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Dover, DE 19901
1-866-734-5834 (toll-free)
FAX 302-674-8499

DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
FAX 302-366-0287 

Contact DSEA by Email
DSEA Elected Officers: governance@dsea.org
Executive Director:
execdirector@dsea.org

Website Concerns: communications@dsea.org
 

 

Contact DSEA Departments
Communications: 
communications@dsea.org
Instructional Advocacy: instruction@dsea.org
Government Relations: govrelations@dsea.org
Membership: membership@dsea.org
Member Benefits: memberbenefits@dsea.org

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Your Career ABCs: Demystifying Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations are not just for texting. Long before cellphones and twitter, professional jargon has made communicating faster, but also more difficult for the uninitiated. Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary. To help you wade through the alphabet soup, DSEA has compiled a list of frequently used education-related acronyms and abbreviations.

For a glossary of educational terms in everyday language see ASCD’s online Lexicon of Learning.

item

stands for

note

AAA

American Arbitration Association

www.adr.org
 

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

http://www.ada.gov/

AFL-CIO

American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations

www.aflcio.org

AFSCME

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

www.afscme.org

AFT

America Federation of Teachers

www.aft.org

AR

Association Representative

 

AYP

Adequate Yearly Progress

 

BR

Building Representative

 

CPI

Consumer Price Index

www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm

DDOE

Delaware Department of Education

www.doe.k12.de.us/default.shtml

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

www.eeoc.gov/

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

goo.gl/AaSqkO

ESP

Education Support Professional

www.nea.org/esphome/

FMCS

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

www.fmcs.gov

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

 

HMO

Health Maintenance Organization

 

HQT

Highly Qualified Teacher

 

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

 

LEA

Local Educational Agency

 

NCLB

No Child Left Behind

 

NEA

National Education Association

www.nea.org

PTA

Parent Teacher Association

www.delawarepta.org

PTO

Parent-Teacher Organization

 

RIF

Reduction in Force

 

TA

 Tentative Agreement

 

USED

United States Education Department

www.ed.gov