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The Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement (IDEA) in the College of Education is committed to the development of research and outreach service activities for improving the academic and social achievement of children and young adults. Through a broad coalition of scholars, educators, and research teams, IDEA supports research and service activities designed to meet three broad goals:?Establish, promote, and sustain a culture and community of scholarship, collaboration, and connoiseurship at the University of Oregon and in the state to improve the academic and social achievement of children and young adults; Produce, collect, synthesize, and disseminate information related to the academic and social achievement of children and young adults; Provide outreach and research services designed to enhance the knowledge and competence of educators, students, and parents about the educational achievement of children and young adults.


Topic: Reading
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International Dyslexia Association

 | http://www.interdys.org

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.


Topic: Reading
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Intervention Central

 | http://www.interventioncentral.org

Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. Click on Curriculum-Based Measurement Warehouse link for reading probes or OKAPI! Reading Probes Generator to create your own.


Topic: Reading
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LRI_Literacy Resources, Inc._Building Lifelong Learrners

 | http://www.literacyresourcesinc.com/

The mission of Literacy Resources, Inc. is to provide elementary teachers, schools and districts with a cost-effective phonemic awareness curriculum to increase students’ literacy skills, while instilling a love of learning in those students.


Topic: Reading
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The National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania (NFBP) is a state affiliate of National Federation of the Blind and works to enable those who cannot see to live full and independent lives, just like people who can see.


Topic: Deaf-Blind, Parent Information, Visual Impairment/Blindness
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No Child Left Behind

 | http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml

Offers information concerning NCLB with links to details such as K-12 Education Funding Facts, The Achiever Newsletter, and a Teacher’s Toolkit. A searchable index helps you find exactly what you are look for including research & statistics, policy and programs.


Topic: Paraprofessionals, Reading
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NCREL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping schools — and the students they serve—reach their full potential. We specialize in the educational applications of technology. One of ten Regional Educational Laboratories, we provide research-based resources and assistance to educators, policymakers, and communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


Topic: Reading
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Office for Dispute Resolution Hearing Officer Decisions

 | http://odr-pa.org/due-process/hearing-officer-decisions/

This link is for the Office for Dispute Resolution’s Hearing Officer decisions which are now available online. Before these decisions are posted, all identifiable student information is removed to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.


Topic: Family Engagement
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PBS LiteracyLink

 | http://www.pbs.org/adultlearning/literacy/

This site provides lesson modules for adults taking the GED, assessment tools, and training resources. Many links are provided for English Language Learners, tutoring, correctional facility education, family literacy, and professional development.


Topic: English Learners, Reading
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PDE Education Hub

 | http://www.edportal.ed.state.pa.us/

PDE’s Education Hub is a comprehensive “one stop shop” source for Pre K-12 education, higher education, workforce development, and lifelong learning. It acts as an intranet on a statewide broadband system, linking the 700+ LEAs to each other and PDE, and enables the sharing of resources and information, improves communications, and allows ease to access best practices. It is also the home to the Standards Aligned Systems Community where the PA Big Ideas in Math reside.


Topic: Reading
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