Local Education Resources
Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center
The Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center is a federally funded five-year project that has the goal of helping Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio state school districts to meet the standards of No Child Left Behind by offering technical support. The center is run by Learning Points Associates, which is a nonprofit educational organization.
Indiana Association of School Principals
The Indiana Association of School Principals promotes the advocacy of principals and their commitment to education. The association offers conferences, workshops, venues for professional support and growth.
Indiana Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships
The Parent Information and Resource Centers trains parents and educators to work effectively together. It attempts to get parents more involved with their children’s education by offering parent initiatives as well as support to schools in order to increase parent engagement. They aim to help school achieve the goals of parental involvement and school accountability in terms of No Child Left Behind.
Indiana Middle Level Education Association
The Indiana Middle Level Education Association is an organization that works to support, improve, and promote midlevel education. It develops educational practice that fit the educational needs of individuals aged 10 to 14.
Indiana Principal Leadership Academy
The IPLA provides high quality professional development to educational leaders to improve student learning and is devoted in strengthening principal leadership. It was developed in 1985 in response to the need for more professional development opportunities for principals. The academy works to make principals proficient in leadership, communication, culture, and school programs.
The Indiana PTA is the state organization for parent volunteer groups and is devoted to improving education by increasing and supporting parental involvement and instigating education reform. The organization works to represent children and to influence political agendas in terms of the welfare of children.
Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education
Kappa Delta Pi is national education honor society encompassing individuals of all aspects of education. The organization looks to promote excellence in education and to encourage fellowship between individuals committed to education. Kappa Delta Pi offers teaching resources and a number of member benefits.
The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust is an organization developed by former mayor Bart Peterson and his former charter school director David Harris. The organization has a mission to improve public education for students by empowering education entrepreneurs to create or increase innovative education structures. Its two programs, Education Entrepreneur Fellows and Venture Fund, help to support this mission.