American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social, and career development so they achieve success in school and beyond. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 31,000 professional school counselors.
Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools (CIS) works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources. CIS strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.
Browse this library of free games and activities including songs, stories, workbooks and lesson plans, all developed by education experts. Subjects covered include math, reading, writing, and foreign languages.
The Knowledge Matters Campaign is an advocacy initiative focused on the critical role of knowledge-building. It’s time to restore history, science, geography, art, music, and more to the education we give to all students, especially those least likely to gain such knowledge outside school. Greater comprehension, critical thinking, curiosity, and equality will be our reward. Educators need to devote more time to building vocabulary and knowledge in science, social studies, and the arts — starting in early childhood. Policymakers need to create incentives for districts and schools to make long-term investments in building academic knowledge. Parents need to demand a well-rounded education and read aloud, visit museums, and discuss current events with their children.
National Center for Families Learning
The National Center for Families Learning (formerly the National Center for Family Literacy) inspires and engages families in the pursuit of education and learning together. Since 1989, the NCFL has helped families make educational progress by pioneering and improving family literacy programs. NCFL offers free resources for parents, educators, and community organizations.
National Parent Teacher Association
National PTA is 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.
NEA's Help for Parents
The National Education Association has created Help for Parents to provide information and resources to help parents understand what's happening in their child's classroom.
New America Foundation Early Education Initiative
The Early Education Initiative seeks to promote a high-quality and continuous system of early care and education for children from birth to age 8. The Early Education Initiative seeks to promote a high-quality and continuous system of early care and education for all children, birth to age 8. It is an initiative of the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute.
Raising a Reader
A program to help families build and sustain reading routines in their homes, with special attention to highest-risk for educational failure. The program helps families understand why sharing books regularly matters; excite children and families with award-winning books each week that build the book sharing routine; and establish connections to libraries to maintain literacy habits at home.
Read to Me
The Read to Me program offers a hands-on series of activities and supervised practice sessions that guide teen parents and other moms to read with their babies. The goals of te program are to: pffer reading as a resource to young moms for pleasure, parenting tips, and psychological insights; stimulate imaginations and initiate early literacy education; and improve the potential for healthy parent-child relationships.
RTI Action Network
The RTI Action Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. The goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students — including those with learning disabilities — are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful.
Scholastic Parents provides information about child development, tips on how to support your child's academic and social growth in school, booklists, and themed activities for learning at home..
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states, and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation — grade-level reading by the end of third grade.
The Walking Classroom program is an in-school obesity intervention that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong fitness habits for all students while addressing different learning styles. The method combines standards-aligned academic content and exercise during the regular school day. Using WalkKits pre-loaded with a year's worth of standards-aligned audio content, students walk, listen and learn.