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Educational Organizations

Click on the title for any of the following educational organizations to vist their website for information and resources.

Baltimore Reads
The mission of Baltimore Reads is to improve the quality of life for educationally disadvantaged adults, children, and families. They emphasize strong reading, basic and life skill proficiencies essential for continuous learning, employment, and self-sufficiency.

The Center for the Book
Explore new worlds: Read. The Center of the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read.

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
CIERA provides a number of publications, research, events and more for educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and supporters of early literacy opportunities for children.

Education Place
This site features resources for teachers, students, and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home, including activities, educational games, and textbook support for reading, math, science, and social studies.

Education Week
ED Week provides information on educational reform, schools and policies that guide them. They are supported in part by the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Education World
Education World’s goal is to make it easy for educators to integrate the Internet into the classroom. It features a search engine for only educational websites and original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to integrate technology in the classroom.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government.

First Book Organization
First Book is a national non-profit organization with a single mission: to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to read and own their first new books. They work through existing community programs and literacy efforts to provide a steady stream of new free or low cost books to elevate educational programming and improve access to reading materials. Visit their site to see what you can do to help.ok grants

International Reading Association (IRA)
The IRA seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction. It offers a number of informative online brochures that will help you with your children’s learning experiences.

Letters About Literature (LAL)
LAL is a national reading program of the Center of the Book in the Library of Congress, presented in partnership with Target and affiliate state centers of the book.

National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
The NABSE is dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African-American youth through the development and deployment of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance, and overall achievement.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
The NAESP is dedicated to ensuring that every American boy and girl receives the world’s best elementary and middle school education.

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Founded in 1904, the NCEA serves more than 7.6 million students in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, parish religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities, and seminaries.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Part of the U.S. Department of Education, the NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)
The Center’s mission is the advancement and support of literacy services for families across the United States through programming, training, research, advocacy, and dissemination of information. They support adult education, early childhood education, parent/child interaction time, and parent groups.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Their site includes an online listing of the organization’s convention, meetings, and seminars.

National Education Association (NEA)
The NEA is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education, founded in 1857. They provide online brochures that will help you build partnerships for student learning. Check out their outreach ideas for families and communities.

National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy serves as a national resource for adult education and literacy programs, coordinates literacy services and policy, and provides leadership for literacy in the United States. The Institute disseminates information on scientifically based reading research pertaining to children, youth, and adults as well as information about development and implementation of classroom reading programs based on the research.

National Gallery of Writing
The National Gallery of Writing is a website where people who perhaps have never thought of themselves as writers select and post writing that is important to them. The Gallery accommodates any composition format – from word processing to photography, audio/video recording to text messages – and all types of writing – from letters to lists, memoirs to memos.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, the National PTA provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak out on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful - in school and in life. Their site features tools, information, community, discounts, resources and more.

Reading Is Fundamental (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.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Smithsonian Libraries are the most comprehensive museum library system in the world, supporting the vital research of the Institution as well as the work of scientists and scholars near and far.

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

USA Today Education
USA Today covers contemporary issues that students can relate to and easily understand. With the USA Today Education Program, teachers can access weekly cross-curricular activities designed for use with any edition of the paper, case studies, and lessons available for all content areas.