Education Websites




Adolescent Literature


ALAN Online: The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. ALAN has given the ALAN award to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature. The site contains ALAN awards, Bill’s Best Books, Ted Hipple Awards, grant information.



Children's and Young Adult Literature

This site contains additional links, professional organizations, review/plot summaries/lesson plans, special collection, writers and publishers.



Lesson Plans and Resources for Adolescent and Young Adult Literature

This site contains links to lesson plans and resources for adolescent and young adult (grades 7-12) literature, including short stories, mysteries, and English literature.




Readingchair.com (Amazon Books) lists adolescent books in subject order for purchase.



Teen Hoopla (ALA)

This web site is a combination of information on Teen Reading and Teen Read Week compiled by the Young Adult Reading Services, American Library Association. On this site are links to data and resources, recommended reading, tips to encourage reading.




Teenreads.com brings teens information and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. The site contains book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests.



What to Read: An Adolescent Literature Website

This website was designed to be a resource for both teachers and students. It is a place to explore and find out about a book that you might like to read or a book to recommend to a student.



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Adult Education

See also: Bibliographies, Bilingual, College University, Literacy, Resources, Social Sciences, Study Aids


AAACE American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

AAACE is the nation's premiere adult education organization dedicated to being the leading source in the field of adult learning. This site contains information on Membership, conferences meetings, publications, and an online bookstore.



National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium NAEPDC

NAEPDC works with the Department of Education (Office of Vocational and Adult Education), the National Institute for Literacy, and the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, the National Center for Adult Literacy, the National Coalition for Literacy, and other national adult education organizations in planning for programs and activities to support adult learning initiatives. This site contains news, views, and clues, national policy and legislation, professional development, job bank, related links.



Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) - Home page

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) supports programs that help young people and adults obtain the knowledge and skills for successful careers. On this site are links to programs/initiatives, reports/resources, news, high schools, career and technical education, adult education and



Technical Schools USA

This site is a guide to technical schools, careers, and certifications in the United States. Includes a list of links to schools by state, descriptions of technical schools and programs (including online alternatives), and resources for technical certification training. Browse by career program type, location, or certification type. Although school descriptions contain a fair amount of marketing language, the site does not accept payment for listings. Not searchable.



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See also: Religion, Research, Statistics, Technology


Connecticut State Department of Education

The site contains information on certification, grants management, schools & district data, No Child Left Behind, job postings, State Boards.



New Jersey Department of Education

The New Jersey State Department of Education provides leadership for education by utilizing multiple and diverse paths to success for all children in New Jersey. The site offers information for parents, students, educators, and partners on certification, No Child Left Behind, NJ report card, GED.



New York City Dept. of Education

This site provides, among other things, resources and information for students, parents, and teachers and links to information of staff and administration, districts & schools, and statistical summaries.



Pennsylvania Department of Education

The site contains overviews of many education reform initiatives. In addition, you will find laws governing Pennsylvania's educational, home pages of schools and colleges in the state, how to become a certified teacher in Pennsylvania or where to obtain a GED.



US Department of Education

US Department of Education establishes policies on financial aid for education, and distributes as well as monitors those funds. ED.gov collects data on America's schools and disseminates research. It is also the official government Web site provides information about the No Child Left Behind Act, an "education law signed by President Bush on January 8, 2002." The site includes an overview of the legislation, FAQs, statistics, progress updates, news releases, and resources for parents. It is also searchable from the U.S. Department of Education.



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American Anthropological Association

American Anthropological Association is an extensive list of links connecting resources about African American, Latin American, and Native American topics.



Anthropology Biography Web

This biography webpage contains descriptions of the life and work of about 400 anthropologists and other scientists that have direct influence on the discipline of anthropology.



Anthropology Resources

Anthropology Resources offers topical information on education and job opportunities to students, teachers, advisers, and parents across the world.



Peabody Museum

Peabody Museum (Yale University) provides a resource of information on the earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, through publications, exhibitions, and educational programs.



WWW Virtual Library for Anthropology

This site is a comprehensive Portal of Anthropology resources.



World Email Directory of Anthropologists

This is a searchable directory of anthropologists and scholars in related disciplines from around the world. The names and mailing addresses of academic & research institutions, museums, government and private organizations, individual scholars, journals, laboratories, and electronic databases are listed.




