The Learning Disabilities Association of
New Hampshire

P. O. Box 127
Concord, NH 03032-0127

School District Resources

U. S. Department of Education - Newsletter for Teachers

The Department of Education is gearing up to provide electronic information updates designed for teachers. If you would like to receive these updates, please send your e-mail address to

U.S. Department of Education - Special Website for Teachers

The new website has information about effective practices and efforts at the state and local level.

Training in
Multisensory Structured Language Education

Improving Reading by Preparing Teachers - National Governors Associataion Council on Best Practices - Issue Brief

Training for Teachers - Click here

Response to Intervention Resources - click here

Sources of Educational Materials - click here

State Department of Education Memos & Guidance Documents

Guidelines on Considering the Use of Physical Restraints in New Hampshire School Settings

Definitions of Functional Performance and Functional Goals

Other New Hampshire memos and documents

Standard for
Highly Qualified Teachers

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants - Title II, part A - Non-Regulatory Guidance - REVISED August 3, 2005

Title I Paraprofessionals, 11-15-02, Draft Non-Regulatory Guidance

A Toolkit for Teachers by the U.S. Department of Education

Informed Instruction for Reading Success: Foundations for Teacher Preparation - A Position Paper of the International Dyslexia Association - prepared by Susan Brady, Ph.D., and Louisa Moats, Ed.D.

Be Careful What You Wish For - Five Reasons to be Concerned About Individual Paraprofessionals - Teaching Exceptional Children Magazine

Secretary's Fourth Annual Report on Teacher Quality - Secretary of Education

Employment Opportunities

Agent K-12 -- National database

CEC Career Connection -- National Database

New Hampshire opportunities and More New Hampshire opportunities

Getting the Most from NCLB Improvement Funds

Creating Strong Supplemental Educational Service Programs

Creating Strong District School Choice Programs. Under No Child Left Behind

Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in State Accountability Systems

SES in Action - A Toolkit for Parents and Community Leaders

Research Training in the Education Sciences

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has announced funding for graduate training programs in the education sciences to develop a new generation of researchers capable of producing scientific evidence that will guide education policy and classroom practice.

Each of the new training grants will be funded for up to $1 million per year for up to five years. Ten or more training grants could be awarded in the first year of the program. This marks the first time that the Department will provide significant support to colleges and universities to develop programs for students interested in pursuing careers in education research. The new training programs will be staffed by faculty with expertise in fields ranging from cognition to epidemiology.

For more information, visit or contact James Griffin at 202-219-2280 or


A new government Web site,, will help organizations find grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies as well as apply for them on-line. The list of participating agencies continues to grow and includes the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, Labor, and Transportation. There are a variety of search options, a tutorial, a newsletter, and more.

SchoolGrants Biweekly Newsletter


The New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) - a non-profit organization formed by volunteers to improve education through the use of information technologies.
NHSTE provides a structure for linking educators across the state to share the effective application of emerging technologies in New Hampshire schools. Schedule of frequent, low cost technology workshops.

Education Clearinghouses and Libraries

Database of evidence-based research on reading instruction - A searchable database offered by the Partnership for Reading, an initiative of the National Institute for Literacy, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of Education

What Works Clearinghouse - U.S. Department of Education

The National Resource Center on AD/HD - The National Resource Center is operated by CHADD and is supported by Cooperative Agreement #R04/CCR321831-01 with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC.

The Educator's Reference Desk - Links to over 3000 resources on educational issues including Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups - over 2000 lesson plans submitted by teachers -

ERIC Database - ERIC is the world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. The database is updated monthly with the latest citations available. It provides access to ERIC Document citations from 1966 through February 2004 and ERIC Journal citations from 1966 through January 2004

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Information about:
• Specific disabilities
• Early intervention services for infants and toddlers
• Special education and related services for children in school
• Resources and connections in every state
• Individualized education programs
• Parent materials
• Disability organizations
• Professional associations
• Education rights and what the law requires
• Transition to adult life

Different Routes to Teaching

Boston Teacher Residency

Growing Better Teachers in the Garden State: New Jersey's "Alternate Route" to Teacher Certification - Thomas B Fordham Foundation

Teacher Advancement Program

Troops to Teachers Program - U.S. Department of Education

Passport to Teaching Certification - national teacher certification program available online

In the Classroom

Using Data to Influence Classroom Decisions

Identifying & Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide - Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Discipline and Positive Behavior Supports

Grade Retention and Mental Health Outcomes - by National Association of School Psychologists

The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

Research Connections in Special Education - Paraeducators - by Office of Special Education Programs

Prevention Research & the IDEA Discipline Provisions: A Guide for School Administrators - U.S. Department of Education

Aiming at Graduation

The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions on Dropout for Youth with Disabilities - A Research Synthesis - National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities

Reaching New Heights: Turning Around Low-Performing Schools - by National Governors Association

From the Margins to the Mainstream

High Schools That Work - by Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Career Academy Support Network

Talent Development High Schools

Learning Outside the Lines - 6 Programs that Work

Raising Our Sights - No High School Senior Left Behind

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - Students in a college preparatory program receive academic and motivational support from college students, work in collaborative groups, and use curriculum focused on writing.

Early College High Schools - Students earn both a high school diploma and two years of college credit toward a bachelor's degree.

Factors Affecting Mathematics Achievement for Students in Rural Schools - Southern Regional Education Board (SREB )

High School Leadership Summit - Presentations and papers identify challenges facing high schools and suggest courses of action. Topics include accountability & assessment systems, career and technical education, dual enrollment & the transition to college, turning around low-performing high schools, helping every student become a strong reader, and others.

The School and Family Connection

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

An Action Guide for Community and Parent Leaders - Using NCLB to Improve Student Achievement - by Public Education Network

Research Connections in Special Education - Improving Family Involvement in Special Education
- by Office of Special Education Programs

Information about Education Law



Section 504

Family Education Records and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Useful Websites

American Diploma Project

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Association of Specialists in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (ASAIF)

Brown Center on Education Policy (Brookings Institute)

Center on Education Policy

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR)

Children of the Code

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Council of the Great City Schools

Council for Basic Education

Education Next

Education Trust

Institute for Educational Leadership


National Association of Elementary School Principals

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

New Hampshire Association of School Principals

New Hampshire Educational Opportunity Association

New Hampshire School Administrators Association

New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Teaching LD

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

This information is provided as a resource for people seeking additional information about learning disabilities and related issues. The Learning Disabilities Association of New Hampshire is providing these links to you as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site.

Copyright © 2006, Suzanne W. Heath. All rights reserved.