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U.S. Department of Education

National Education Association

National Education Writer's Association

National School Boards Association

National School Boards Association Blog

Center for Public Education
National School Boards Association research site.
Free access to the largest collection of public education data ever assembled.

ERIC Database
National Education Resources Information Center at Syracuse University offers research and materials from all federally funded labs.

Council of Chief State School Officers
From the Education Writers Association, this site tracks education spending across the country. Full of data, sources and other helpful research.

American Council on Education

Association of School Business Officials

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of Elementary School Principals

School Nutrition Association
Many helpful resources, including food safety, legislative action, newsroom, recipes, nutritional facts, studies, etc.

No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Database

BrainTrack College and University Lookup

Academic Earth
Lectures and teaching resources galore for professors.

Electronic School News

Association of Boarding Schools

National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators
Only a bunch of academics could have a title this long. It's a good site though, with links of interest and a newsletter.

The American School Board Journal
Several trend stories and educational resources and studies.

Help for Journalists
Poynter's Al Tompkins runs this journalism resource site for educators.

EdWeek: Early Childhood Education Rankings (By State)
See how your state scored.

National Association of College Admissions Counseling The New SAT

State-by-State Teacher Salary Survey
Averages by state. Starting salaries, etc.

Center for Academic Integrity

National Public School Locator Search
Searchable database on schools, number of students, student-teacher ratio, student body ethnic makeup; search by school name, location, zip, grade.

American School Directory
Do searches for schools.
Track down Canadian schools.

U.S. Educational Resource Directory
A searchable directory of educational organizations. Search by form or by image map.

Parents United for Responsible Education
Public school parent advocacy group provides news, analysis and background information on issues.

American Association of University Professors

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
"Establish a national forum on the design and implementation of education policies that empower all children to achieve their personal bests in school and in life."

National Center for Education Statistics
A complete electronic catalog and fast facts.

International Archive of Education Data
Includes results of elementary, secondary, post-secondary and school library surveys, including synopses and raw data.

SPJ: Reporter's Guide to FERPA

Newsweek: America's Top 100 High Schools

100 Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

Department of Education: Public Education Data
Covers elementary and secondary schools from U.S.

Education Nation Scorecard
This site provides readers "useful, easily understandable information about performance at individual schools, as well as in districts, states, and the nation as a whole."

Grad Money Matters
Tips on managing money, including top 10 lists. Helpful to journalists looking for tips/graphics to accompany finance stories.
Education resources written by teachers.

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center
Track graduation rates and other data on universities.

NPR: Government Costs for Sending a Kid to School

Healthy Schools Network

Family Taxpayers Network
Look up teacher salaries at Illinois public schools. Helpful research tool.

U.S. Department of Education Statistics
Index of various manuals you can buy.

Academe Today
Chronicle of Higher Education.
Site offers free, detailed information on U.S. public schools combined with useful community data (e.g., housing costs) and maps of the surrounding areas.
Site offers free, detailed information on U.S. private schools combined with useful community data (e.g., housing costs) and maps of the surrounding areas.

School Bus Data
Injury, accidents and other national statistics.

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has this search tool that helps you track down online course syllabi at universities around the world.

The National Commission on Writing
Reports, press releases and information on writing and education from The College Board.

School Bus Seat Belt Issue FAQ

National Association of Pupil Transportation: School Bus Safety

Nation's Report Card
The Department of Education administers NAEP in several subject areas and publishes quantitative results in the participating states. state results.

National Center for Education Stats: School Locator
A great search tool.

Overview of Public School Districts, 2001-02
From the National Center for Education Stats.

Educating School Leaders Report

Public School Student, Staff and Graduate Counts (2001-02)

Miami Herald: Crumbling Schools
A great in-depth series on the poor shape of Miami-Dade County schools.

College Opportunities Online
Links to more than 9,000 colleges, trade schools and universities in the United States.

U.S. Census: Back-to-School Statistics

National Tutoring Association

Check written work for plagiarism and attribution. World's largest comparison database of professional and scholarly work.

Peterson's Grad School Resources
A good directory of graduate school links and background materials.

Journalism Journeyman: 22 Useful Sites to Find Journalism Internships

College and University Pages
Links to nearly every school imaginable.

Education Week
Electronic version of the magazine. Daily news updates.

National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAEP was mandated by Congress to monitor knowledge, skills, and performance of the nation's children.

National Institute for Early Education Research

Student Loan Calculator
Links, resources and advice for associates, bachelors and master's.

PlagTracker Plagiarism Tool
Free tool to check a document for plagiarism.

Washington Monthly College Guide

Worldwide ETD Index: Electronic Theses and Dissertations
"A global index of freely available electronic theses and dissertations." Beating Scholarship Fraud
Seven tips from experts. Basics on College Financial Aid

Gap Year
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Year Out Group
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Beloit College Mindset List
This is an annual compilation that offers a glimpse of the world as seen through the eyes of each incoming freshman class at the Wisconsin college.

Taking Off
Offers resources on taking a year off before college.

Washington Post Education Coverage

The National Home Education Research Institute

Children's Defense Fund
The press releases section is a great source for new studies and news about poverty, safety, school cuts, etc.

