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  • American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

    A professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

    The mission of the American Association of School Administrators is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

  • American Council on Education (ACENET)

    The American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges. This cross-sector membership enables ACE to serve as higher education's unifying voice.

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

    The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and represents nearly 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates and more than 1.4 million members.

  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

    CCSSO, through leadership, advocacy, and service, assists chief state school officers and their organizations in achieving the vision of an American education system that enables all children to succeed in school, work, and life.

  • CT Association of Schools - CT Interscholastic Athletic Conference

    The Connecticut Association of Schools was created in 1953 through the merger of the Connecticut Association of Secondary School Principals and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Unlike most states which have one association devoted to professional programs for principals and another devoted to athletic and extra-curricular activities for students, CAS is a single organization serving schools, their students and staff, in all areas of operation.

  • CT Center for Advanced Technology

    CCAT employs professional education specialists with a wide range of talents and skills who promote and implement innovative, project-based science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and manufacturing (STEMM) education programs in partnership with K-12 schools and colleges and universities in Connecticut and nationwide.

  • CT Council for the Social Studies

    An affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies - "Promoting the social studies through service to teachers."

  • CT Educators Computing Association

    CECA is a nonprofit organization of professionals interested in promoting the use of technology throughout schools in Connecticut.

  • CT Music Educators Association

    CMEA is the federated state organization for MENC, The National Association for Music Education which represents the profession of music education in the United States. The Association plays an important role through its encouragement and support of the highest musical standards in our school programs.

  • CT Special Education Resource Center

    SERC is a nonprofit agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education. SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.

  • International Reading Association (IRA)

    A nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.

  • Learning Forward

    Learning Forward shows you how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so you and your team can achieve success with your system, your school, and your students.

  • National Association for Music Education

    Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.

  • National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)

    The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is the "leader in life science education." Since its inception in 1938, thousands of educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the world, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.

  • National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

    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 for all children.

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

    The National Association of Secondary School Principals--the preeminent organization and the national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders--provides its members the professional resources to serve as visionary leaders.

  • National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

    NASBE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 association that represents state and territorial boards of education. In addition to state boards of education, the NASBE membership includes associate members (typically former state board members, local superintendents and school board members, members of other education organizations, as well as others with an interest in education policy).

  • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

    The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals.

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

    NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

    NBPTS is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization. It was formed in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching and learning by developing professional standards for accomplished teaching, creating a voluntary system to certify teachers who meet those standards and integrating certified teachers into educational reform efforts.

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

    The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.

  • National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM)

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research.

  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

    Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

  • National Education Association (NEA)

    Since its beginning, the National Education Association has been ahead of its time, crusading for the rights of all educators and children.

  • National Governors Association (NGA)

    NGA has been heavily involved in education reform.

  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

    The National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, 60,000-strong. We publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college.

  • New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association (NJESTA)

    Lots of links, lesson plans and more for science teachers and students.

  • Phi Delta Kappa

    PDK is one of the largest education associations in the world and has thousands of members dedicated to improving education, including teachers, principals, superintendents, and higher education faculty and administrators.

  • Rethinking Schools

    An organization run by and for teachers, emphasizes school reform, especially problems faced in urban education, and social injustice.

  • Society of Health and Physical Education

    SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity, who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles.

  • Teacher Union Reform Network

    A group of 21 affiliates of the AFT and NEA committed to a reform agenda.

  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)

    Representing a multifaceted academic discipline and profession, TESOL offers members serial publications, books, and electronic resources on current issues, ideas, and opportunities in the field of English language teaching.


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