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Join a nationwide network of bilingual education professionals, parents, and students dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education. The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional membership organization whose resources are exclusively committed to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals.

NABE members are teachers, administrators, college instructors, publishers, parents, and students. They are employed in local school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and commercial organizations. NABE is your link to this network of colleagues who will provide you with the information and expertise you need to prepare your English language learners for a lifetime of successful learning.

What We Offer
Six Issues Annually of NABE Perspectives (formerly called NABE News )
NABE's highly respected flagship publication keeps you abreast of important issues in the field. This theme-based publication is filled with informative articles and feature pieces relevant to the work of both education experts and novices alike. Each issue explores a critical bilingual education concern as well as containing regular columns on legislative and regulatory issues, indigenous bilingual education, Asian-Pacific American education, book reviews, and much more.

Discounted Rates for Subscriptions to NABE’s Bilingual Research Journal
Bilingual education’s premier scholarly, peer-reviewed research publication delivers in-depth coverage of education theory and practice. Available on-line exclusively to NABE members, the Research Journal is published in spring, summer and fall. NABE members may download PDF versions directly from the Web. Paper copies published by Taylor and Francis, is one of the tier one journals where research manuscripts can be submitted for publication; the Journals are also published online at:

Special Member Registration Rates for NABE Conference
NABE's annual conference is the largest most comprehensive national gathering of persons interested in the education of language-minority students and families. Attend NABE's Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference featuring internationally renowned education speakers and nearly 300 concurrent workshops on educating linguistically diverse students. Join us and earn Professional Development Hours. Bring your resume and visit with over 50 potential employers at the Annual Job Fair. Get practical cutting-edge ideas for use in your classroom, school or district. Network with colleagues working in your specific areas of interest. Bilingual education professionals from a wide range of settings have found a home at these well-attended, highly participatory meetings, and have enjoyed social as well as intellectual camaraderie.

Complete, Unrestricted Access to NABE’s Web site
Each day hundreds of NABE members and non-members alike access a wealth of information on our Web site. Among the most frequently visited sections on the site are the Legislative/Policy pages where NABE’s legislative priorities for the current Congressional session are found, along with information on important laws, court rulings and regulations that impact language-minority students, and the NABE Store where high-quality publications and educational products are offered for sale directly on the Web. Members receive discounted prices on selected publications. NABE’s Members-Only Discussion Forum provides unparalleled on-line networking opportunities with colleagues from all over the nation. Access to Education Department Briefings on Grants, Program Development, White House Initiatives on Education and other related Government institutions.

Membership in NABE's Special Interest Groups
NABE members stay on the cutting edge of issues and concerns within their areas of interest through membership in one or more of NABE's Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIG membership provides opportunities to participate in special Institutes presented at NABE's Annual Conference. In addition, SIG members serve as reviewers of conference program proposals

State and Regional Affiliation
NABE's network of state and regional affiliates provides professional development opportunities at the local level. In addition, Affiliate members are eligible for service on National committees, and receive a discounted rate for NABE annual membership dues.

Issues of NABE eNews

A weekly informational briefing on National and International Bilingual education topics, development, research programs and activities as well as informational messages from the NABE Board and Executive Director.

Representation and Advocacy at the National -Level-

NABE continues to represent the needs of students and educators in a variety of meetings, conferences, forums, bilingual education, daily updated news, and resources relevant to the profession.

Networking Opportunities

Connections to NABE jobs and to numerous opportunities in the employment field. Connections to other education associations such as TESOL, LULAC, MALDEF, NCLR, via the Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC).

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