Web Links

New Horizons for Learning
"Since its founding in 1980, New Horizons for Learning has been identifying, communicating, and helping to implement more effective ways of learning at all ages and abilities. We have done so through our conferences, workshops, consulting, publications, and since 1995 through our website that now receives around eight million hits a month. Our website is used by teachers, school administrators, professors and students of education, parents, policy makers, and media professionals. It has received numerous awards, including the most recent from the International Society for Technology in Education as one of the best education sites on the Internet. "

Rethinking Schools Online
"Nineteen years ago, a group of Milwaukee-area teachers had a vision. They wanted not only to improve education in their own classrooms and schools, but to help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Today that vision is embodied in Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries."

Teaching Tolerance
"Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. Our teaching materials have won two Oscars, an Emmy and more than 20 honors from the Association of Educational Publishers, including two Golden Lamp Awards, the industry's highest honor. Scientific surveys demonstrate that our programs help students learn respect for differences and bolster teacher practice.We view tolerance as a way of thinking and feeling — but most importantly, of acting — that gives us peace in our individuality, respect for those unlike us, the wisdom to discern humane values and the courage to act upon them."

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence
"The Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) is focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty. CREDE promotes research by university faculty and graduate students and provides educators with a range of tools to help them implement best practices in the classroom."

Teaching Diverse Learners
"This Web site addresses educators of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, invites the perspectives of teachers and language minority learners, and provides research-based practices at both the classroom and systemic level that promote high achievement for linguistically diverse students."

Multicultural Education Pavillion

With links to resources including:
Teacher's Corner
Research Room
Awareness Activities
Quips & Quotations
Handouts & Models
Multicultural Awareness Quizzes
Film Reviews

21st Century Skills

"The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has emerged as the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education. Bringing together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers, we have defined a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child’s success as citizens and workers in the 21st century. The Partnership encourages schools, districts and states to advocate for the infusion of 21st century skills into education and provides tools and resources to help facilitate and drive change"