Paraprofessionals

National Clearinghouse for Paraeducator Resources
Sponsored by the Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Resources at USC, offers links to research and an e-mail discussion group.

NEA Paraeducator Handbook
Online information source for paras includes information on professional development, collective bargaining and laws and regulations.

National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals in Education and Related Services (NRCP)
Based at Utah State University, the NRCP's mission is to "address policy questions and other needs of the field, provide technical assistance and share information about policy questions, management practices, regulatory procedures, and training models that will enable administrators and staff-developers to improve the recruitment, deployment, supervision, and career development of paraprofessionals."

Roles for Education Paraprofessionals
A 1997 publication of the U.S. Dept. of Education, includes profiles of exemplary programs.