"The CTE master's program is designed for people with experience in schools or other educational settings (e.g. museums, community-based organizations, etc.) who are interested in furthering their ability to work at the intersection of theory and practice around issues of teaching, learning, curriculum, teacher education, and school reform."
"The International Comparative Education (ICE) concentration is a multidisciplinary, international, cross-cultural program of training that places educational problems into an international and comparative framework. "
"The Full-Text Collection contains 140 schoolbooks from the Nietz Old Textbook Collection....The entire texts of all books in the collection can be searched. Searches will retrieve every title containing the search term. Clicking on a title link recovers bibliographic information about the book and a list of pages where the search term was located. Choosing a link to an individual page displays an image of the page."
"A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more."
"over 5,000 free documents available, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and much more."
"An education resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences." Includes sections on Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Environment, Evolution, Geonomics, and New Frontiers.
Guide to children's literature on Africa. Reviews are written by univ. faculty, librarians, and teachers many of whom are in African studies or have lived in Africa. Use the Search to locate, for ex., Swahili culture. Has an Africana Book Buddies Club. Information on winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA). Edited by Brenda Randolph. [KF]
Africa South of the Sahara - Education is Karen Fung's extensive list of Web links to online resources.
The index has been created by The Norwegian Council for Africa, as part of its comprehensive effort to strengthen the knowledge of Africa and African affairs. Information on educational institutions
Recent news about education from African newspapers
"The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning."
"AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large."
"The mission of the ABA Division for Public Education is to promote public understanding of law and its role in society."
"ACE, the major coordinating body for all of the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives."
"The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry."
"The American Counseling Association is dedicated to the growth and development of the counseling profession and those who are served."
"The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results."
"The role of AESA is to provide a cross-disciplinary forum wherein scholars gather to exchange and debate ideas generated from the above mentioned areas. This cross-disciplinary commitment of the organization creates a landscape for the discussion of broader policy issues such as minority studies, gender studies, multicultural education, democracy, and issues of educational equality and equity. Our membership is dedicated to examining issues in education from a plurality of academic viewpoints and perspectives."
U.S. Census Bureau demographic data including school district level data.
"The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916 and represents nearly 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates and 1.5 million members. Five divisions within the AFT represent the broad spectrum of the AFT’s membership: pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the AFT represents approximately 80,000 early childhood educators and nearly 250,000 retiree members."
"The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives."
"The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 27,000 professional school counselors around the globe."
The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Education is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology and its application through the study of the ways in which formal schooling influences individuals and the ways society affects educational institutions.
"The Annenberg Institute for School Reform develops, shares, and acts on knowledge that improves the conditions and outcomes of schooling for all students, especially in America's urban communities."
"Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming across the curriculum"
"Interactives provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas."
"This data base is jointly developed by the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) and UNESCO Bangkok - Asia and Pacific Bureau for Education in co-operation with government and non-government literacy agencies in the region. It may be freely used and copied for educational and other non-commercial purposes, provided that any reproduction of data be accompanied by an acknowledgement of ACCU and UNESCO as the source."
"ACEI is a global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children."
"Since its inception in 1973, the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. "
"ASCD is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead." "We address all aspects of effective teaching and learning—such as professional development, educational leadership, and capacity building. ASCD offers broad, multiple perspectives—across all education professions—in reporting key policies and practices. Because we represent all educators, we are able to focus solely on professional practice within the context of "Is it good for the children?" rather than what is reflective of a specific educator role. In short, ASCD reflects the conscience and content of education."
Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database, by country, funding agency, etc.
"AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges and universities of every type and size."
"The mission of the Association of Teacher Educators is to improve the effectiveness of teacher education through leadership in the development of quality programs to prepare teachers, by analyzing issues and practices relating to professional development, and by providing opportunities for the personal and professional growth of Association members."
"Awesome Library organizes the Web with 35,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education."
U.S. Census data compiled by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, includes demographic data and educational attainment by cities, counties, and Bay Area.
"The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) under funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12."
"Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more."
"Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material."
"The Board on Science Education (BOSE) is a standing board within the Center for Education which is part of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies.
"The Center for International Higher Education defines its mission to be advancing knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world."
Links to resources maintained by Ben Stone.
C-SPAN Classroom - "Free Resources for Teaching Civics and U.S. Government" Registration is available to teachers or school-based educators.