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See also: Databases, Lesson Plans, Museums, Sciences


Arts Connection

Arts Connection is New York City's largest and most comprehensive, not-for-profit, arts-in-education organization.




ARTSEDGE the National Arts and Education Network supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.



Center for Arts Education

The Center for Arts Education is committed to restoring, stimulating, and sustaining quality arts education as an essential part of every child’s education.




Empire State Partnerships

Empire State Partnerships (ESP) is dedicated to identifying, developing and nurturing promising practices in arts education through support of long-term collaborations between cultural organizations and schools.



Lincoln Center Institute

Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) is an arts and education organization whose approach is based on aesthetic education and the writings of such innovators as John Dewey and Maxine Greene. Students learn about and through the arts by focusing on works of art, including performing and visual arts, and architecture.



Studio in a School (STUDIO)

STUDIO's professional artists work in public schools, transitional housing facilities, childcare centers, and community organizations, provides guidance and inspiration as they share the joy of making art with children of all ages.



National Art Education Association

This site promotes art education through Professional Development, Service, Advancement of Knowledge, and Leadership. NAEA is a non-profit, educational organization.



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Bibliography of the History of American Education

This extensive bibliography covers the historical literature of American education. It is organized in four sections: General Works, The Colonial Period, From Revolution to Reconstruction, and America in the Urban Age. Its thematic lists include scholarly, historical journals, and government reports.



Character Education Bibliographies

An online this is a site by the Utah State Office of Education Character Education program. Each year, the U. S. government recognizes the third week in October as National Character Counts Week. Students and teachers have an ideal opportunity to examine the meaning of character as it appears in literature. Following is a list of children's books, organized by reading level that might prompt discussion about such character traits as respect, responsibility, and citizenship.



eEducation America

eEducation America offers Distance Education and Adult Learning bibliographies as an information service of North Central University.



Learn in Freedom

Learn in Freedom is a site geared towards taking the initiative in learning on your own. Information in education can be found in bibliographies, articles, guides, new books. Parents starting a home school will find this site helpful.



Peabody Library

Peabody Library, Vanderbilt University contains bibliographies on moral or value-based education, which includes character education.



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Bilingual education websites

For teachers of bilingual students: A website providing information on classroom centered practices, organizations and programs, funding resources, and online resources related to science, mathematics, and technology education.  This site is developed by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education at Columbia Teachers College and the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education.



California Association of Bilingual Education

CABE is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1976 to promote bilingual education and quality educational experiences for all students in California.



Center for Applied Linguistics

The Center for Applied Linguistics is a site complied by a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems.



English as an International Language

English as an International Language is from the Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



English for the Children

English for the Children is an anti-bilingual ed. website.



ESL/EFL Teacher Resources

ESL/EFL Teacher Resources is a site containing journals, articles, adult literacy, online books, TESOL.



James Crawford’s Language Policy & Emporium Website

James Crawford’s Language Policy & Emporium Website specializes in the politics of language. He has reported on the English Only movement, English Plus, bilingual education, Native American language revitalization, and language rights in the U.S.A. Currently he is the executive director of the National Association for Bilingual Education.



National Association for Bilingual Education

The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals.



National Education Association

National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education.



Office of English Language Acquisition

Office of English Language Acquisition (U.S. Dept. of Education) The Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) administer Title III of No Child Left Behind Act (2001). OELA also provides national leadership in promoting high quality education for English language learners (ELLs).



Office of English Language Acquisition

Office of English Language Acquisition OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs.



Online Directory of ESL Resources

Online Directory of ESL Resources is a site organized by a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.



Prof. Nancy Hornberger: Links of Professional Interests

Prof. Nancy Hornberger: Links of Professional Interests: links to various bilingual sites.



Rethinking Schools on Bilingual Education

Rethinking Schools on Bilingual Education is an online journal which began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.



Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TESOL is ensuring excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.



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Books (Online full-text)

See also: Bibliographies, Home School, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Museums, Reading


Classics for Young People

This site contains children's literature classics that are out of copyright. Titles are available in HTML format.



Full-Text Books Online

Full-Text Books Online, organized by the College of Saint Benedict., St. John’s University, are free of charge  full-text books including English-language directories, English-language General Archives, English-Language Specialized Archives, and Other Languages.



National Academies Press Home Page

This site contains more than 3000 free full-text books.



 Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. All may be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial use.



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All Education Schools
All Education Schools provides a searchable database of schools, degrees, programs and career resources.


