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School: The Story of American Education
The First Year
Resources for Parents and Community Members
Promoting the education, health and safety of children and
families for more than 100 years.
No baking required!
Innovative Strategies for Implementing the National Standards
for Parent/Family Involvement Programs
Links to National PTAs Education Program publications,
videos, and other parenting resources
U.S. Department of Educations Partnership for Family
Involvement in Education
Learn more about current efforts increasing family participation
in childrens learning and visit the list of PFIE publications.
Get Involved! How Parents and Families Can Help Their
Children Do Better in School
Read steps you can take to improve your childrens education.
Questions Parents Asks About Schools
Read parents questions and survey results about: Starting
School; School Work; Homework; Preparing for a Career;
Safety; Family Expectations.
The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in
NCPIE is dedicated to developing effective family/school
partnerships in schools throughout America.
National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
NPIN provides parenting materials and related information to
parents and those who work with parents.
The National Parenting Centers ParenTalk Newsletter site
includes articles in the categories of adolescence, preteen,
preschool, toddler, infancy, newborn and pregnancy.
Resources for Educators
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
AACTE is a national, voluntary association of colleges and
universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to
prepare professional educators.
American Federation of Teachers
The AFT is a trade union representing one million teachers,
school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health
care professionals, and state and municipal employees.
Kenan Best Practices Center
The Best Practices Center within the Kenan Center for
Universities, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina
Center for School Leadership Development, has established
this site as a clearinghouse of information related to exemplary
programs, policy, and schools. The Center will serve as a
source for disseminating best practices for the continuing
professional development of school-based educators.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an
independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has
established high and rigorous standards for what accomplished
teachers should know and be able to do. The organization
operates a national, voluntary system to assess and certify
teachers who meet these standards.
The National Education Association The National Education
Association has 2.3 million members who work at every level of
education from pre-school to university graduate programs.
NEA state affiliates regularly lobby legislators for the resources
schools need, campaign for higher professional standards for
the teaching profession, and file legal actions to protect
National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Centers Teacher Leadership for
Professional Development Program offers free training and
technical assistance to prepare teachers for new roles as
professional development seminar coordinators. TeacherServe
lists rigorous lesson plans for high school English and history
The National PTA
The National PTA (Parent-Teacher Associations) is the oldest
and largest volunteer association in the United States working
exclusively on behalf of children and youth. In addition to
encouraging parent and public involvement in the public
schools of this nation, the mission of the National PTA also
includes assisting parents in developing the skills they need to
raise and protect their children.
The Nations Report Card
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress,
also known as the Nations Report Card, has assessed the
academic performance of fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders in
a range of subjects, including reading, mathematics, science,
writing, history, geography, the arts, and other fields.
The 21st Century Teachers Network
The 21st Century Teachers Network (21CT) is a nationwide,
non-profit initiative to assist K-12 teachers in learning and
effectively integrating technology in the curriculum for improved
student learning. 21CT is a free network for teachers led by
teachers that seeks to empower teacher leaders by connecting
them with people and resources that will create teacher-driven
professional development programs.
US Department of Education Teachers Website
Ten articles on Teacher Quality such as So You Want to Be a
Teacher and Teachers Share Their Wisdom give detailed
information on resources for recruiting and becoming a teacher
as well as for professional development. Funding sources and
classroom resources are also listed.
What Matters Most: Teaching For Americas Future
What Matters Most: Teaching For Americas Future, is a
blueprint for recruiting, preparing, and supporting excellent
teachers in all of Americas schools. This 1996 report was
produced by the National Commission on Teaching and
Americas Future, a blue-ribbon group of 26 public officials,
business and community leaders, and educators. The
Commission is chaired by former North Carolina governor
James B. Hunt Jr. of North Carolina.