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Recommended

In the interest of helping our members stay informed and prepared, we are sharing a list of free resources recommended by NEASC member schools and associates for your reference.

Child Protection

International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC)
In 2015 NEASC helped to develop and adopted a set of comprehensive child protection standards that NEASC-accredited and candidate schools must meet. The standards and expectations were developed by the International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP) and are based on extensive research conducted in cooperation with the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).  Resources developed by task force members in order to assist adults who work with children and teens are available on the ICMEC Education Portal. We at NEASC fully support this important work and encourage you to visit the Education Portal for guidance in training staff and volunteers in your educational communities on topics such as awareness and prevention, responding and reporting, creating support networks, and curriculum resources. 


ECIS Child Protection Certification
NEASC recognises completion of ECIS Child Protection Certification (CPC) as evidence of alignment with the NEASC Foundation Standards for International Education, within the ACE Learning Protocol, on safety.

Equitable and Inclusive Education

View statement by NEASC, "Ensuring equity, honoring diversity" (June 2020)

The School Reform Initiative (SRI) - an independent, non-profit organization serving thousands of educators and students throughout the United States and beyond. Our mission is to create transformational learning communities, fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence

Dynamizing Equity™ (dEQ) - uses a facilitation-based process that engages our bodies in dialogue in order to recapture the ability that we have to express ourselves totally. This allows people to change ideas, systemic structures and also shift racial responses and outcomes towards equity.

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) - provides free resources to K-12 educators to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

Facing History and Ourselves - Using resources to address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history Facing History helps students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.

The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC) is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.

ASCD: Building Racial Justice and Equity - resources to help collectively do the work to dismantle racism at every level—individual, institutional, structural—and educate ourselves to do and be better

Inclusive Schools Network - a web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices

The Diversity Collaborative (iss.edu) - creating and sustaining a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just international school community through a focus on leadership

Britt Hawthorne - Anti-bias and anti-racism workshops for educators

Cultivating and Supporting Diverse Classrooms: What You Need to Know - educationdegree.com, online guide

Edutopia: Creating an Inclusive Classroom - article, by Homa Tavangar, November 8, 2017

Enquiry Evaluation: Tools for fostering inclusive, positive, and happy campus environments - equity assessment and audits for schools

NCLD: Forward Together - A School Leader's Guide to Creating Inclusive Schools (pdf)

Indicators of Educational Equity - resources including actions, attitudes, and strategies (or indicators) that school communities might take when fighting inequity presented by Great Schools Partnership

Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color - COSEBOC is the only national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender and connects research, policy and practice to serve as a learning community for school leaders. 

Abolitionist Teaching Network - mission is to develop and support those in the struggle for educational freedom utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of Abolitionists in many forms. 

Racial Equality Tools - tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large

Supporting LGBTQ students - educator guides for each of our days of action, along with other resources for increasing LGBTQ visibility and affirmation in any curriculum. (GLSEN)

Institute for Human Centered Design - Resources and services to support inclusive design and enhancing the experiences of people of all ages, abilities, and cultures through excellence in design.

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles - renewing the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action

CFES Brilliant Pathways - partners with hundreds of colleges, school districts and corporations to introduce low-income students to college and career possibilities, provide needed resources to educators, and help students and families demystify the path to college.


 

Research and Policy

Educational Policy Institute

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) [Institute of Education Sciences]

Institute for Human Centered Design [Adaptive Environments]

TERC [math and science education research]

ITeachNet

Educational Associations

National and New England Associations

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
www.aasa.org

American Council for Education (ACE)
www.acenet.edu

Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS)
www.capss.org

Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS)
www.casciac.org

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)
www.massupt.org

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
www.naesp.org

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
www.nais.org

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
www.nassp.org

New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS)
www.neass.net

New England Council (NEC)
www.newenglandcouncil.com

Federal and State Departments of Education

US Department of Education
www.ed.gov

Connecticut State Department of Education
www.sde.ct.gov

Maine Department of Education
www.maine.gov/doe

Massachusetts Department of Education
www.doe.mass.edu

New Hampshire Department of Education
www.education.nh.gov

Rhode Island Department of Education
www.ride.ri.gov

Vermont Department of Education
education.vermont.gov

Regional Accrediting Associations

Middle States Association (MSA)
www.middlestates.org

Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools
www.msa-cess.org

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
www.msche.org

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
www.northcentralassociation.org

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI)
www.ncacasi.org

North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, Commission on Schools (NAAS)
www.northwestaccreditation.org

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
www.nwccu.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
www.sacs.org

Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC (ACS WASC)
www.acswasc.org

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
www.accjc.org

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
www.wascsenior.org

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
www.tracs.org

Independent School Associations

American Montessori Society (AMS)

Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS)

The Association of Boarding Schools (ACCPAS>TABS)

Association of Christian Schools International (ACCPAS>ACSI)

Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)

Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Independent School Association of Northern New England (ISANNE)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

International Education Associations

Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)
www.aaie.org

Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)
www.aassa.com

Association of China and Mongolia Schools (ACAMIS)
www.acamis.org

Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)
www.aisa.or.ke

Council of International Schools (CIS)
www.cois.org

East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)
www.earcos.org

Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
www.ecis.org

International Baccalaureate (IB)
www.ibo.org

International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) - Education Portal
www.icmec.org/education-portal

International Schools Services (ISS)
www.iss.edu

Knowledge Human Development Authority, Government of Dubai, U.A.E.
www.khda.gov.ae

Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS)
www.mais-web.org

Near East South Asia Council of Regional Schools (NESA)
www.nesacenter.org

The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)
www.taisindia.org

Tri-Association - The Association of Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico
www.tri-association.org

US Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools (OOS)
www.state.gov/m/a/os

Umalusi
www.umalusi.org.za

Higher Education

The College Board
www.collegeboard.com

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
www.chea.org

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
www.aacc.nche.edu

New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
www.nebhe.org

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM)
www.masscolleges.org

NEASC Virtual Global Forum - webinar series
The ICMEC Education Portal