Connecticut State Department of Education - Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support and Assessment

Contained on this site are application forms and fees, approved course lists, assessments, coaching, codes of ethics, contact certification, fact sheets, links to other sites, publications, regulations. This site is searchable.



Office of Teaching Initiatives

Interested persons will find recent changes to certification requirements, information on teaching as a career, obtaining the teacher’s certificate, resources for teachers and schools, resources for the public, teacher showcase.



New Jersey Department of Education – Licensing

Provided on this site are links to key parts of New Jersey's certification system.



New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations addresses New York Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations, which require prospective New York State teachers to pass designated tests as a requirement for receiving state certification. These tests measure a candidate’s knowledge and skills in the liberal arts and sciences, in teaching theory and practice, and in the content area of the candidate’s field of certification. This site contains registration information, test dates, score reporting, preparation guides.



NYS Education Department-Office of Higher Education (OHE) University of the State of New York, State Education Department

This site contains information regarding fingerprinting and clearances for employment/certification in the NYS School Districts.



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Charter Schools

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American Association of School Personnel Administrators

AASPA is a vital resource for school personnel / human resource administrators, superintendents, principals, personnel support staff, attorneys, businesses and others interested in school personnel administration. This site contains information on awards, membership, and annual conferences.



Charter Schools Development Center

(CSDC) provides experienced and expert technical assistance, training, and resources to charter school developers, operators, charter-granting agencies, and policy makers in California, nationally, and internationally.



Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education maintains a Charter Schools page which contains a number of resources regarding application, budgets, testing, and charter schools in the state.



NJ Department of Education - Charter Schools

This site provides the New Jersey charter schools fact sheet.



National Charter School Clearinghouse

(NCSC) assists in the development, promotion and improvement of dynamic, innovative and successful charter schools in the United States. NCSC site provides an interactive website containing newsletters, a directory for school products and services, funding resources, research.



New Jersey Charter School Resource Center (CSRC)

New Jersey Charter School Resource Center (CSRC) is to help organizers and operators create and sustain high quality public schools of choice. On this site are links to additional information about charter schools, school search engine, vendors, resource centers events, forums and discussion groups, career opportunities.



New York Charter School Association

New York Charter Schools Association promotes effective, efficient and accountable charter schools. The association assists with public outreach, media outreach, works with elected representatives, updates legal, regulatory, and legislative issues, and provides technical assistance to charter school administrators, teachers, and board members to help with operational and administrative concerns.



New York State Charter Schools

This web site provides a single Internet source where you may find out about charter schools in New York as well as information on charter school initiatives throughout the United States.



New York State Charter Schools Resource Center

CSRC has made available to you here the New York State charter school legislation and links to other websites that will be useful to you regarding the establishment of charter schools.



US Charter Schools Home

This site contains resources on charter schools within the US, how to start and run a charter school, contact information, and profiles of schools.



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See also: Disabilities, Ear ly Education, Elementary school, Gifted children, Health, Literature, Music, Resources, Reading,  Sciences, Storytelling, Technology, Urban education


American Library Association (ALA) Internet Resources: Children’s Literature

American Library Association (ALA) Internet Resources: Children’s Literature contains useful sites for teachers, librarians, and students.



Interesting Things for ESL Students

Interesting Things for ESL Students is a collection of word games, puzzles, reading and vocabulary for English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as Foreign Language (EFL) students.



Kids on the Web: Educational Sites

Web Guide includes an education section, with B's top picks in educational sites of children's educational software by parents, teachers, and kids.




Search Engines for children and education.

This site contains search engines dedicated to resources for children and education.



TIME for kids

TIME for kids contains resources and materials for using TIME magazine in the classroom.



UpToTen - the fun place to learn on-line

On this site are over 727 games, songs, and activities for preschool and primary school students. Parents will find practical ideas, advice, and forums that will help children with multimedia and the internet. The Up To Ten Toyshop gives listings of safe toy gift ideas.



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Children Literature


ALA American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children

ALA American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children is interested in the improvement and extension of library services to children in all types of libraries. It is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and non-book library materials and for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials and techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library.




Bookhive is a site for children age’s birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books. Parents may find special "parental notes" attached to some reviews that provide additional information about the book. Users can search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.



Carol Hurst's Children's Literature

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.



