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Association for Career and Technical Education

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. ACTE’s core purpose is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. The strength of ACTE is reflected in its diverse membership composed of more than 27,000 career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, post-secondary and adult levels.

Website: www.acteonline.org

Association of School Business Officials International

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO International) is a professional association that provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices and professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources. ASBO International represents around 6,000 school business officials employed in public and private school entities, as well as community and junior colleges and state departments of education. Members include non-instructional employees at the local, state and national levels from specialized areas in school business management, as well as the generalized field of school business administration.

Website: www.asbointl.org

Council for Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

Website: www.ccsso.org

Learning Forward (previously known as the National Staff Development Council)

Learning Forward’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves. Learning Forward is an international association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional development.

Website: www.learningforward.org

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves 27,000 elementary and middle school principals nationwide. Dedicated to educational excellence and high professional standards among K-8 educators, NAESP works at the national, state and local levels to help school leaders provide the best possible education to the children and youth. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, NAESP has an affiliate in every state and the District of Columbia.

Website: www.naesp.org

National Association of Secondary School Principals

In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assitant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership. NASSP provides its members with the professional research-base and peer-tested resources, and practical tools and materials they need to serve as visionary school leaders. NASSP also promotes the intellectual growth, academic achivevement, character and leadership development, and physical well-being of youth. NASSP is proud to have founded and to administer the National Honor Society®, the National Junior Honor Society®, and the National Association of Student Counsils®.

Website: www.principals.org

National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA) is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA has 2.5 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as in over 13,000 local communities across the United States.

Website: www.nea.org

National Middle School Association

Since its inception in 1973, National Middle School Association (NMSA) has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle level grades. With over 30,000 members representing principals, teachers, central office personnel, professors, college students, parents, community leaders, and educational consultants across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries, NMSA welcomes and provides support to anyone interested in the health and education of young adolescents. In addition, NMSA has a network of 58 affiliate organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia that strengthen outreach to the regional, state, provincial, and local levels.

Website: www.nmsa.org

National Parent Teacher Association

The National Parent Teacher Association is the oldest and largest volunteer association in the United States, working exclusively on behalf of children and youth for over 100 years. The National PTA consists of more than 6.5 million members, over 26,000 local units in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Pacific Congress, and European Congress (serving Department of Defense schools overseas). Members include parents, teachers, students, and other child advocates.

Website: www.pta.org

National School Boards Association

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the nationwide advocacy organization for public school governance. NSBA’s mission is to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary schools through local school board leadership. Founded in 1940, NSBA is a nonprofit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NSBA represents 95,000 school board members. These board members govern 14,722 local school districts that serve more than 45 million public school students – approximately 90 percent of all elementary and secondary school students in the nation.

Website: www.nsba.org

National School Public Relations Association

Since 1935, the National School Public Relations Association has been providing school communication training and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Dependent Schools worldwide. NSPRA’s mission is to advance education through responsible communication. They accomplish that mission through a variety of diverse services that they provide to their members and to other school leaders.

Website: www.nspra.org

Phi Delta Kappa International

Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization’s mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.

Website: www.pdkintl.org

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a national, voluntary organization of colleges and universities with undergraduate and/or graduate programs that prepare professional educators. The Association’s more than 700 member institutions include private, state, and municipal colleges and universities. Together, they graduate more than 85 percent of new school personnel entering the profession each year. In addition, AACTE has a small but growing number of affiliate members, including state departments of education, educational laboratories and centers, and foreign institutions and organizations. The Association acts as a catalyst for innovation in teacher education.

Website: www.aacte.org

American Association of School Administrators

Founded in 1865, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is one of the longest-standing professional education leadership organizations in the nation. Its more than 15,000 national and international members include superintendents, central office administrators, principals, and board members, as well as professors and others who prepare educators for leadership positions. AASA’s focuses on four major areas of work. These areas include: Improving the condition of children and youth; Preparing schools and school systems for the 21st century; Connecting schools and communities; and Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders.

Website: www.aasa.org

American Association of School Personnel Administrators

The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) is an international organization that serves and represents human resources professionals in education. AASPA members play an essential role in ensuring a quality education for all children by finding, hiring, supporting, and evaluating the personnel that staff schools across the United States and beyond. AASPA provides publications, professional development, networking, and other resources to help personnel professionals do their jobs efficiently, legally, and effectively.

Website: www.aaspa.org

American Federation of Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a 950,000-member union of public and professional employees. Members include public and private school teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty and staff, employees of state and local governments, and nurses and health professionals. The union operates at the local, state, and national levels. The AFT strives to represent its members, strengthen public education, and address issues that affect all children and working Americans.

Website: www.aft.org

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 are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 18,000 professional school counselors around the globe.

Website: www.schoolcounselor.org

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