers into a school, CIS works to meet children's needs so that they can concentrate on learning. Local CIS programs are independently incorporated, nonprofit community, city, or countywide public/private partnership organizations. They address the stay-in-school problem within their communities (and related problems affecting youth and their families) by adapting the CIS process to the needs and resources of the community.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

The National Association for Music Education (MENC)

MENC is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. It is the only national association that addresses every aspect of music education-- band, chorus, orchestra, general music, teacher education, and research. MENC's more than 70,000 members represent all levels of teaching, from prekindergarten through postgraduate. Since 1907, The National Association for Music Education has worked to ensure that every student has access to a comprehensive, sequential, and high-quality program of music education.

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

NASSP is the preeminent organization for middle level and high school leaders representing a diverse membership. NASSP will be at the forefront in establishing standards for exemplary schools and leaders by fostering a greater understanding of the global marketplace, the impact of technology, and the effects of the information age on teaching and learning. Membership in NASSP includes a wide variety of people interested in secondary education.

National Education Association (NEA)

NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA's over 2.4 million members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as over 13,000 local communities across the United States, all striving to ensure a quality education for each and every student.

National School Boards Foundation (NSBF)

The National School Boards Foundation brings important school governance information to parents. The National School Boards Foundation was launched by the National School Boards Association, and is dedicated to preparing school board members to be catalysts for systemic reform in the public schools.

National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)

Since 1935, the National School Public Relations Association has been providing school communication training and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Dependent Schools in Europe. NSPRA's mission is to advance education through responsible communication. With 60 years of experience, NSPRA has a reputation in the field for practical approaches to solving school district and agency communication problems.

Public School Review

Public School Review lets you find free, detailed profiles of public schools and their surrounding communities.  Use our site to browse schools in each state. You can also find nearby schools, view school agency rankings, or find the most expensive towns/counties!
Private School Review

Private School Review lets you find free, detailed profiles of private schools and their surrounding communities.  Use our site to browse schools in each state. You can also find nearby private schools or find the most expensive towns/counties!
 

FAMILY EDUCATION SITES:

Worksheet Library is home to over 5,000 printable K-6 worksheets for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Many of our worksheets are available at no charge.  We also offer a free extensive library of teaching tip articles from our staff:
Family Education Network
Useful information and interactive communication tools to help busy parents help their children succeed. Includes quizzes, polls, discussion groups and articles on parenting and education subjects. Also includes a network of local school Web sites, with school calendars and community-level info enabling parent-school connection.
New York Times Learning Network
The New York Times Company reaches more than 17 million people through its diverse group of newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations, and electronic information and publishing. Their core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high quality news, information and entertainment. The New York Times Learning Network is dedicated to providing news resources to parents, students, and teachers on the web.
Teacher Vision
TeacherVision.com is an on-line community of teachers that provides resources and lesson plans specifically designed for teachers, by teachers, in an easy-to-use, convenient format. TeacherVision.com also provides an environment for teachers to share their ideas, opinions, and techniques with their colleagues across the country.
Harcourt, Inc.
With over 120 years of developing children's educational materials, Harcourt is dedicated to helping teachers and parents give K-12 learners a richer, more dynamic learning experience. We employ a team of experts who develop world-class materials, including curriculum-based textbooks, workbooks, CD-ROMs, audio cassettes, videos, games, and manipulatives. You may remember our family of companies from your own school years: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Harcourt School Publishers, and Steck-Vaughn Publishing Company. You may also know Harcourt Trade titles from the bookstores: we carry a wide range of award-winning fiction and non-fiction books. We care about children's learning in and out of school -- visit us to see how we can make learning come to life.
Infoplease
Information Please« places the resources of an entire reference information center at your fingertips -- for free. Information Please combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. Information Please also offers distinguished almanac publications and reference databases with a rich tradition of more than 50 years of publishing.
PTA Central
We are a new educational information website which focuses on parental involvement in schools. We provide relevant educational links for Parent Teacher Groups on a local, state and national level. Our goal is to become a leading educational resource for Parent Teacher Organizations.
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