"The Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART) is a database that provides information on instruments that measure attributes associated with youth development programs. CART includes descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides and is intended to assist those who have an interest in studying the effectiveness of service-learning, safe and drug-free schools and communities, and other school-based youth development activities."
"The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education supports and inspires educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment. As an integral part of achieving our mission, we encourage direct experience outdoors."
"The purpose of the Commission is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools. Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices."
"The Foundation develops programs and services that save millions of dollars for colleges and students, promote excellence in education, and provide valuable learning opportunities for students throughout the state. We also support the system through special initiatives, statewide awards, and direct donations to the colleges and the Network of California Community College Foundations. As we enter into our second decade as an organization, we are poised to bring much-needed support to our colleges and to provide even greater opportunities for our students and our state."
Home page for the California Department of Education.
"Serves more than two million students annually through public adult schools, community colleges, libraries, community and faith-based organizations, and correctional institutions." Links to resources and information.
"Information that focuses on developing the highest levels of foreign language proficiency in California students." Includes curriculum frameworks and information on instructional materials.
"The History-Social Science Course Models web site is designed to provide K-12 teachers with three things: 1. An easy way to implement the State of California's History/Social Science Standards in the classroom; 2. A means for California's teachers to share ideas, documents, lesson plans, student materials and personal experiences on topic related to history/social science; and 3. A means for teachers to collaborate and participate in the ongoing development of the site. "
"(CLTA) is a nonprofit, multi-language, professional membership organization with19 affiliates. Members teach languages other than English at all levels, kindergarten through university."
Official site for California law.
A guide to standards-aligned electronic learning resources and assessments for teachers, administrators, and parents
English-Language Arts/English-Language Arts Common Core content area
History-Social Science content area
Mathematics/Mathematics Common Core content area
Science content area
"The Commission integrates policy, fiscal, planning, data, and programmatic analyses about issues concerning education beyond high school to the legislative and the executive branches of California government and to the general public."
"California School Finder where you can easily access data on California’s public schools. "
"The California State Library, a California public research institution, provides its customers with the accurate, up-to-date information they need to do their jobs easily, quickly, and confidently."
"Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history."
"CAL is a private, nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture. Established in 1959, CAL is headquartered in Washington, DC."
"Our mission is to develop and promote practices designed to improve educational opportunities for all young children. The Center, part of the College of Education and Human services at Western Illinois University, was established in August of 1999. It replaced Macomb Projects, which began in 1975...
"The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries."
"The mission of the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. We believe that schools should prepare every student to achieve academically and make a positive contribution to a democratic society. CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools."
"The Center for Education Reform drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment."
"The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice is a community of academics and practitioners working to bridge the gap between educational leadership and social justice. Our work involves bringing together stakeholders from schools, the academy and communities to work on the behalf of young people."
"The Center is an organized research unit at the University of Southern California, facilitating the research collaboration, dissemination and professional development activities of faculty, students, and others across the School of Education, university community and outside organizations."
"The Bendheim Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) is an interdisciplinary center at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Our mission is to stimulate basic research, educate faculty and students about issues related to children's policies, and influence policymakers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels."
"The mission of the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) is to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America's youth."
"In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers."
"Established in 1993 as one of the nation's first state school safety centers, the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Center for the Prevention of School Violence serves as a resource center and "think tank" for efforts that promote safer schools and foster positive youth development."
"The Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy investigates efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning, the teacher workforce, and the systems of support for teachers’ work, in various contexts and at multiple levels of the K-12 educational system."
"Research shows that teaching matters, and that a great teacher can change a child's life. Stanford's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching gives classroom teachers the chance to come back to school themselves, and improve on what they are doing. One teacher shares how his experience made a difference."
"The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University (CoCE) is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of education in China and to educational exchange between the United States and China."
"Resources to build and develop character in youth; supports the core values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship."
"Character Education Partnership (CEP) is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. Based in Washington, DC, we are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in our nation's schools."
"Child Care and Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Our vision is that children are well cared for and have rich learning experiences, and their families are supported and able to work. Through this Web site, we offer research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others."
"Children & Youth in History helps teachers and students learn about the important roles of young people throughout history by providing access to information about the lived experiences of children and youth."
