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Wested A non-profit research, development and service agency dedicated to improving education and other opportunities for children, youth and adults. Drawing on the best from research and practice, theywork with practitioners and policymakers to address critical issues in education and other related areas: from early childhood intervention to school-to-work transition; from curriculum, instruction and assessment to safe schools and communities.
The Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) was established in 1974 by Congress to help school districts meet their responsibility to provide equal education opportunity for limited English proficient children. OBEMLA's Web site is a source of information for contacts, organizations, and other information related to OBEMLA programs. A free subscription to the OBEMLA Newsletter is sent out by fax or email. To sign up, contact the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education at (202) 467-0867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For answers to frequently asked questions on Title VII and bilingual education see http://www.ed.gov/offices/OBEMLA/q_a.html.
The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) is a non-profit professional and advocacy organization which strives to address the needs of language minority Americans through research, professional development, and legislative advocacy. With a membership comprised of both professional educators and lay people, NABE pursues the implementation of policies and practices that promote equal educational opportunity for language minority students and academic excellence for all American students. Visit this Web site to learn more about the organization's mission, goals, and projects.
The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, non-profit organization whose three main objectives are to: improve the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, promote the teaching of the less commonly taught languages, and conduct research that will enhance the educational process. Specific areas of concentration include non-mainstream dialects of English, language and literacy in the workplace, language acquisition, bilingualism, language proficiency testing, and integrating language and content instruction in the classroom. In addition they to conduct in-depth research, develop innovative teaching materials and language teaching programs, and actively participate in language policy formulation. CAL also helps international corporations, school systems, government agencies, social service providers, and private businesses solve the language problems that get in the way of their work. CAL has been applying research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns since 1959.
ARC Associates is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity for students of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Their Web site provides information on ARC special events, activities, and projects, and other educational resources related to diversity.
The U.S. Department of Education's (ED)mission is to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence throughout the nation. The Department's Web site provides useful and timely information about programs, policies, people, and practices that exist at ED and elsewhere. It is a great entry point to information at the U.S. Department of Education and to information about the United States education community.
The Regional Educational Laboratories Program the U.S. Department of Education's largest research and development investment, is designed to help educators, policy makers, and communities improve schools and all students attain their full potential. For information on educational service providers within the WestEd region and other states see their Educational Resource Organizations Directory.
Education Week offers a full electronic version of their weekly periodical which provides timely articles and background information on key education issues and organizations. The site also allows users to search 15 years of archived news, browse job postings, and read the full text of the monthly "Teacher Magazine."
American Educational Research Association (AERA)is a prominent international professional organization that includes over 20,000 members. AERA is primarily concerned with the advancement and practical application of educational research. By focusing on a broad range of disciplines, AERA encourages scholarly inquiry and promotes the dissemination and practical application of research results. The AERA site provides access to annual meeting programs, publications, and papers presented at the annual AERA meetings.