Helpful Resources

Alliance for Excellent Education

Producer of reports and briefs on at-risk middle and high school students that promote increased education funding and high school reform “to help make every child a graduate.” The Alliance publishes a biweekly newsletter, Straight A's, that provides information on public education policy and progress in an accessible format.


American Alliance for Theatre and Education

Portal to resources for activating literature through drama, including Reader's Theater. Provides links to theater education organizations, standards, funding, and journals.

OELA Newsline


Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

The national, nonprofit professional organization for educational publishers and content developers. The AEP recognizes exemplary supplementary educational materials with its Distinguished Achievement Awards of Excellence (won by eleven Benchmark Education programs during the last three years).

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

A community of educators advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner. Offers publications, professional development resources, and membership in affiliate groups.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

A professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Offers professional development, publications, and resources for teachers, administrators, students, parents, paraprofessionals, and related support service providers.

Education Week

Publication of nonprofit Editorial Projects in Education whose primary mission is to help raise the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. Education Week covers local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through Grade 12.

International Reading Association

A membership organization dedicated to supporting those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages.

Kilgo Consulting, Inc.

Margaret Kilgo, well-known TX strategist and educator, develops and presents seminars and workshops for districts' teachers and administrators to be better able to excel in today's changing educational arena; topics include: creating curricula to meet state standards, making district/site decisions that are data-driven, and designing district assessments that align with state assessments.

Learning Forward

Professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement.

National Professional Resources, Inc. (NPR)

Publisher and distributor of print and video resources for staff development in special education, Response to Intervention (RtI), classroom behavior management, and differentiated instruction.

OELA Newsline

Electronic news digest for the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA). Newsline is updated regularly with current information about the education of English language learners; including news from the U.S. Department of Education, news from the field, and items of interest such as conference announcements, publication announcements, and job opportunities. Subscription is available via email or RSS feed.


Special education advocacy site with up-to-date free resources, articles, and recommended Web sites on IDEA 2004, Response to Intervention (RtI), and learning disabilities. For RtI info, go to

Wireless Generation

The mCLASS mobile classroom assessment platform (from Wireless Generation) provides a variety of tools to facilitate observational assessment, with a focus on early reading. Included in this suite are mClass: Reading and mClass: Reading 3D.

Primary Contacts for NIMAS/NIMAC

Lists the primary contacts for NIMAS/NIMAC from the NIMAS Development & Technical Assistance Center

National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) website

The NIMAC contains textbooks and related printed core materials published primarily for use in elementary or secondary education. Search for Benchmark Education Company supplemental readers in NIMAS format.