Chronicle of Higher Education's jobs information.
"CK-12 has developed an online system for collaborative, custom-collated, self publishable educational content that can be adapted for individualized needs in a digital-age textbook known as a FlexBook."
"The CES Network includes hundreds of schools and more than two dozen Affiliate Centers. Diverse in size, population, and programmatic emphasis, Essential schools serve students from pre-kindergarten through high school in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and they are characterized by personalization, democracy and equity, and intellectual vitality and excellence."
"The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce."
"The Community College Research Center (CCRC) is the leading independent authority on the nation’s more than 1,200 two-year colleges. Since our inception, CCRC’s consortium of researchers has strategically assessed the problems and performances of community colleges. Our mission is to conduct research on the major issues affecting community colleges in the United States and to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students. CCRC’s extensive body of research provides a strong foundation on which to build new policies and initiatives to improve the outcomes of these institutions so integral to the higher education system, employment landscape, and national economy."
"a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. We create interactive materials that exploit the power of information technologies."
"CHCI accomplishes its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders."
"Located within UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, CSE/CRESST has long contributed to the development of scientifically based evaluation and testing techniques, vigorously encouraged the development, validation and use of sound data for improved accountability and decision making, and aggressively explored technological applications to improve assessment and evaluation practice."
"Information for improving student academic achievement of content standards by communicating policy and expectations and supporting districts by providing instructional guidance."
"The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs."
"The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs is compiled entirely from publicly available information reported to the U.S. Department of Education by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies that have been asked to provide information for each institution and/or program accredited by that agency."
"The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards."
Statistics on school performance, test scores, student demographics and school staffing.
"The historical map collection has over 22,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented."
Digital Collections at Stanford include University Publications, 1891-2001, and minutes of GSE faculty meetings
"Featuring the foremost thought leaders, innovators and practitioners in the field, Digital Media is a startling preview of a 21st Century education revolution."
"The Emmet J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research is an independently funded center within the School of Social Work [Saint Louis University] that promotes long range solutions to social problems through education and research."
"The Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois is home to more than a dozen projects focused on the education, care, and parenting of young children."
"The Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) is a federally-funded collaborative effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Council for Exceptional Children, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. The CLAS Institute is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education. The CLAS Institute identifies, evaluates, and promotes effective and appropriate early intervention practices and preschool practices that are sensitive and respectful to children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds."
"Early Childhood Today has made the transition from print magazine to a more expansive presence online in order to better service early childhood professionals. Through this website, we can offer free access to our incredible archive filled with over 22 years of rich early childhood information from among the top experts in the field."
"This release of Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters."
"EASE History is a rich online environment that supports the learning and teaching of US History. Hundreds of historical videos and photographs are currently available in EASE History. Learn about US History through the prism of US presidential campaign ads, better understand the complexities of campaign issues and their historical context by looking at historical events, and explore the meanings of core values by examining how these values have been applied in both historical events and campaign ads. "
Homepage of Stanford's East Asia Library
Education Data Partnership's Fiscal, Demographic and Performance Data on K-12 Schools in California. "The state, county, district and school reports have a wealth of data about student demographics and performance, plus information about staffing, including teacher salaries."
"Independent and impartial, EdSource strives to advance the common good by developing and widely distributing trustworthy, useful information that clarifies complex K–14 issues and promotes thoughtful decisions about California’s public education system."
"This web site serves as a central guide for education data resources including high-value data sets, data visualization tools, resources for the classroom, applications created from open data and more. These datasets have been gathered from various agencies to provide detailed information on the state of education on all levels, from cradle to career and beyond. Check back frequently because the site will be updated as more datasets and tools become available."
"EDC is a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development."
EducationWeek.org provides a wealth of information and current news on education, including blogs, reports and data and material not available in print.
Lesson plans and more
An initiative of the Stanford University School of Education. "We are a hub for discussion of critical questions about education's digital future."
publisher of print and online content
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
Links for topic-based online education resources, clip art, and free lesson plans that meet state and national standards.
"Edutopia.org: An in-depth and interactive resource, Edutopia.org offers practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from practitioners, and invaluable tips and tools."
"The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public."
"We invite you to Learn, Connect, and Create with high-quality teaching and learning resources in applied science and math, engineering, computer science/information technology, and engineering technology for use by K-12 and university educators and students."
