- International Reading Association
From their Website: " The IRA is a global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. The Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities."
- Michigan Council of Teachers of English
From the website: "Where Michigan English and Language Arts teachers connect with colleagues." Find statements on assessments, benchmark, censorship, and more. Publishers of the Michigan English Teachers and the Language Arts Journal of Michigan.
- National Council for the Social Studies
From the website: "Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators."
- Michigan Council for the Social Studies
From the website: The mission statement of the MCSS is: "Recognize and Promote Effective Social Studies in Education to Our Members and Stakeholders:
•Providing leadership in identifying significant instructional and curricular issues;
•Encouraging and engaging in program development with respect to issues of significance to social studies education;
•Disseminating research and development information, innovative instructional procedures and new materials via publications, workshops, conferences, and public forums to educate the general educational community;
•Supporting the programs of the National Council for the Social Studies; and
•Establishing linkage with institutions and members who have similar professional purposes."
- National Education Association
From the website: "The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States."
- MEA Michigan Education Association
From the website: "The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing about 150,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees throughout the state."
- American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
From the website: "Mission Statement
The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities.
We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do."
- National Association of State Boards of Education
From the website: "The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.
NASBE works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and assure continued citizen support for public education."
- Michigan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
From the website: "Michigan ASCD is a strong resource and advocate for quality teaching and learning in our state. The organization collaborates with the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature and other educational organizations to advocate for and influence the educational policy and practices that are of interest to our membership."
- International Society for Technology in Education - ISTE
From the webpage: " ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching."
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
From the website: "The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research."
- Michigan Council for the Social Sciences
From the website: "We provide leadership in identifying significant instructional and curricular issues, encourage and engage in program development with respect to issues of significance to social studies education, disseminate research and development information, innovative instructional procedures and new materials via publications, workshops, conferences, and public forums to educate the general educational community, support the programs of the National Council for the Social Studies, and establish links with institutions and members who have similar professional purposes."
- National Association of Elementary School Principals
From the website: "The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas."
- National Catholic Educational Association
From the website: "NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators serving 6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities."
- Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
- Michigan Council for Exceptional Children
From the website: "The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is a state chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children, and part of the national community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy."
- AASA The School Superintendents Association
From the website: "AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large."
- Council of the Great City Schools
From the website: The goals of the Council of the Great City Schools are:
"To educate all urban school students to the highest academic standards.
To lead, govern and manage our urban public schools in ways that advance the education of our children and inspire the public’s confidence.
To engage parents and build a confident, committed and supportive urban community for raising the achievement of urban public schoolchildren."
- National Rural Education Association
From the website: "The NREA is the voice of all rural schools and rural communities across the United States. In an increasingly confusing system, we are at your service to help rural educators find and use the resources you need to educate today’s students."
Whether you need to know about the current legislation that affects rural communities, have completed important research that needs to be published, or are looking for help with the specific education needs you face within your community, our national organization can help.