Center for Children's Books Center

The Center for Children's Books Center for Children's Books (CCB) houses a non-circulating collection of more than 14,000 recent and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books published in the U.S. in the current year. There are over 1,000 professional and reference books on the history and criticism of literature for youth, literature-based library and classroom programming, and storytelling.



Children's Book Council (CBC) Children's Book Council, Inc.

Children's Book Council (CBC) Children's Book Council, Inc. is the nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults. The site contains information poetry, careers in children’s book publishing, links to authors and illustrators of children’s books, reading lists.



Children's Literature: Beyond Basals

Children's Literature: Beyond Basals Hundreds of in-depth guides for using children's literature in K-12 classrooms. Browse, alphabetically by title, or search to find specific titles and authors.



Children's Literature Web Guide

Children's Literature Web Guide is an internet resource related to books for children and young adults. The site contains information of collection development for children’s literature, storytelling, news, events.



Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University

Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines, including health education. The database contains abstracts of over 5000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3.



Database of Award-Winning Children's

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature database site contains a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. DAWCL has over 4,500 records from 57 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland).



KidLit Children's Literature Home Page

KidLit WebSite, designed for kids (mostly) and for adults interested in quality children's literature. This site offers all kids opportunities to see their works published on the worldwide web.



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College Literature


Bedford-St. Martin's
Literature and linguistics texts

Literature and linguistics texts contain various textbooks in literature. Requests can be made for sample copies.



Multimedia Assignments for the Norton Anthologies of American and African American Literature

This is a graphics-based site containing writing assignments to help teachers maintain a focus on student writing beyond the first-year composition course.



Norton Anthology of American Literature

This site is Designed to help students extend their exploration of American literature and identify and frame topics for writing, discussion, and research, this website includes multiple-choice quizzes, Outlines and summaries, timelines with historical-literary contexts, over 100 searchable Explorations.


Norton Introduction to Literature (LITWEB)

LITWEB focuses on thirty-six authors in the Eighth Edition of The Norton Introduction to Literature. In-Depth Literary Workshops, featuring thirty-six authors and works, directing you through the reading, re-reading, and exploration of a work and a glossary of over 200 literary terms.


Oxford UP
Anthology of Modern American Poetry

Anthology of Modern American Poetry multimedia companion website contains analysis of poems included in the anthology of Modern American Poetry.



W. W. Norton:
Norton Anthology of English Literature

Prepared by the Norton Anthology editors, this extensive, freely accessible Web resource for The Norton Anthology of English Literature offers 28 topics for study and discussion.



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College Students

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American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Located in Washington, D.C., AACTE is the leader for innovation in teacher education. Included on this site are information on programs and issues, meeting and events, news and awards, career center, federal and state policy.



Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours

Online tours providing students with an opportunity to learn about a college prior to a campus visit and the chance to view and perhaps become interested in institutions of which they had previously not been aware. The site also provides campus maps (if available) and a link to the institution's official Web site.



Career Guidance & Tuition Information (from the NYC Dept. of Education)

Provides links to planning for college; finding a college - programs & initiatives; getting a job, skill or trade; and exploring financial aid.



Careers Online Career Library

A free online job service provided through the University (CUNY) offers students help and valuable tips on resumes, cover letters, interviews, industry overviews and much more. "Vault Guide" features 60 free career guidebooks that would normally cost $1,000 per student to purchase.



College Catalogs, Directories and Rankings (Library of Congress)

An annotated listing of some 11 reference Websites providing directories, tours, and/or rankings of undergraduate and graduate colleges/universities.



College Rankings Best 331 College Rankings: the Princeton Review

Each year, The Princeton Review surveys thousands of college students to get the inside word about what's going on at the nation's top 331 colleges. Covered are: Academics, Administration, Demographics, Parties, School Types, Politics, Quality of Life, Extracurricular, and Social Rankings.



College Rankings Best Colleges: usnews.com

The schools are categorized primarily by mission and, in some cases, region, and we gather data from each on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects our judgment about how much each measure matters. Finally, the colleges in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score.



College Rankings College and University Rankings

This site provided by the Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers online sources of information on various rankings of colleges and universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Separate categories for business and law schools are also provided.



Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)

CPRE "unites researchers from ... the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- in an effort to improve elementary and secondary education through practical research." It features information about past and current research projects, news, and a browsable list of publications, many of which are available online. Also includes a list of experts, a short history of the project, and related links. This site is searchable.