"There are many programs and services to help students who do not speak, read, write or understand English well. There are programs for students, parents, and immigrants. The overall goal of these programs is to improve the English language skills of students."
"EPA's Environmental Education Division (EED), Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education (OCHPEE), leads and coordinates EPA programs to provide national leadership in promoting environmental literacy" Includes links for kids.
""EEK!" - brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors."
Links from Natural Environmental Systems, LLC.
eScholarship, UC’s open access digital publishing service
"The Test Collection at ETS is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices most of which were created by authors outside ETS."
"ETS has been leading the field of assessment and measurement for decades — from access and affordability and the role of assessments to public policy, public opinion and teacher quality."
Eurydice - The Information Network on Education in Europe. " The Eurydice Network acts first and foremost on behalf of all persons directly or indirectly engaged in educational policy-making, whether at national, regional, local or European level. The Network contributes to cooperation in education by circulating information on education systems and policies and by producing studies on subjects of common interest. Teachers and those carrying out research into education, institutions for teacher education, library resource centres, and all professionals engaged in activities involving mobility and exchanges with other countries may also find that the Network’s output is a useful source of information."
"The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events that feed your curiosity."
Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies
"This Web site provides access to digitized versions of archival records and manuscript collections relating primarily to women's history -- particularly women's education at the Five Colleges." The colleges are Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and U. Mass.
"The Forum for Education and Democracy is committed to the public, democratic role of public education – the preparation of engaged and thoughtful democratic citizens. We work to promote a public education system worthy of a democracy, one characterized by strong public schools, equity of educational resources, and supported by an involved citizenry."
"An online news source featuring the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, health, and more from North America's leading research universities."
WWII Japanese American verterans including oral history
"Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools."
"GSE IT Office promotes the use and integration of academic innovations in teaching and learning through collaborative projects, case-studies, directed research courses, and international consortiums."
"Since 1960, Grapevine has published annual compilations of data on state tax support for higher education, including general fund appropriations for universities, colleges, community colleges, and state higher education agencies. Each year’s Grapevine survey has asked states for tax appropriations data for the new fiscal year and for revisions (if any) to data reported in previous years."
Graduate School of Education Career Services Office Website
Correspondence, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to education in the United States, the Philippines, and developing countries in general.
Homepage of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. "Since its founding in 1920, the Ed School has been training leaders to transform education in the United States and around the globe."
"HG.org was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers."
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
Historical Statistics of the United States online version of 2006 Cambridge University publication.
"a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives."
"Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history."
"The History of Education Society is an international scholarly society."
"ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community."
"The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications."
IGI Global's portal to ebooks in the field of educational technology allows Stanford patrons to download chapters and/or entire books to read on a variety of computers and mobile devices.
"Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, the home front, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience and bear witness to the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America. The database currently holds over 10,400 images."
links to thematic units, lesson plans, classroom management resources, activities, and teaching tips.
Inside Higher Education [Online Journal] plus blog and links to other info.
"We are a community of educators networking for mutual growth and support in the teaching profession."
"The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) is the education and workforce nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ICW promotes the rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems needed to preserve the strength of America's greatest economic resource, its workforce."
"In 1986, the Trustees of Teachers College established the Institute for Learning Technologies with the mission of using digital technologies as an agent of change in education."
"For almost forty years, IUME has used advocacy, demonstration, evaluation, information dissemination, research and technical assistance to study and seek to improve the quality of life chances through education in the communities of urban and minority peoples. The Institute continues to focus on the implications of population diversity in the context of the demand for pluralistic competencies for the design and management of teaching and learning transactions in schools and other environments for education."
"The Institute for Youth Development (IYD) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1996 dedicated to ensuring the best possible future for America's children by promoting positive choices and behaviors."
"The Institute of International Education (IIE) fosters mutual understanding, develops global leaders, and protects academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs that advance the vision of Opening Minds to the World®."
Collection of current articles on education in Africa, with many articles about southern African countries and education issues facing them presently.
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement-"a unique network of scholars, researchers and policy-makers working together to prepare and conduct studies on educational achievement worldwide."
"IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organisations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are available on the priority basis to Members but also to organisations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students."
"The IBE's main mission is to act as UNESCO's centre specialized in contents, methods and structure of education. It builds networks to share expertise on curriculum development in all regions of the world and aims to introduce modern approaches in curriculum design and implementation, improve practical skills and promote informed policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels."
