The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse and complex society.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent and highly qualified teacher.
The National Education Goals Panel
The National Education Goals Panel is an independent agency of the federal government charged with monitoring national and state progress toward the National Education Goals. Under the legislation, the Panel is charged with a variety of responsibilities to support systemwide reform. The NEGP publishes an annual report on national and state progress toward the goals and issues publications on goal-related topics. These publications can be ordered from the Goals Panel free of charge by filling out the electronic publication request form on this Web site. You can view and download publications from the site as well.
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
U.S. Department of Education
The mission, as a Department, is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. The news page has the latest developments, including press releases, speeches, and additions to the Web site. This site includes special collections of information for parents, teachers, and students in addition to educational resources for Spanish speakers. You will also find links to organizations supported by the Department and a state map showing which Department-supported organizations serve each state.
American Association of School Administrators
AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across North 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.
This site is sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
National Association of Secondary School Principals
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has grown considerably since 78 principals from seven midwestern states met in April 1916 to form the NASSP. Almost 2,255 members, including 1,900 Canadians, reside overseas and represent more than 50 nations. Total NASSP membership today exceeds 46,000.
American School Board Journal
The American School Board Journal is an award-winning, editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association. Founded in 1891, American School Board Journal chronicles change, interprets issues, and offers readers -- some 40,000 school board members and school administrators -- practical advice on a broad range of topics pertinent to school governance and management, policy making, student achievement and the art of school leadership. In addition, regular departments cover education news, school law, research and new books.
Texas Education Agency
This site includes extensive information directed toward four major groups: Administrators, Teachers, Students and Families and Communities.
Center for Education Reform
The Center for Education Reform is a national, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1993 to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers, community and civic groups, policymakers and grassroots leaders, and all who are working to bring fundamental reforms to their schools.