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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

Students at the Center - Student-Centered Learning Resources and Research: Helping each student experience meaningful opportunities to realize their fullest potential.

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]


Educational Associations

National and New England Associations

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

American Council on Education (ACE)

Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS)

Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS)

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS)

New England Council (NEC)

Federal and State Departments of Education

US Department of Education

Connecticut State Department of Education

Maine Department of Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

New Hampshire Department of Education

Rhode Island Department of Education

State of Vermont Agency of Education

Regional Accrediting Associations

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges | ACCJC

The Higher Learning Commission |  HLC

Middle States Association on Elementary and Secondary Schools |  MSA-CESS

Middle States Commission on Higher Education | MSCHE

New England Commission of Higher Education | NECHE

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities | NWCCU

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges | SACSCOC

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools | SACS

WASC, Accrediting Commission for Schools | ACS WASC

WASC, Senior College and University Commission | WSCUC

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools | TRACS

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

Association of American Schools in South America | AASSA

Association of China and Mongolia Schools | ACAMIS

Association of International Schools in Africa | AISA

Council of International Schools (CIS) | CIS

East Asia Regional Council of Schools | EARCOS

Educational Collaborative for International Schools | ECIS

International Baccalaureate | IB

International Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Education Portal | ICMEC > education-portal

International Schools Services | ISS

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

Mediterranean Association of International Schools | MAIS

Near East South Asia Council of Regional Schools | NESA

The Association of International Schools of India | TAISI

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

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM)

NEASC Virtual Global Forum - webinar series
The ICMEC Education Portal