"The database, which contains selected links to a range of official information sources on education, can also be accessed online."
"The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation is to excite and inspire the world's children to become members of the global community – children who understand the value of tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online."
International Reading Association - "a membership organization of literacy professionals."
"Since its creation in 1978, The International Standing Conference for the History of Education has organized to: * Foster research in the scholarly field of the history of education * Facilitate international contact, intellectual exchange, and cooperation between all who work in the field of the history of education * Develop an appreciation of the field of the history of education * Encourage the teaching of the history of education * Arrange and promote scholarly meetings, including the annual ISCHE periodic session (annual meeting), seminars, workshops, networks and publications toward achieving these aims"
"The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities."
"IREPP's mission is to support high quality, multi-disciplinary empirical research that is informed by collaboration with stakeholders and practitioners and that, in turn, informs the improvement of education policy and practice."
"The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC) at Stanford University partners with communities to develop leadership, conduct research and effect change to improve the lives of youth. Our work is rooted in the principles of community youth development: a community only prospers when its young people prosper, and young people only flourish in a flourishing community. Specifically, the Center believes in working in deep partnership with communities; bridging the gap between research, practice and policy; generating actionable research; providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to research projects; and ultimately seeking to inform both the community at hand and the broader field about critical findings from our work."
"The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin....LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America."
"This easy to use site combines the collections of the California State Archives with the power of the Internet to bring you reliable and entertaining information about the Golden State."
"The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of 17 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research."
"learningscience.org is an organization dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, micro-worlds, and imaging, among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor. These tools can help connect students with science, in ways that were impossible just a few years ago." (The site) is a collaborative project of the Central Bucks School District (PA,USA), the teachers of the Central Bucks School District, The College of Education at Temple University (PA, USA), and George Mehler Ed.D."
"The LiteracyCenter.Net serves millions of free literacy lessons to children in more than a 160 countries. We provide safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge."
"The Literacy Information and Communication System, commonly referred to as LINCS, is a national dissemination, resource gathering, and professional development system providing information on a wide variety of literacy relevant topics, issues, and resources."
"Literacy.org is a gateway to electronic resources and tools for the national and international youth and adult literacy communities. This site is jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute (ILI) and the National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education."
"a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology."
"Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute, contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks."
"MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades."
"The Library's new, personalized site, myLOC.gov, presents many of these items in compelling online exhibitions that reveal our nation's history, knowledge and creativity through primary sources, engaging activities and materials for teachers and students."
"NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the Association and thousands advocate for international education."
"NAME celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength that enriches a society and rejects the view that diversity threatens the fabric of a society. NAME believes that multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or exceptionality. Multicultural education enables the individual to believe in one's own intrinsic worth and culture, to transcend monoculturalism and, ultimately, to become multicultural."
National Aeronautics ans Space Administration
Nation's Report Card, the official site for results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. "The Nation’s Report CardTM informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report Cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. The Nation’s Report Card compares performance among states, urban districts, public and private schools, and student demographic groups."
"NABE's mission is to advocate for our nations Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, pedagogy, research, and professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural and linguistic diversity."
"Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations."
"The National Association of Biology Teachers empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students."
"The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas."
"NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth."
"NASDTEC represents professional standards boards, commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Educational Activity, the U.S. Territories, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, which are responsible for the preparation, licensure and discipline of educational personnel. Associate members include Canadian provinces and representatives of other constituent groups with an interest in the preparation and certification of educational personnel."
"NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 200,000 Catholic educators serving 7.6 million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities."
The aim of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is to promote the development and dissemination of innovative materials and sound educational practices for case teaching in the sciences.
"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education."
"The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007. TIMSS 2007 results were released on December 9, 2008."
"The National Center for History in the Schools (NCHS) has a threefold mission: to develop and provide teachers with curricular materials that will engage students in exciting explorations of U.S. and World History; professional development for K-12 history teachers; and to collaborate with schools in building their history curricula."
"The Center provides independent, non-partisan information on and analysis of privatization in education. The Center's program includes research, evaluation, conferences, publications, and dissemination on a full range of issues regarding privatization of education from pre-school to higher education, both national and international."