CNN's Education Page
Great breaking news and trend stories in education.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Early childhood program provider and advocacy organization whose experts can help journalists with stories on the benefits of preschool, Head Start, and other early education programs for low-income children.

School Facility Manufacturers' Association

Links to several good stories and education sites.

Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (COSTAR)
A network of lawyers, professors and students aimed at protecting academic rights. Good for finding sources and backgrounding.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The Digest of Education Statistics, 2001

FREE: Education Resources
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes hundreds of Net-based education resources easier to find. Features sections on technology, safety, etc.

Quality Schools Now
This site allows people to share information about public schools and school staff who are either exceptionally helpful, or exceptional duds. It initially focusing on Genesee County, Mich., but it will be expanded until it acts as a gateway site to similar material for all of the United States.

Lesson plans, video, etc.

Journalist's Guide to Covering Adoption
This site has a section dedicated to the new SAT (new in 2004) that features stories, tips and answers questions about the exam.

The Internet in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics has survey results measuring Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000.

SelectSurf Education Links
Links to several great education sites.

Education Index
Privately run site covers mostly Arizona and California; may expand to other states.

School Wise Press
Compare California schools by using variables such as test scores and demographics.

MIT's World College and University Links

Galaxy Directions Education Site

NEA: National Teacher Shortage
Offers studies and stats.

Schoolwide IDEA Book

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Home Page

Office of Research and Improvement (OERI)

Class Size Reduction

Generation YES: Youth and Educators Succeeding
Several cool projects, including a youth technology mentorship program.

Education Publications

Curriculum Services

Council of the Great City Schools

Title I Report

Institute of International Education

RAND Corporation Education Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on education issues.
Look up state-specific aid programs for college tuition.
Online guide to college financial aid.
Blog for college and high school students and teachers.

National corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Site has statistics and other education research on it.
A different kind of teaching evaluation form. Produces some interesting answers. Study Tools
Great for back-to-school stories, this is a list of study tools for school kids.

Roll Call Online
Find helpful sites for research.

Universities List Research Resources
Has links on the 9-11 tragedy and other information.

Socratic Tutor
This service requires a fee, but it coaches you on the Socratic method of asking questions.

National Commission on the Senior Year
An education research and watchdog group on education standards.

Special Ed News
Focuses on special education and student/teaching needs.

Learning Exchange
News updates, education links and more.
Awards non-profit and philanthropy grants. Site has a publications, newsletters, research and sources page that could be helpful to journalists.

Schools to Watch
Organization promoting middle-grades school reform. Good place to find sources to speak on the topic.

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
A good links/resource page, state resources and more.
A state-by-state breakdown of cybercheating, based on papers tested through's program.
This is an information and resource site for high school athletes who want to apply for college athletic scholarships. Teaches students basic communication skills.

The Youth Free Expression Network (Y-FEN)
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

America's Alumni Directory
Features an alumni directory and more.

Bullying Online
A UK journalist shares this site, which is based in England but deals with school bullying issues from all over the world. Many reference and tips for parents, administrators, kids, etc.

Scholastic Research Tools: Women's History

American Alumni Directory
Nearly 5,000 listings of colleges, universities.

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

Women In World History Curriculum

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Internet Women's History Sourcebook
A children's reading website, where kids (ages 7-10) can go online everyday (except Friday and Saturday), and read a short story which begins every Sunday and continues with the same plot through the following Thursday. George Lucas Educational Foundation
Video library, teacher training, development tools and more.

Teacher Planet
Lesson plans, research, calendar of events and other resources for teachers. Includes some current events and journalism teaching resources.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has sections on abuse, library search, statistics, online catalog, adoption information and more.

Project on Student Debt
Newsroom, experts, publications and other resources on student loans.
Tips, calculators and other student loan information.
More than 11,000 lectures searchable by topic, instructor, school, etc.

TeacherVision: History of Presidential Inaugurations

Amethyst Initiative
College presidents and chancellors who support informed and unimpeded debate on the 21 year-old drinking age.

Department of Education: What Works Clearinghouse
Educational intervention strategies site.

Play the News
This interactive game helps readers understand current events and news. It's created by a company called Impact Games.

College QuickFinder
Shows the average SAT exam scores of students that a college admits.
Look up what percentage of a college's students graduate in four years.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

National Cheer Safety Foundation
Deals with high school and college cheerleading safety issues.

Campus Explorer
Helps match students to prospective colleges. Full of background information on universities and colleges.

Student Press Law Center: Classroom Resources
Presentations, handouts, online quizzes and more. Great tools for teaching the First Amendment.

Education Social Networks
From, this page lists dozens of social networks for various levels of teaching and learning A must-bookmark.

100 Helpful Web Sites for New Teachers

Inside High Ed: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs
Social networking site built for individual university communities.

Reporter's Toolkit: Covering Sexual Assaults on Campus
From the Center for Public Integrity.

Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
News, events, curriculum, etc.
Displays academics around the world in a tree format, according to what university/department they are affiliated with. It enables an academic to have an easy-to-maintain academic Web page.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Open Culture
Free audiobooks, e-books, courses, language lessons, etc.
Resources galore for prospective students.


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