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Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

This is ASJMC's statement on the value of scholastic media to high school principals across the country, as well as to state scholastic press associations and other organizations that are concerned about scholastic media. We encourage each ASJMC member to share this statement with high school leaders and others in your local community.

ASJMC Proposal for Partnerships
Between J/MC Units and Colleges of Education

Colleges of education at our nation’s universities train most of the individuals who become secondary school administrators and many of those who teach journalism and advise student media on that level. Schools and departments of journalism and mass communication can have an impact on the training of those individuals to help ensure that the message of press freedom for scholastic journalism students is part of the education of administrators and teachers.

Proposal for Workshops for High School Journalism Teachers/Advisers [PDF]

ASJMC Statement on the Value of Scholastic Media

This is ASJMC's statement on the value of scholastic media to high school principals across the country, as well as to state scholastic press associations and other organizations that are concerned about scholastic media. We encourage each ASJMC member to share this statement with high school leaders and others in your local community.

The ASNE High School Journalism Initiative

This project of the American Society of Newspaper Editors is designed to help scholastic journalism develop and flourish. Our efforts are growing a diverse generation of fledgling journalists and imparting a deeper appreciation of the First Amendment among all teens. To do this, ASNE provides free-of-charge summer institutes for advisers, online Web hosting for student publications, a wire service membership and an ad network.

The Center for Scholastic Journalism

The home for the new Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, the Center will become the clearinghouse for multiple aspects of student media and teacher training and support, building from programs that already exist and expanding into new areas of concern with a particular emphasis on the First Amendment and its importance for tomorrow’s journalists and media consumers. is a unique people search engine that focuses on displaying profiles from high school alumni related websites. Millions of users create alumni profiles to keep in contact with old friends. Now you can search them quickly and easily to find exactly who you are looking for.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Founded in 1925, the Association unites student editors and faculty advisers working with them to produce student newspapers, magazines yearbooks and online media. Students come from public, private and church-related schools and colleges throughout the United States and from overseas schools following an American plan of education. The Association is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism.

High School Network

High School Network is a network of over 9,500 niche social networks that reconnect high school alumni. Our goal is to grow our member base by creating free communities of passionate users who attended the same high school. Our tight knit communities offer a destination where old friends and classmates can reunite to share memories and interact with one another.


J-IDEAS was developed at Ball State University to encourage excellence in high school journalism through on-site activities, tailored programs, distance learning and digital activities and scholarship. The goal is to foster First Amendment and civic awareness in public and private schools, and to bring teachers, students, principals and professional editors together to develop the best and brightest young talent for the journalism profession.

Journalism Education Association

The Journalism Education Association supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. It offers conventions, contests, adviser training, one-on-one mentoring, a bookstore and a voluntary certification program.

Journalism Education Association Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Another priority of JEA is its support of a free press for student journalists. Its Web site includes sample editorial policies, lesson plans for teaching about law and ethics, and other information to help scholastic media give voice to young journalists.

National Scholastic Press Association

The National Scholastic Press Association provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work.

The Poynter Institute for Media Studies/Poynter High

The Web site for the St. Petersburg, Florida, school for journalists, future journalists and teachers of journalists also has a section called Poynter High. Managed by Wendy Wallace, a former high school and college editor and professional reporter, she provides story ideas, tips and strategies to help student journalists and advisers serve their school communities through journalism.

Quill & Scroll Society

Quill and Scroll was organized April 10, 1926, by a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since its founding, charters have been granted to more than 14,267 high schools in all 50 states and 44 foreign countries.

The RTNDF High School Broadcast Project

Funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, RTNDF’s High School Journalism Project seeks to identify, inspire, train and challenge the next generation of diverse electronic journalists and First Amendment advocates. Our mission is to develop new scholastic broadcast journalism programs and to strengthen existing projects through collaborations with the professional journalists who are members of RTNDA.

Student Press Law Center

The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student free-press rights and provides information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them.

United States Census Bureau - Education Section

This section presents data primarily concerning formal education as a whole, at various levels, and for public and private schools. Data shown relate to the school-age population and school enrollment, educational attainment, education personnel, and financial aspects of education. In addition, data are shown for charter schools, computer usage in schools, distance education, and adult education.

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