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    College Scorecard

    College Scorecard Data

    National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

    Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

    U.S. Department of Education

    National Education Association

    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

    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.

    National Center for Education Statistics Data Center
    Nationwide data on colleges and universities.

    Chronicle of Higher Education: Tracking Sexual Assault Investigations

    College Scorecard

    College Scorecard Data

    National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

    Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

    The Journalist’s Resource: Covering Student Loan Forgiveness

    EWA: How to Cover COVID-19 Mandates at Colleges and Universities
    Tips and resources from the Education Writers Association.

    Chronicle of Higher Education: List of Universities Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations

    New School Journalism + Design: Tools for Educators

    GIJN: 5 Things Journalists Need to Know About Statistical Significance
    Denise Ordway offers tips to avoid some of the most common errors related to statistical significance in academic studies.

    EdWeek: A Student Journalist’s Plea: Stop Censoring Us (and Our Advisers)
    Database for tracking financial and money laundering investigations.

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

    US Dept. of Education: Campus Safety and Security
    Download nationwide campus crime data.

    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.

    The Grade
    The Grade provides independent analysis of media coverage of education, helping to promote and improve the quality of that coverage. It offers advice on reporting and writing, including profiles and Q&A’s with journalists on how they covered a story. Diversity in both coverage and newsrooms is also a focus.

    College COVID-19 Data Dashboards
    Google Sheet is a deep collection of links to college dashboards.

    Student Debt Crisis Center
    Data, expert sources and other resources for covering this issue.

    Stop the Presses: Journalism Employment and the Economic Value of 850 Journalism and Communication Programs
    2022 study by Georgetown’s Center on Education and Workforce.

    The Journalist’s Resource: The Substitute Teacher Shortage

    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.
    Track down Canadian schools.

    National Library of Education

    American Association of University Professors

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

    SPJ: Reporter’s Guide to FERPA

    Newsweek: America’s Top 100 High Schools

    100 Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

    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 Coverage
    Tracks education coronavirus coverage from around the country, updated daily.

    National Student Clearinghouse
    Look up names who’ve graduated from high school. Small fee for service.
    Track graduation rates and other data on universities.

    NPR: Government Costs for Sending a Kid to School

    Civil Rights Data Collection
    The Civil Rights Data Collection is a biennial survey required by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights since 1968. It collects data from a universe of all public local educational agencies and schools, including juvenile justice facilities, charter schools, alternative schools and schools serving students with disabilities.

    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.

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

    Educating School Leaders Report

    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 Institute for Early Education Research Basics on College Financial Aid

    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

    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

    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

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

    Curriculum Services

    Council of the Great City Schools

    Institute of International Education

    This tool automates the creation of how-to guides via a desktop app or Chrome extension. Users follow a process on the web or in tools they use, this app records clicks and keystrokes and turns it into a guide with text and images. Guides can be shared internally or externally, and embedded in web pages or wikis. This tool is helpful for educators who create digital tools guides, and community- and solutions-focused journalists can speed the document creation process to better help their audiences.

    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.
    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

    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

    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

    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.
    Tips, calculators and other student loan information.
    More than 11,000 lectures searchable by topic, instructor, school, etc.

    TeacherVision: History of Presidential Inaugurations
    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

    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.

    Class Central
    A search engine for finding online classes.


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