"Since 2004, the National Center on School Choice (NCSC) has been doing research on how school choice affects individuals, communities, and systems. Our work takes place across multiple disciplines and methodologies, and our aim is simple: to provide national intellectual leadership on the study of school choice in all its forms."
"The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is Australia's principal provider of vocational education and training (VET) research and statistics."
"The National Council for Geographic Education is a non-profit organization, chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. NCGE supports geography teaching at all levels—from kindergarten through university. Our members include both U.S. and International teachers, professors, students, businesses, and others who support geographic education."
"The National Council for History Education builds bridges between K-12 teachers, college and university faculty and museums/libraries/historical societies who all share a common passion for teaching history. Here you will find outstanding professional development opportunities, access to a wide range of historical organizations, thought-provoking annual conferences, free publications, and information on critical national and local educational issues. Most of all, you will be part of an international community linked together by a common commitment to excellence in history."
"The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education."
"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students."
"The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education-from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States."
"The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. We are guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence."
"The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provides knowledge to trusted professionals who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Together, we generate lasting positive change."
National History Education Clearinghouse is "the central online location for accessing high-quality resources in K-12 U.S. history education" launched by Professor Sam Wineburg and colleagues at George Mason University.
"The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective, early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life. The Institute offers independent research-based advice and technical assistance to policy makers, journalists, researchers, and educators."
"The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis)."
"The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the United States."
"NSDL is the Nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics."
"Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, 60,000-strong. We publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college. Each year we hold four conferences on science education: three regional events in the fall and a national gathering in the spring. We provide ways for science teachers to connect with one another. We inform Congress and the public on vital questions affecting science literacy and a well-educated workforce."
National Center for Education Statistics - International Activities Program "NCES supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. These activities focus on 2 major areas: indicators and assessments."
"The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. With 100,000 members and 250 affiliates, NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving math education in preK?12." This site provides links to activities, lessons, standards, and other websites.
"The School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative furthers the understanding of how research findings from the cognitive and neurosciences has the potential to inform teaching and learning through research, collaboration, and advocacy. In partnership with the School of Medicine, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and the Brain Science Institute, this Initiative fosters dialog among educators and brain science researchers to develop joint research projects and magnifies the potential for current findings to enrich educational practice."
The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses everyday; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research.
"The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Its hundreds of member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded colleges and universities in the world, as well as leading museums, key research centers, and some of the world's most forward-thinking companies. For more than 15 years, the consortium and its members have dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning, research, and creative inquiry. The consortium's Horizon Reports are regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere."
"Connections for students, teachers, and parents."
"'Building Character through Cornerstone Values' is an indigenous New Zealand approach to the development of character which had its origins at the Waihopai School, Invercargill, following the 1989 reforms known as "Tomorrow's Schools" and the provision for local learning objectives in a school charter."
"Learn how to use high-quality teaching methods to show people how to make a difference in the world through a positive, nonconfrontational approach."
"North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, so providing a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, the series provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants."
"This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images."
"North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
NOVA - links to podcast, watch online, teacher information, program schedule and much more.
"Created for middle school teachers: A direct path to selective online resources for instruction and professional development from the National Science Digital Library. Enter each subject pathway below to browse a list of topics and take an in-depth look at teachable concepts in science and mathematics."
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Education portal.
"The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an internationally standardised assessment that was jointly developed by participating economies and administered to15-year-olds in schools."
OECD Stat Extracts "includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies."
"PACE is an independent research center that aims to enrich education policy debates with sound analysis and hard evidence. From preschool, to K-12, to higher education, we are dedicated to carefully defining issues and assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs. PACE provides analysis and assistance to California policymakers, educators, and the public."
Multimedia resources & professional development for America's preK-12 educators.
A consortium of teacher preparation programs that have joined together to develop a teaching performance assessment.
Philosophy of Education links on dmoz Open Directory Project
Philosophy of Education Homepage
"This online archive delivers essential primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. It covers the politics and administration of the refugee crisis in Europe after World War II as well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves."
"Pratham is the largest non governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. Pratham was established in 1994 to provide education to the children in the slums of Mumbai city. Since then, the organization has grown both in scope and geographical coverage."
"Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College to provide materials, training and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels."
