- State & Federal Education Agencies
- Job Placement Services & Programs for Educators
- Professional Development & Certification Programs
- Teacher Quality Programs & Organizations
- Character Education Programs
- Lesson Plans, Curriculum, and Aids for Teachers
- Teachers’ Legal Rights & Teacher Union Issues
- Education Policy & Education Reform Organizations
State & Federal Education Agencies:
Virginia Department of Education
PO Box 2120
Richmond , VA 23218
Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Education
Phone: (804) 225-2924
United States Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue , SW
Washington , DC 20202
Job Placement Services & Programs for Educators:
Redefining the education job search.
(A Project of Education Week and Ed-Week.org)
Education jobs for school administrators, teachers and other education professionals, plus career-advancing news and intelligence.
ABC Teaching Jobs
ABC Teaching Jobs is a classified network of teacher job postings. K-12 schools can find qualified teachers and job seeking educators can find teaching positions in education. ABC Teaching Jobs is a no fee service for all job seeking K-12 teachers and administrators.
This website posts job opportunities for teachers and school administrators at Kindergarten, Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools and Vocation Schools . Each job posting has complete information. It also provides resources on job fairs, certification, salaries, a news group forum, and other educational links.
Teachers-Teachers.com is a free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other related service positions. Through Teachers-Teachers.com you can view job postings from 1,900 school systems and private schools nationwide.
Assists new teachers in locating their first or second K - 12 teaching job throughout the USA . Also designed to aid current teachers who desire to move within a state or move to another state find a suitable position. It features administrative, support and non-instructional positions as well.
Professional Development &
Certification Programs for Educators:
PBS TeacherLine is the premier resource offering professional development courses online to individual PreK-12 teachers and districts. Our specially trained, certified facilitators lead over 100 top-quality, standards-based courses that span the entire curriculum: Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science, Instructional Technology, and Instructional Strategies. Coursework can cover a complete sequence of study or address a specific requirement, depending on a teacher’s or district’s needs. http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/welcome.cfm
e-Literacy is a user friendly, comprehensive teacher professional development program, designed to improve and encourage teacher practice and to develop a classroom framework for teaching reading in grades K-3.
Centrec Business Center
3 College Park Court
Savoy, IL 61874
(800) 559-1022 Fax: (217) 352-1425
LessonLab is an internationally recognized research and consulting firm that offers state of the art Online Professional Development programs for teachers.
3330 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica , CA 90405
(310) 581-2300 Fax: (310) 581-2002
Teacher Quality Programs & Organizations:
The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. To support our mission, we identify and encourage policies and practices that can lead to better teaching and increased student achievement. In particular we recognize the absence of much of the evidence necessary to make a compelling case for change and seek to fill that void with a research agenda that has direct and practical implications for policy. We are committed to lending transparency and increasing public awareness about the three sets of institutions that have the greatest impact on teacher quality: state departments of education, teacher preparation programs, and teachers unions.
1341 G Street NW
Washington , DC 20005
tel 202 393-0020
fax 202 478-0838
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC’s goal is to support the preparation of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.
TEAC’s primary work is accrediting undergraduate and graduate professional education programs in order to assure the public about the quality of college and university programs.
The education program, not the college, school, department or other administrative unit of the institution, receives TEAC accreditation.
TEAC’s entire accreditation process is built around the program’s case that it prepares competent, caring, and qualified professional educators. TEAC requires the program to have evidence to support its case, and the accreditation process examines and verifies the evidence.
One Dupont Circle, Suite 320
Washington , D.C. 20036-0110
(202) 466-7236; Fax: ( 302) 831-3013
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.
1525 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington , VA 22209
Tel: (703) 465-2700
Fax: (703) 465-2715
Character Education Programs:
Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character
Character Education Programs
Boston University School Of Education
621 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
(617) 353-3262 Fax: (617) 353-4351
Provides help in developing parent/teacher relationships for improving public schools.
