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AAG Resolution Supporting K-12 Geography Education - The resolution developed by the AAG proposes the advancement of geography education with three major recommendations. This resolution has been endorsed by U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense, many governors, major national organizations and corporations, and dozens of state geographic alliances and other groups.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act - No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which was enacted in January 2002, is presently up for reauthorization. The major flaw in No Child Left Behind is the fact that geography is one of the ten "core subjects" identified in the law, but the only one without federal funding. For more information on this matter, please see the AAG Blueprint for Geography Education.

Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) - The Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP), organized in 1985, is a consortium of geography associations committed to improving the status and quality of geography education in the United States. GENIP coordinates the geography education initiatives of its member associations and performs outreach on behalf of geography to educators and policy makers across the U.S.

Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition - The second edition of Geography for Life outlines the geographic perspectives, content knowledge (illustrated by 18 Standards) and skills required for students to become geographically informed persons.

Road Map Project - The Road Map Project has created a set of landmark reports focusing on key issues for educational improvement. As a partner organization, AAG coordinated the Geography Education Research Committee and contributed to writing key components of the report that include an agenda for educational research, lines of research, and recommendations to maintain the effectiveness of geography education research into the future. All three reports (Assessment, Instructional Materials and Professional Development, and Geography Education Research) can be downloaded at www.natgeoed.org/roadmap