Project Zero's research initiatives build on and contribute to detailed understandings of human cognitive development and the processes of learning in the arts and other disciplines. They place the learner at the center of the educational process, respecting the different ways in which an individual learns at various stages of life, as well as differences among individuals in the ways they perceive the world and express their ideas. Many of these initiatives involve collaborators in schools, universities, museums, or other settings in the United States and other countries.
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RAND California: Education Statistics includes enrollment, demographics, expenditures, test scores, and much more.
"The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis."
"The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) consists of a network of ten laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated region by providing access to high quality scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, studies, and other related technical assistance activities."
"Founded in 1986 by activist teachers, Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials. We advocate the reform of elementary and secondary education, with a strong emphasis on issues of equity and social justice."
"The Right to Education Project aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. The cornerstones of the Project is this wide-reaching website, ongoing research and a wide network of human rights and education activists. It is a partial continuation of the groundbreaking older Right to Education Project of the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Katarina Tomaševski."
"Provides training, resources and technical assistance to establish a school/community environment which is physically and emotionally safe, well disciplined, and conducive to learning."
"Located on the fourth floor of King Library, the Educational Resource Center provides materials for students, educators, professors, parents, and all others interested in K-12 education in Silicon Valley."
Information on books and authors, teaching resources and student activities
"The LEADS network applies cutting-edge knowledge from scholars and practitioners in education and business to the complex challenges confronting urban school systems."
"Science NetLinks is a project of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science."
"This digital collection consists of over 30 full-text, digitized children's books. The books were selected using the following criteria: publication date, rarity, uniqueness, size, and location of publication. All of the items in the digital collection were published before 1923, and are in the public domain. The oldest book in the digital collection, Dolly's ABC was published in 1854. Many of the items in the digital collection are quite rare, with only a few other holdings available."
"Shamaa is a free bibliographic database, web-based, trilingual (Arabic, English and French) in Education . It covers Master theses, PhD dissertations, articles, books and reports from a large number of universities, institutions and organizations from Arab countries since 2007."
The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education is an international association of individual teacher educators, and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. The Society seeks to promote research, scholarship, collaboration, exchange, and support among its membership, and to actively foster the development of new national organizations where a need emerges. SITE is the only organization that has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs.
"This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition, and legislation. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba,"
"Founded in Chicago in 1991, the Small Schools Workshop has become the premier resource for small schools creation, design and restructuring. The Workshop provides schools and school districts with an experienced team school design coaches and teacher professional development experts what can guide the school transformation process from beginning to end."
"Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities."
"Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is a group within the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) that provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff and students in the acquisition of social science data and the selection and use of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis software."
Current and historical STAR test results from the California Department of Education.
"The Stanford Bulletin is Stanford's catalog of courses and degrees. The Bulletin's Explore Degrees web site publishes degree requirements, University requirements, and nonacademic regulations, as well as information on Stanford's schools, departments, and interdisciplinary programs."
"SCOPE was founded in 2008 to foster research, policy, and practice strategies for educational quality and equality."
"The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality has five objectives: to monitor these and other trends in poverty and inequality, to support scientific analysis of poverty and inequality, to develop science-based policy on poverty and inequality, to disseminate data and research on poverty and inequality, and to train the next generation of scholars and policy analysts."
"The Stanford Historical Photograph Collection contains more than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders. Photographs in the collection come from a wide variety of sources, including university offices and organizations, academic departments, and donations from alumni and others."
"Stanford University Library maintains a collection in Western languages (primarily English) to support study and teaching on Southeast Asian countries."
"The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) serves as a bridge between Stanford University and K-14 schools by developing multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes."
"This site provides online access to selected catalogs and administrative publications of Stanford University published between 1891 and 2001. "
"The Common Data Set Initiative is a collaborative effort between publishers and the educational community to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the burden on colleges of compiling and reporting information. Questions and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its college surveys are a guide in the development of CDS items. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by secondary schools and two-and four-year colleges."
"TeacherLINK, an online teacher resource for educators and students, is provided as a free public service by Utah State University's Adele and Dale Young Education Technology Center (the YETC) and Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services."
Teachers from the Library of Congress provides "more than 10 million primary sources online."
"Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world." "Established in 1989, Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world - or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to 'real world' issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens."
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
From the National Archives.
