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Many educators find that our Links page is a very valuable resource, returning again and again for the latest updates. We continue to add new links all the time, and welcome your recommendations. Please bookmark this page and come back often for a comprehensive listing of up-to-date links to literacy and education resources on the net.

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Need more research? Research Reports from the National Research and Development Centers links more than 600 reports from the 12 national R&D centers. Funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, many centers conduct research that crosses the boundaries specific education topics. Reports are in full text and/or PDF format and are often available on-line even before they appear in print.

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We're always collecting new links to literacy and education resources on the net. If you would like to recommend a link that you believe is important for CIERA's Web visitors, please email the information to:


OERI National Research and Development Centers

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)
Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At-Risk (CRESPAR)
Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy (CTP)
National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL)
National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI)
National Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
National Research and Development Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA)
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT)
Research Reports from the National Research and Development Centers

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Reading and Literacy-Related Links

America Reads Challenge
Between the Lions
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication
The Knowledge Loom
Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Reading Conference (NRC)
National Academy Press (publishers of Preventing Reading Difficulties...)
NCREL Critical Issue
Ohio Reads
Orton-Gillingham: Sensational Strategies for Teaching Beginning Readers
Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children (executive summary).
Reading On-line Journal
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)
Success for All
Classroom Literacy Homepage (Department of Education, Tasmania)
Compact for Reading

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International Reading Association (IRA) State and Local Councils Links – for a complete list please see the IRA list.

International Reading Association (IRA)
Alabama Reading Association
Arkansas Reading Association
California Reading Association (CRA)
Aloha (Hawaii) State Council
Indiana State Reading Association

Kansas Reading Association
Massachusetts Reading Association
Michigan Reading Association (MRA)
New Jersey Reading Association
Keystone (Pennsylvania) State Reading Association
South Dakota State Council of the International Reading Association
Virginia State Reading Association
Wisconsin State Reading Association

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Early Childhood Education Links

Children's Software Revue
Children, Youth, and Family Consortium
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Montessori Foundation
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAS)
Para Los Niños
US Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Bureau
Zero To Three

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Multicultural and Multilingual Education Links

Barahona Center for the Promotion of Literacy in English and Spanish
Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families
Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research
Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
National Association for Bilingual Education
National Black Child Development Institute
Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA)

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Professional Organization Links

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of School Administrators
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS)
National Assessment Governing Board
National Education Association (NEA)
National Middle School Association
National Rural Education Association (NREA)
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

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Education Links

Achieve, Inc.
Center For Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Center for Research in Educational Policy
Council for Exceptional Children CEC)
Cradle Board Teaching Project
Education Development Center, Inc.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
Institute for Educational Leadership
Learning First Alliance
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
National Center on Education and the Economy
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
The National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities
Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training
Public Education Network

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Regional Educational Laboratories

The Laboratory at Brown University
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
Pathways to School Improvement
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)

SEDL's Reading Coherence Initiative (RCI)

SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE)

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U.S. Department of Education Links

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Main Page
Hope for Urban Education
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES K-12 Practitioners home page

National Library of Education

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) directs federal programs such as Goals 2000, Impact Aid, Indian Education, Migrant Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and School Improvement.

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Previous CIERA Member Universities

University of Michigan School of Education

Michigan State University College of Education

Reading Classroom Explorer

University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development

CIERA School Change Framework

University of Southern California

Rossier School of Education

CIERA also includes faculty members from:

University of Georgia
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University
University of New Mexico
Oakland University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia

CIERA at University of Virginia

America Reads Challenge at UVA
Book Buddies at UVA
Book Buddies in the Bronx
Webbing Into Literacy

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