P.O. Box 514
Lake Forest , CA 92609
(949) 586-5437 Fax: (949) 457-6361
Link Institute , a non-profit organization, is committed to promoting and supporting schools with rigorous academic content and virtue-based character education. Link Institute works with parents, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers to further this vision of excellence. Link Institute develops and distributes, ideas, materials and tools that foster content and character in the classroom.
718 S. Loomis St.
Chicago , IL 60607
National Character Education Center
The National Character Education Center provides educators with hundreds of solutions and practical strategies through the free monthly online newsletter Values in Action! Each article is designated by a grade-level category. The Center offers hundreds of practical ideas and a clear model which includes seven body reference points for cultivating seven core ethical virtues in students. "Character Classics" and "Character Lessons for Life" are offered as part of a schoolwide bedrock ethics training curriculum.
Mr. Gene Bedley, CEO
P.O. Box 80208
Rancho Santa Margarita , CA 92688
Lesson Plans / Curriculum / Aids for Teachers:
Core Knowledge Foundation
Founded in 1986 by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., the foundation conducts research on curricula, develops books and materials for parents and teachers, offers workshops for teachers, and serves as the hub of a growing network of Core Knowledge schools.
801 East High Street
Charlottesville , VA 22902
(434) 977-7550 Fax: (804) 977-0021
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
The Lesson Plans Page
The Lesson Plans Page is a collection of over 3,000 lesson plans from Preschool through High School and beyond, that were developed by Kyle Yamnitz, students and faculty at The University of Missouri, and more recently by the users of this website. Launched in October of 1996, The Lesson Plans Page was developed to assist educators of all types. The Lesson Plans Page™ is owned and operated by HotChalk, Inc.
Teachers’ Legal Rights & Teacher Union Issues:
Legal advice for educators regarding union participation
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 500
Springfield , VA 22160
(800) 336-3600 Fax: (703) 321-7342
Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism (A project of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc.)
CEAFU and The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation are a non-profit organization providing free legal aid to thousands of employees nationwide regarding compulsory unionism abuses.
Cathy Jones, CEAFU Director
8001 Braddock Road
Springfield , VA 22160
FAX (703) 321-9319
The Education Intelligence Agency
The Education Intelligence Agency provides public education research, analysis, and colorful commentary on teacher unions.
Mike Antonucci, Director
PO Box 580007
Elk Grove, CA 95758.
(916) 422-4373, Fax: (916) 392-1482
The Public Service Research Foundation was established to provide information about public sector unionism and union influence on public policy to foster a better public understanding of the issues involved in public sector employer-employee relations.
320 D Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 242-3575 Fax: (703) 242-3579
Education Policy & Education Reform Organizations:
The Progressive Policy Institute
(A Project of the Democratic Leadership Council)
The Progressive Policy Institute is a research and education institute that is a project of the Third Way Foundation Inc., a nonprofit corporation. PPI's mission arises from the belief that America is ill-served by an obsolete left-right debate that is out of step with the powerful forces re-shaping our society and economy. The Institute advocates a philosophy that adapts the progressive tradition in American politics to the realities of the Information Age and points to a " third way" beyond the liberal impulse to defend the bureaucratic status quo and the conservative bid to simply dismantle government. The Institute envisions government as society's servant, not its master -- as a catalyst for a broader civic enterprise controlled by and responsive to the needs of citizens and the communities where they live and work.
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington , DC 20003
Phone: (202) 547-0001
Fax: (202) 544-5014
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, based in Washington , D.C. , supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform, as well as significant education reform projects in Dayton, Ohio and vicinity. It has assumed the work of the Educational Excellence Network.
1701 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington , D.C. 20006
(202) 223-5452 Fax: (202) 223-9226
Also, visit Fordham's online bulletin of education news at: http://www.edexcellence.net/foundation/gadfly/issue.cfm?id=281