Posted on October 1, 2003
Funding for Elementary and Secondary Education - Professional Associations
PND Special Issue: Funding for Elementary and Secondary Education - Professional Associations
American Association of School Administrators
Founded in 1865, the American Association of School Administrators is the professional organization for over fourteen thousand educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA's mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The Washington, D.C.-based American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Located in Washington, D.C., AACTE is the leader for innovation in teacher education. AACTE's mission is to promote the learning of all PK-12 students through the promotion of high-quality preparation and continuing education for all school personnel.
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of its members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic, and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which they work, to improve the quality of the services they provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another, and to promote democracy, human rights, and freedom in the union, in the nation and throughout the world.
American School Health Association
The American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-age children. The association, a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dentists, health educators, physical educators, school nurses, and school physicians, advocates high-quality school health instruction, health services and a healthful school environment.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents 160,000 educators from more than 135 countries and 66 affiliates. Its members span the entire profession of educators superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives in reporting key policies and practices.
Founded in 1978, Computer-Using Educators is a nonprofit organization that promotes the integration of technology in the classroom in all disciplines and at all educational levels from preschool through college. CUE has an active membership of over seven thousand educational professionals and supports twenty regional affiliates and four special interest groups.
International Technology Education Association
The International Technology Education Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in schools (K-12). Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world with the primary membership in North America. ITEA's mission is to advance technological capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC Affiliate Groups work to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education and to build public support for high quality early childhood programs.
National Association of Elementary School Principals
The mission of the National Association of Elementary School Principals is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Founded in 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals promotes excellence in school leadership by promoting high professional standards, focusing attention on school leaders' challenges, providing a national voice for school leaders, building public confidence in education, strengthening the role of the principal as instructional leader, and publicizing the issues and interests of its members in the media.
National Education Association
Founded in 1857, the National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing 2.7 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. NEA focuses its resources on the "restoration of public confidence in public education."