The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is the leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents more than 800 postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.
Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) is focused on building awareness that an integrated, comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) for the early childhood (EC) workforce in every state – one that is cohesive with state and national personnel standards, competencies, and recommended practices, will produce the most successful outcomes for children and families with disabilities.
The International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership [formerly the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration ] is committed to the practice and study of educational administration. Established in 1947 (as the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration), the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) continues its commitment to serve the interests and needs of professors of educational administration and practicing school leaders.
Partner: Marc Shelton, firstname.lastname@example.org
The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities from birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.
Partner: Naomi Tyler, email@example.com
The Lead for Literacy Center is a partnership among literacy experts, education leaders, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. Our mission is to provide technical assistance to school and district leaders that builds their capacity to facilitate improved teacher implementation of evidence-based literacy practices for educating students with, or at risk for, literacy-related disabilities.
Partner: Abby Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child.
Partner: Steven Wojcikiewicz, email@example.com
The LIAC will help you with solutions to school problems such as discipline, truancy, suspensions, residency disputes, and inappropriate placements. LIAC also provides Information, referral, technical, and individual support services empowering families that are struggling with the special education process. In addition, LIAC provides family support service coordination information and benefits advisement.
Founded in 1938, The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) is a premier membership organization that supports state leaders of special education throughout the United States and its Territories. Our mission and vision is to improve individual and organizational success for state leaders of special education by providing relevant services that guide positive systemic change and results thereby ensuring students with disabilities will live, learn, work and participate in their communities.
Partner: John Eisenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mission of the NCII is to build capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs.
NCLD improves the lives of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. For more than 40 years, NCLD has worked to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) is a multi-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) (2019-2024). NCSI plays a major role in helping states achieve a national vision of Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) for special education programs.
Partner: Amy Peterson, email@example.com
The PROGRESS Center provides information, resources, and support for local educators and leaders responsible for the development and implementation of high-quality educational programming for students with disabilities that ensures access to free appropriate public education (FAPE) and progress toward appropriately ambitious goals.
The State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center is a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. The SISEP Center, a project within the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), is housed within the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a national leader in research, development, and service, WestEd takes on the toughest and most enduring challenges in education and human development. Our diverse staff collaborate with everyone from preschool teachers to federal policymakers to reduce opportunity gaps and promote positive outcomes for all children and adults.
Partners: Alexandria Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org; Saroja Warner, email@example.com; David Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org
This website was produced under U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Award No. H325A170003. David Guardino serves as the project officer. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or polices of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, or enterprise mentioned in this website is intended or should be inferred.