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American Federation of teachers (AFT)
In 1916, a handful of teachers met in the basement of a teacher's home in Winnetka, Ill. The organization they forged is the American Federation of Teachers. From this foundation, the AFT has grown into a trade union representing workers in education, health care, and public service. Today, the AFT continues to be known for its democratic ideals and its cutting-edge work on behalf of its members and the public they serve. And because the AFT has more than one million members nationwide, they can exert a strong influence on standards and professional practices in their members' workplaces. Click here

California Federation of Teachers (CFT - AFT, State Affiliate)
The CFT are education employees working at every level of California education, from Head Start to the University of California. They are mostly in public schools, but can be found in dozens of private schools and universities, too. They find common ground in their commitment to education and by participating together in the statewide California Federation of Teachers. Click here

National Education Association (NEA)
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 proudly claims more than 2.5 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. Click here

California Teachers Association (CTA - NEA, State Affiliate)
The California Teachers Association Exists to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society. Click here

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA - CTA, Local Affiliate)
United Teachers Los Angeles, the professional organization representing the 43,000 teachers, counselors, and psychologists, and nurses of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Their mission is to advance their members professional interests and to promote excellence in education for all children. Click here

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.  Click here

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE - NCTE, State Affiliate)
CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) is a non profit organization promoting communication, cooperation, and educational knowledge among all responsible for teaching English and the language arts.  Click here

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
For more than 75 years, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has been dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is a recognized leader in efforts to ensure an excellent mathematics education for all students and an opportunity for every mathematics teacher to grow professionally.  Click here

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  Click here

California Science Teachers Association (CSTA - NSTA, State Affiliate)
CSTA represents science educators statewide - in every science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through University. CSTA demonstrates leadership in science education in the state by organizing and participating in statewide reform initiatives and provides leadership opportunities for members who wish to serve on state advisory committees, including framework, standards, and textbook committees.  Click here

Greater Los Angeles Teachers' Science Association (GLATSA - CSTA, Local Affiliate)
GLATSA is a science organization for Southern California teachers that publishes a newsletter for members listing upcoming science events.  Click here

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.  Click here

California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS - NCSS, State Affiliate)
CCSS promotes and supports quality Social Studies Education through service, advocacy and leadership development. They are collectively committed to strengthening the teaching of the Social Studies disciplines through professional development, public awareness and collaboration at local, state and national levels. Click here

California Department of Education
The mission of the California Department of Education is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards. Click here

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST/UCLA)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) is a unique partnership of UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Informational Studies and its Center for the Study of Evaluation. The CRESST mission focuses on the assessment of educational quality, addressing persistent problems in the design and use of assessment systems to serve multiple purposes. Click here

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civic, geography, and the arts. Click here

Simon & Schuster.net
Here you'll find all the resources you need for your school or library, grades kindergarten through college.Bookmark this site and check back often for the latest award information, reading group guides, conference schedules, and great giveaways. Click here



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