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Be your best advocate: 10 useful websites for educators

By Richie Almeida, Marketing on December 5, 2019

Stay connected, follow conversations and find solutions.

As an educational leader, you should always be on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration to continue driving your students toward success. After all, an organization that’s able to stay up-to-date on industry news, best practices and trends is bound for greatness.

We get it. With a schedule as busy as yours and thousands of resources at your fingertips, trying to comb through it all can seem daunting—and we’re here to help.

Check out these resources to help ensure your classrooms continue to run smoothly:

  • Edutopia — Edutopia is a trusted website providing hundreds of resources that spotlight best practices and stories of real-world innovation and education for educators.
  • National Education Association — With affiliate organizations in every state, the NEA is the nation’s largest professional employee organization committed to advancing the cause of public education and uniting its members with the nation to help prepare every student for success in the world.
  • National School Boards Assocation (NSBA) — The NSBA works with and through their state associations to advocate for equity and excellence in public education by providing relevant news, tools, safety resources, reports and more.
  • Education Week — Offering weekly issues of Education Week, blogs, opinions, research and reports, this resource strives to raise awareness of the critical issues facing educational institutions and to provide industry news and analysis on American education.
  • Education Next — This scholarly journal examines evidence relating to school reform with a focus on facts. Outside of their quarterly journal, you’ll also find news and research in the form of blogs, podcasts, interactive graphics and more.
  • American School and University — With a mission to serve as the voice of the education industry, AS&U provides how-to features, insights, industry reports and research on school facilities.
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) — As a nonprofit membership association providing services to more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S., NAIS offers a quarterly magazine, blogs, articles, data, analysis and more to help independent schools and their students thrive.
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools —The National Alliance is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the charter movement. You’ll have access to the latest news, up-to-date research and data, reports, white papers and more to help your school reach new levels of success.
  • National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) — NCSRC offers a wide array of resources such as industry news, in-depth reports, case studies, toolkits and more compiled by trusted sources to help charter schools reach their goals and further the understanding of independently run public schools.
  • LinkedIn — Have you considered joining a LinkedIn group? A group such as Teacher Training and Education gives you the opportunity to network and share best practices and experiences in an effort to raise the standards of education, learning and development.

From toolkits and tips to industry news and research and reports, these sites provide resources that could keep you up-to-date with current trends, better support your school and ultimately help push your students toward a bright future.

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Richie Almeida, Marketing

Richie is an avid movie goer with an addiction to Sour Patch Kids. If he isn’t at the movies, he is at the gym or on a hike trying to make up for his bad eating habits.

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