Annotated Web links, academically oriented and other, on the subject of Education. Covers elementary and secondary education primarily, and from a teacher's perspective mostly though not exclusively.
For Art and Music Education, check out the Visual Arts and Music guides respectively.
*Digest of Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/
*National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/
*NEA Education Statistics - http://www.nea.org/edstats
*Public Elementary-Secondary School Systems Financial Data - http://www.census.gov/govs/school/
*120 years of American Education: a Statistical Portrait - http://nces.ed.gov/pubs93/93442.pdf
*National Center for Early Development & Learning - http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncedl/
*School District Demographics System - http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/
*U.S. Census Bureau Home Page - http://www.census.gov/
*Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
*Current Population Survey - http://www.census.gov/cps/
*Demographic Yearbook - http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/default.htm
*Fedstats: Federal Statistics - http://www.fedstats.gov/
*FedWorld Information Network Home Page - http://www.fedworld.gov/
*Child Stats: Forum on Child and Family Services - http://www.childstats.gov/index.asp
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
*Pew Research Center - http://pewresearch.org/
Including: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, - http://people-press.org/
Stateline.org, - http://www.stateline.org/live/
Pew Internet & American Life Project, - http://www.pewinternet.org/
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, - http://pewforum.org/
Pew Hispanic Center - http://pewhispanic.org/
Pew Global Attitudes Project - http://pewglobal.org/
Pew Center on the States - http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/
Pew Trusts- http://www.pewtrusts.org/
Brings together the teaching and educational resources from the government agencies. You never know what you'll find- lesson plans, online tutorials, activities, galleries, and more!
The Internet Projects Registry
is a registry of collaborative online learning projects from schools of all levels (preschool through college) around the world. Produced by the nonprofit organization Global SchoolNet Foundation.
Top 25 Best Websites for Teachers
From the American Association of School Libraries, "The 'Top 25' Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."
International Reading Association
Links and information devoted to literacy issues worldwide for all ages. Intended for a wide audience, including educators, psychologists, students, and parents.
, Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to highlighting the library's own collections of educational materials going back to the early 1800's (textbooks, curricula, teacher education, etc.), the Web Sites for Educators
section contains a great wealth of education-related Web links.
The Educator's Reference Desk
From the Information Institute of Syracuse. Includes over 2,000 lesson plans, over 3,000 links to other online education resources, and a growing question/answer archive.
Digest of Education Statistics (1990-present)
Over 400 statistical tables available through a subject index, covering American education from kindergarten through graduate school. From the National Center for Education Statistics. (The Library has the full 2000 edition in the Reference collection, REF L 111 .A6
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
List of sites on the Internet for enhancing curriculum. The subjects include art and literature, history and social sciences, mathematics, science, vocational education, and world cultures and regions. there is also a guide to Internet search engines and a few slide shows.
Beyond Bio 101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology
Online edition of report by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Describes how science education is changing on college campuses. Directed at biology faculty and other science educators at colleges and universities. Features information on undergraduate programs, curricula, testing, the electronic laboratory, and scholarly research. (Chr.H.Ed. 11/8/96) Brief case histories from many named institutions.
The Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character
As reviewed by the ALA, "Created by the Boston University School of Education with support from the Full Circle Family Foundation, this site dedicates itself to 'helping teachers, administrators, and parents build good character in today's students and tomorrow's leaders.'" "The site offers research and resources links, curriculum resoures, professional development opportunities, graduate study information, networking links, and publications for further reading."
The Literacy Web
As reviewed by the ALA, this site "offers an extensive collection of online li8teracy-related materials covering a full range of topics from assessment to technology, along with curriculum links for preschoolers through adults, including ESL. Online reserach materials, professional associations, and some commercial materials are found on other menus." Check out the site map.
"Thinkfinity.org makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs."
Web English teacher
As reviewed by the ALA, "Web English Teacher claims to offer the best of K-12 English/Language Arts online teaching resources."
National Center for Early Development & Learning
As reviewed by the ALA, "Based at the University of North Carolina, this handsome and vaulable resource addresses isues and research related to the 'cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.'"