Partners

The Association for Middle Level Education partners with and serves as a member of several organizations whose missions and purposes are consistent with AMLE.

America's Promise Alliance
Founded by General Colin Powell, America's Promise Alliance is comprised of corporations, nonprofit organizations, foundations, policymakers, advocacy groups, and faith groups. They are committed to seeing that children experience the fundamental resources they need to succeed—the Five Promises—at home, in school, and in the community. They believe that children's success is grounded in having caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education, and opportunities to help others.

Attendance Awareness Month
Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success starting with school entry. The goal is to ensure that every district in the country not only tracks chronic absence data beginning in kindergarten or ideally earlier, but also partners with families and community agencies to intervene when attendance is a problem for children or particular schools.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
CAEP is the profession's mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, CAEP works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. View the AMLE/CAEP Standards

Connected Educator Month
The US Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month, and more than 60 of the nation’s leading education organizations, communities, and companies (including ours) have joined together to provide a celebration and exploration of the power of professional online communities and networks designed to meet the needs of novices and leaders alike.

Education Week
For more than 30 years, Education Week has been the most respected voice in education journalism. It delivers comprehensive and unbiased coverage of the most important K-12 news, information, and policy updates and the latest advances in technology, instruction, curriculum, and school finance.

Let's Move Active Schools
Let's Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential.

Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group
The Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG), an affiliate of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), represents the largest group of middle grades researchers in the U.S. and beyond. The MLER SIG is an international group of researchers who focus specifically on issues relevant to the education and well-being of young adolescents, youth 10 to 15 years of age.

National Adolescent Literacy Coalition
The National Adolescent Literacy Coalition offers a collective voice for national leadership and a national perspective to all issues related to adolescent literacy. NALC provides the necessary vision, communication, and coordination to advance literacy for all adolescents, empowering them to full participation in a democratic society.

National Association of Secondary School Principals
NASSP is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The association provides research-based professional development and resources, networking, and advocacy to build the capacity of middle level and high school leaders to continually improve student performance.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement.

The National Center for Literacy Education
The National Center for Literacy Education is a large-scale collaborative effort to provide models for advancing literacy learning in every subject; to identify, support, and celebrate the work of inter-disciplinary professional learning communities in schools; and to pursue critical research questions about literacy learning in every content area.

National Federation of State High School Associations
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) leads the development of education -based interscholastic sports and activities that help students succeed in their lives. They build awareness and support, improve the participation experience, establish consistent standards and rules for competition, and help those who oversee high school sports and activities.

National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform is an alliance of over 60 educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents.

National Human Services Assembly
The National Human Services Assembly is an association of the nation’s leading national non-profits in the fields of health, human and community development, and human services. Its mission is to strengthen health and human services in the United States through the active involvement and leadership of its members.

National Teacher of the Year
The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. The NTOY is chosen from among the State Teachers of the Year by a National Selection Committee representing the major national education organizations.

Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries.

People to People Ambassador Programs
For 50 years, People to People Ambassador Programs has provided educational travel for students across the globe. With more than 20,000 Ambassadors traveling annually, People to People Ambassador Programs continues to play a significant role in increasing global awareness. As one of the world's most recognized and respected educational travel providers, People to People Ambassador Programs travels both students and professionals around the globe.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

Scholastic
Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY
Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education-based project that uses sports and education programs to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.

Student Youth Travel Association
The Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is "The Voice of Student and Youth Travel.®"

USA TODAY Education
USA TODAY Education develops programs for classroom use by educators across the country. AMLE is working in collaboration with USA TODAY to develop unique, relevant, and motivational webinars for middle grades educators.

Whole Child Education
Whole Child Education is a partnership of 22 national education, health, arts, and civic organizations committed to a whole child approach to education wherein educators, schools, parents, policymakers, and communities work together to ensure students are healthy, safe, engaged in learning, supported by caring adults, and challenged by a well-balanced curriculum.