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Associations and Organization Resources by Subjects: Home: Subjects: A-C

A list of Associations and Organizations related to education subjects in grades Pre-K-12.

Black History

American Civil Liberties Union: Racial Justice
The Racial Justice webpage of the ACLU website provides information and news stories about current issues relating to racial justice and civil rights.
Grades: 9 - 12


Learning for Justice
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free video kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: Pre-K - 12


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Career Eduation

ACTEonline (Association for Career and Technical Education)
ACTE helps prepare youth and adults for successful careers. This website includes links to career and technical education sites, information on high demand occupations and legislative alerts on education funding. Sample lesson plans are available in The Educator Resource Center.
Grades: 6 - 12
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Headquartered at the University of Minnesota, NCSET works with educators, community professionals, employers and families to support youth with disabilities in their education and transition needs. The NCSET website offers national, state and local assistance and planning information for secondary and post-secondary education, employment and independent living.
Grades: 9 - 12
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) works to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the U.S. by developing and distributing scientifically based information. It provides technical assistance and professional development for CTE practitioners in secondary and post-secondary education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Grades: 9 - 12

Children's & young Adult Literature

ALAN Review
ALAN Review is a peer reviewed journal about young adult literature. ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents) is part of the National Council for Teachers of English. There is a two year gap before free access to the journal is made available to non-subscribers.
Grades: 6 - 12
ALSC: Association for Library Service to Children
Lists current and past winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals, as well as other notable books and media for children. Also features "700+ Cool Sites for Kids."
Grades: PreK - 12

Civics & Government

Civics Education Initiative
This non-profit initiative wants to require high school students to pass the United States Citizenship Civics Test as a requirement for graduation (the same test that is required for citizenship). This organization believes that learning this information will result in better informed, and more highly engaged citizens.
Grades: 9 - 12
The Supreme Court Historical Society
The Supreme Court Historical Society is a private non-profit organization which collects and preserves the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. It supports educational programs and includes several lesson plans on the website (under Learning Center). The History of the Court and How the Court Works pages also contain valuable teaching resources and quizzes.
Grades: 6 - 12

Copyright & Plagiarism

Center for Social Media
Founded in 2001 by the School of Communication at American University, the Center for Social Media investigates and sets standards for the fair use of media in our society. Codes of best practices for Fair Use for Online Video, Open Courseware, Media Literacy Education, and others are available at this website.
Grades: Pre-K - 12
Copyright Resources for K-12 Schools
Resource guide that includes links to copyright websites, interactive tools, videos, lesson plans and sources for copyright free images, audio, etc. Compiled by the Education Librarian for Cheng Library of William Paterson University.
Grades: K - 12
United States Copyright Office
Includes federal regulations regarding copyright, directions on how to register for a copyright, and official filing procedures. Administered by the Library of Congress.
Grades: 9 - 12

Counseling & Student Services

Counseling and Student Services

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
ASCA represents school counselors and promotes professionalism and ethical practices. The organization focuses on professional development, the enhancement of school counseling programs, and research towards effective school counseling practices.
Grades: K - 12
Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
AET is a national professional association that develops standards, training programs and public awareness of the practive of educational therapy for children and adults with learning disabilities. The website provides information about membership, certification, professional development, and research.
Grades: K - 12
National Association of School Psychologists
With the theme: "Helping children achieve their best. At school. At home. In life.," this website provides support and resources for psychology students, early professionals and working school psychologists, as well as for families and other educators. It includes information about standards, professional development, advocacy and other professional issues. Its resource list includes information on crisis resources in numerous foreign languages.
Grades: K - 12
National Child Traumatic Stresss Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides resources for parents, teachers and others to provide support to traumatized children and adolescents. Resources are available for all types of traumas from natural disasters, physical and sexual abuse, terrorism, and acts of violence.
Grades: Pre-K - 12
National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. This website provides background about various mental disorders, as well as information about clinical trials, research, statistics, etc. Free publications are available. Part of the National Institutes of Health.
Grades: Pre-K - 12
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
SAMHSA, an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services, was established "to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities." This website provides information and resources about the prevention, treatment and recovery from a wide range of health issues. Topics covered include suicide prevention, recovery from disasters, alcohol abuse and substance abuse. Within most of these topics a variety of print and online resources can be retrieved. Available in multiple languages.
Grades: Pre-K - 12