Association of School Business Officials

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Coverage
Tracks education coronavirus coverage from around the country, updated daily.

U.S. Department of Education

National Education Association
Free access to the largest collection of public education data ever assembled.

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.

Free Online Journal and Research Databases for Academics

American Council on Education

Association of School Business Officials

Six Tips for Journalists Covering Teachers Unions
Journalist’s Resource from Harvard offers some great tips.

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.

Journalist’s Resource: How to Find Academic Research Papers

Seven Ways Journalists Can Access Academic Research for Free

Jumpline Journalism: Transforming Journalism Education
Run by a couple of journalism profs, this is a community hub to support journalism educators and trainers who are driving the radical transformation of journalism education around the world.

The 1619 Project

The Pulitzer Center and the NY Times built this site to challenge people to “reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date.” Here you will find reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into your classroom.

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Resources
Story ideas for education reporters covering the effect of the coronavirus on education. This list is updated weekly.

New School Journalism + Design: Tools for Educators

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Coverage
Tracks education coronavirus coverage from around the country, updated daily.

BrainTrack College and University Lookup

Academic Earth
Lectures and teaching resources galore for professors.

How to Tell Good Research from Bad: 13 Questions Journalists Should Ask
Great tipsheet from Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource.

Six Tips for Journalists Covering Teachers Unions
Journalist’s Resource from Harvard offers some great tips.

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.

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

National Association of College Admissions Counseling

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

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.

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.

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Story Ideas
Story ideas for education reporters covering the effect of the coronavirus on education. This list is updated weekly.

Education Writers Association: Coronavirus Coverage
Tracks education coronavirus coverage from around the country, updated daily.
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.

Academe Today
Chronicle of Higher Education.

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

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

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)

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

National Tutoring Association

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

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

Washington Monthly College Guide 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.

Marist 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

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.

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.

Lesson plans, video, etc.

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.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Home Page

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.
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.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.


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