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Amistad Academy
Amistad Academy is a rigorous, college-preparatory public charter school serving middle school students from throughout the city of New Haven, CT. Recognized by the Connecticut Board of Education and local, regional and national media for closing the achievement gap, Amistad Academy helps its urban students achieve dramatic breakthroughs in academic achievement and personal conduct, putting them firmly on the college bound path.

Achievement First
Achievement First is a school reform non-profit started by the leaders of Amistad Academy. Its mission is to drive dramatic student achievement to scale. In addition to starting new Achievement First schools, Achievement First will provide partner schools and school districts with a suite of services - teacher and leader recruiting, teacher and leader training, curriculum development, school evaluation, and logistical/operational support - necessary to ensure dramatic student achievement.

Calgary Academy
Amistad's sister school in Alberta, Canada. Started as a school for students with learning differences, Calgary has had tremendous success bringing below grade level students above grade level through research-based instructional methodologies. Inlets, Innovative Learning and Teaching Solutions, is a educational consulting and teacher training group housed at Calgary Academy

KIPP Network
The KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Network, is a national non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports outstanding teachers and run high-performing public college preparatory schools in educationally underserved communities.

Center for Education Reform
The Center for Education Reform [CER] is a national voice for more choices in education and more rigor in education programs, both of which are key to more effective schooling. It delivers practical, research-based information and assistance to a diverse audience - including parents, policy makers, and education reform groups - in taking actions to ensure that US schools are delivering a high quality education for all children in grades K-12.

U.S. Department of Education Charter School Web Site
This site provides many useful reports and links for charter school statistics and research reports, planning guides, funding information, chapter applications and other useful documents.

The Charter School Leadership Council (CSLC)
The Charter School Leadership Council (CSLC) is a coalition of diverse national organizations committed to expanding and improving the charter school movement in the United States.

National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is a nonprofit membership association of educational agencies across the country that authorize and oversee charter public schools. The web site includes an easy-to-use resource library with information on a variety of topics.

Charter Friends National Network
Charter Friends National Network's mission is to promote quality charter schools by connecting and supporting resource centers, charter school associations and other grassroots charter support organizations. CFNN provides a wide range of resource guides on all aspects of charter school development, accountability, finance, and operation.

Charter School Law
Offers a well-organized collection of charter school resources and links to the charter school community.

National Association of Independent Schools
NAIS represents 1,200 U.S. independent schools, including day, boarding, and day/boarding schools; elementary and secondary schools; boys', girls', and coeducational schools

National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education
The NCSPE at Teachers College, Columbia University conducts non-partisan research on all aspects of education privatization.

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
The mission of the National Association of Elementary School Principals is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.

National Parent Teacher Association
In the "About" section of the web site, the National PTA describes itself as "the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children."

American Federation of Teachers
As described on its web site, the American Federation of Teachers "represents one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees.

School Information Partnership (SIP)
The US Department of Education, in cooperation with the Broad Foundation, has launched the School Information Partnership (SIP), a website that provides detailed information about school, district, and state performance associated with the No Child Left Behind Act.

Education Commission of the State
In the "About" section of the web site, the ECS explains that its mission "is to help state leaders identify, develop and implement public policy for education that addresses current and future needs of a learning society."

Education Week
"American Education's Online Newspaper of Record" has an in-depth web site, with news reports, coming teacher-related events, special reports, state-related information, and searchable archives.

EducationNews.org
Updated daily, this site provides summaries and links to the top news articles and commentaries on education, from newspapers across the country and the world.

Connecticut Department of Education


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