AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 13,000
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.
AASA’s major focus is standing
up for public education.
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 64,000 members. Its mission is
to promote the highest quality library and information services and
public access to information. ALA offers professional services and
publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories
from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from the Washington Office.
The Gateway to Educational MaterialsSM
is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access
to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state,
university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
GuidanceChannel.com, a brand of Sunburst Visual Media,
is an online portal that offers newsletters and an online magazine
including insightful articles, thought-provoking interviews, tips
website reviews, and other content that addresses the social,
emotional, and educational issues facing today`s youth. We are an
educational publishing company that develops award-winning guidance and
health videos, DVDs games, activity books, curricula, pamphlets and
print materials for the K-12 school market.
For over 30 years, SVM has been producing the highest quality
guidance and health programs. From the start, SVM`s mission has been to
enhance learning and help teachers get students thinking and talking
about the difficult issues they face every day. SVM`s reputation as the
recognized leader in the field of guidance and health, is built on its
ability to present tough-to-teach topics in a realistic,
non-judgmental, and captivating manner. SVM prides itself on
consistently providing educators with award-winning programs in such
areas as: anger management, bullying & harassment, character
education, violence prevention, conflict resolution, drug abuse
prevention, sex education, career education, health, and parenting
Sunburst Visual Media is a division of Global Video LLC and proud member of the School Specialty Family.
The Center for the Book was established in 1977* to use the resources
and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading,
libraries, and literacy. Within the Library, the center is a focal
point for celebrating the legacy of books and the printed word.
Outside the Library, the center works closely with other organizations
to foster understanding of the vital role of books, reading, libraries
and literacy in society. On behalf of books and reading, the Center
for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of
ideas--both nationally and internationally.
A partnership between the government and the private sector,
the center depends primarily on tax-deductible contributions from
corporations and individuals to support its overall program of
of interest to both the general public and scholars. Its major
themes and interests are reading and literacy promotion, the
role of books and reading in today's society, the international
role of books, the recognition and celebration of America's literary
heritage, and the history of books and print culture.
The catalytic function of the center has expanded dramatically
since 1984 with the establishment of affiliated
centers for the book in 50 states and the District of Columbia,
a reading promotion partners program
that includes more than 80 national civic and educational organizations,
and a broad network of national and international
organizations and programs that promote books, reading, and
libraries including several centers for the study of the history
of the book located in academic or research organizations.
In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary
School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and
national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant
principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States
and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to
promote excellence in school leadership.
The mission of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is
to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level
principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all
NAESP is the strongest unified voice for pre-K-8 leaders across the U.S. and around the world.
NAESP was founded in 1921 by a visionary group of principals who sought to advance the profession.
The National Education Association(NEA)
is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is
committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 2.7 million
members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university
graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state, as
well as in more than 14,000 local communities across the United States.
National Council for the Social Studies is an association of
more than 26,000 educators who have come together to strengthen the
social studies profession and social studies programs in the schools.
NCSS Members take advantage of award winning publications,
recognition programs, conferences, information services, and special
offers. Whether you're looking for lesson plans, textbooks, or new
insights, you'll find it in NCSS. (Plus, you'll save with your
As a member, NCSS offers you opportunities to meet and exchange
ideas with colleagues through state and local councils, Special
Interest Groups, and job-alike groups. We also invite you to
participate in the council's important work. Serving on an NCSS
committee, you can test and expand your leadership skills and increase
your professional contacts.
Members receive receive The Social Studies Professional,
our fact-filled newsletter, 6 times a year. It's packed with timely
information on professional development opportunities, new teaching
resources, upcoming meetings, student contests, upcoming television and
media programming, and much, much more.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and
headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in
the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science
teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than
55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators,
scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved
in and committed to science education.
Solano County Reading Association (SCRA) is a non-profit professional
organization comprised of educators, others interested or
involved in all aspects of reading and language arts in kindergarten
through high school. SCRA, an affiliate of the California Reading
Association (CRA) and the International Reading Association (IRA),
serves Solano County’s public and private schools.
The U.S. Education Department was created in 1980 by combining offices
from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its
mission today — to ensure equal access to education and to promote
educational excellence throughout the nation.
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