"Mission: To engage people of all ages and backgrounds in science and technology experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, and inspire action. The Tech Museum does this through content and programs featuring "The Spirit of Silicon Valley" inspiring people, inventions and mind-set that continues to make this region the leading source of science and technology innovation."
"To lead discussions, share research and information and demonstrate best practices regarding technology so it can be used to benefit children aged 0-8 years."
"Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London This digital resource offers the unique resources of the World’s oldest Holocaust museum."
...a Consortium effort to provide teachers with quality materials and tools found on federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites; "Thousands of lesson plans and other teaching and learning resources at your fingertips."
"Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities."
"The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center is dedicated to conducting comparative studies in educational achievement. It serves as the International Study Center for IEA's studies in mathematics, science, and reading."
"The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007."
From The Center for Measuring University Performance (Arizona State University)
"Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online is an interactive web-based data system that gives higher education stakeholders easy access to information on finance, performance, and enrollments for individual institutions, groups of institutions, or the nation as a whole. Recent patterns in higher education finance are presented using six primary "metrics" compiled by the Delta Cost Project (shown below). These metrics mirror those in the Delta Cost Project’s Trends in College Spending reports, where national-level patterns and trends are presented. The TCS system allows institutional-level comparisons with those national data."
"Turning Points is a comprehensive education reform model that focuses on improving student learning." "Recognizing the need to both strengthen the academic core of middle schools and establish caring, supportive environments that value all young adolescents, Turning Points helps middle schools undergo dramatic change."
"USAID’s goal in education is to improve lives and create opportunity. To achieve this goal, USAID is implementing a five-year Education Strategy, Education: Opportunity though Learning, that focuses resources, encourages innovation, and strives to meet the global need for improved access to a quality education for children, youth, and adults."
Includes College rankings and Graduate School rankings.
"The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them."
"Understanding Evolution is a non-commercial, education website, teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology. This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time. " "This site is a collaborative project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education."
"Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The long-term goal of the initiative is to help educators understand that the new Standards cannot be achieved without providing specific attention to the language demands inherent to each content area. We seek to improve academic outcomes for English language learners by drawing attention to critical aspects of instructional practice and by advocating for necessary policy supports at the state and local levels."
"The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works. The process of science is exciting, but standard explanations often miss its dynamic nature. Science affects us all everyday, but people often feel cut off from science. Science is an intensely human endeavor, but many portrayals gloss over the passion, curiosity, and even rivalries and pitfalls that characterize all human ventures. Understanding Science gives users an inside look at the general principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science."
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
"The Organization aims to help build a sustainable world with just societies that value knowledge, promote peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights, achieved by providing Education for All (EFA)."
"Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication."
Includes link to UNESCO Portal on Higher Education. "This portal offers access to on-line information on higher education institutions recognized or otherwise sanctioned by competent authorities in participating countries."
"The Centre has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues relating to children’s rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child universally."
"Environmental Education and Training (EET) promotes attitudes and value systems that influence environmentally ethical behaviour by developing understanding, skills and values that will enable people participate as active and informed citizens in the development of an ecologically sustainable and socially just society Environmental Education is fundamental to the achievement of the goal of sustainable development. Education, awareness raising and training are essential to UNEP fulfilling its mandate of Inspiring, Informing and Enabling nations and peoples to achieve sustainable development.
United States Department of Education homepage.
"A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity."
"The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501 (c) 3 organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States."
"A central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education."
"Advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy."
"Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 94 document projects and archives with more than 3,750 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and almost 2,100 primary authors."
"The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics and decision-makers to create practical solutions for people and the planet."
"World Bank's Early Child Development (ECD) is part of the Child and Youth Group in Human Development Network (HDN). Our primary mission is to improve World Bank's staff and clients' knowledge of ECD programming and to improve the quality of World Bank's lending for ECD."
"Your comprehensive data and analysis source for key topics in education."
Projects, statistics, on all aspects (Girls' Education, Education Technology, Early Child Development, Tertiary Education, Effective School and Teacher Secondary Education, Adult Education, Global Education Reform, School Health, Economics of Education) with many full text reports
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: * Promote international and intercultural understanding; * Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; * Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; * Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
"World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools."
"The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges."
"Since its founding, the Youth and Education Law Project has worked with disadvantaged youth and their communities to ensure that they have access to equal and excellent educational opportunities."