ADVOCACY GROUPS AND INFORMATION CENTERS
Provides an overview of this advocacy group that is devoted to protecting children. Includes articles and research findings on child welfare topics, such as child abuse and neglect and child poverty.
Child Welfare League of America
Information on the oldest child advocacy organization in the United States. Includes descriptions of advocacy activities of the CWL, which is devoted to promoting policies that protect children and strengthen families.
Information on an organization that advocates for the well-being of children and families. Includes articles, data summaries, and research on such topics as the media, violence in children’s lives, children’s health issues, and child care.
Children’s Defense Fund
One of the leading child advocacy groups in the country. Information on key issues and problems facing children and families in the United States.
Dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Provide unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Education Commission of the States
Organization devoted to disseminating research and theory that can guide educational practice. Educational issues, including those affecting young children and their families.
Organization that advocates for child and family health. Summaries of pending legislation, position statements, and other resources related to health issues.
National organization that tracks the status of children in the United States and shares this information with policymakers, educators, and families. Profiles the well-being of children both nationally and state-by-state.
National Safe Kids Campaign
Organization devoted exclusively to protecting children from their number one killer: unintentional accidents. Research reports, safety tips, and statistics on childhood accidents.
Stand for Children
Issues related to children’s health and education. Policy statements on national issues, including early childhood education and health care.
United Nations Children’s Fund
Press releases, articles, and overviews of initiatives related to early care and education, gender equity, child health and mortality, and childhood survival during war and natural disasters.
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute—birth through age 12
Desired Results for Children and Families—birth through age 12
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BLOGS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Lee and Low Books (multicultural and diverse literature)
Literacy Daily (International Literacy Association
Two Writing Teachers
A Year of Reading
Choice Literacy: what’s new in literacy education
The National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE)
National Education Association
Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Children’s Health Protection
National Head Start Association
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Latino Children’s Institut
Notable Books for a Global Society
Worlds of Words
International Children’s Digital Library
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
U.S. Census Bureau
Council of the Great City Schools
Describes 155 successful urban programs.
U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Congress of American Indians
The National Urban League
CONTENT AREA PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
National Art Education Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council for the Social Studies
National Science Teachers Association
American Psychological Association
ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. ASCD’s innovative solutions promote the success of each child.
Association for Childhood Education International
Council for Exceptional Children
Organization dedicated to improving the education of individuals with special needs. Click on the “Divisions” link for information on the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), devoted to supporting young children with special needs and their families.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
SPECIAL EDUCATION WEBSITES
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Advocates for individuals who are gifted and for those with disabilities.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Smart Brief on Special Education
SmartBrief is a leading digital B2B media company. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief delivers each day’s most relevant industry news to more than 5.8 million senior executives, thought leaders and informed industry professionals.
Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE)
Designed to put practicing general educators in touch with professional development resources and to answer educators’ questions about classroom practices relating to students with disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WEBSITES
Free Technology for Teachers
Carnegie Mellon Eberly Center
Office of Technology Education
International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)
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