CUNY Act Now: The PSC's Advocacy Web Site

This is the political advocacy page of the Professional Staff congress of the City University of New York. It includes a "Take Action" feature to find a letter to send to the Council Members from your Borough, the New York City Mayor, the Governor, and your State Representatives. Also includes a valuable State Directory to look up contact information for the Governor or your representatives in the Legislature.




Features up-to-date news on activities related to the City University of New York, highlighting the following topics: News Releases; CUNY Magazine; Video News Lab; Faculty Showcase; CUNY Radio; and Sports.



CUNY Professional Staff Congress Home Page

Provides links to the following information related to the professional/faculty union of the City University of New York: benefits, calendar, chapters, communications, documents, grievance, health & safety, legislative links, membership, part-timers, solidarity, and who's who.



Higher Education Resource Hub

"Developed and maintained by James Forest, the Higher Education Resource Hub is a fine source of information about the field of higher education within the United States and around the world. Most of the site's sections can be reached from the home page, and deal with such topics as assessment in higher education, news, and recent publications that feature research on higher education. Another helpful feature is a collection of links to the syllabi for courses at the college and graduate level that address the topic of higher education."



New York State Education Department (Univ. of the State of New York)

Includes information about: Grants & Finance; Higher Education; Laws & Regulations; Licensing & Certification; Museum, Library & Archives; and Pre-K to Adult Education.



New York State Library, Internet Bibliographies: Colleges and Universities

Presents selected Web sites, related to higher education, via the following topics: College Web Sites; Rankings; Testing; and Financial Aid.



Universities Worldwide

Search for university and college home pages.



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National Rural Education Association

National Rural Education Association provides services which enhance educational opportunities for rural schools and their communities. Included on this site are bylaws, policies, legislative goals, national links, and rural education news.




Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning was founded in 1995 to develop meaningful civic involvement in the New York City public schools. Within this site is information on the Principal for a Day program,.



UNESCO (United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization) Civics and Value Education 

UNESCO (United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization) Civics and Value Education handles training and research activities that cover all major fields of knowledge within UNESCO’s competence. Other subjects are included within this site.



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American School Counselor Association

American School Counselor Association mission is to represent professional school counselors and to promote professionalism and ethical practices. Included on this site are information about membership, professional development awards, legislative affairs, publications, careers, bookstore, member directory.



Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE)  

AACE is an organization of counselors, educators, and other professionals that advances the counseling profession by providing leadership, training, and research in the creation, development, production, and use of assessment and diagnostic techniques. This site contains information about membership AAC Awards, resources including links to ERICsites.



Awesome Library - Counselor

Awesome Library organizes the web with 26,000 carefully reviewed resources on counseling which includes the top 5 percent in education.



Education Planet - Resources for School Counselors

This site contains a searchable database where you will find top educational sites, books, software titles, maps, videos and other products for school counselors.



Health Care Information Resources -- Counselors Links

Links of interest to counselors are provided on this site.



Pennsylvania Counseling Association and American Counseling Association/American Counseling Association—North Atlantic Region

Pennsylvania Counseling Association is a vibrant state professional association, with regional chapters, divisions, and special interest groups, advocating for professional counselors and their clients in Pennsylvania. This is an on-line directory of accredited



School-counselors on the Web
This site is devoted to internet links for professional school counselors. Included on this site are r
esources from government and national agency websites, mental health sites, college and career websites, websites for professional school counselors, child centered websites, alcohol and substance abuse websites, violence prevention websites.



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Curriculum Links for Science Teachers
Curriculum Links for BioChemLinks is a directory of excellent biology and
chemistry educational resources online.



Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.



Learners Online 

Learners Online contains weekly online lessons for current topics with internet links suitable for use in the classroom.




tech LEARNING is crammed with resources for teachers.  Check out "web sightings" under "reviews" for a long list of curriculum-related links.



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Academic Search Premier

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 7,962 journals in the collection. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including the field of education and its many subdivisions.



America: History and Life

 “This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Published since 1964, the American History and Life database is the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of United States and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Each year over 1,700 journal titles published world wide are screened for writing of especial interest to history scholars and students. The articles are then summarized and entered into the database with the information you need to find the article in your university library.



Blue Web'n 

Blue Web'n is a searchable database of over 1,800 Internet learning sites categorized by subect area, audience, and type of resource.



Chinese ERIC

The Chinese Educational Resources Information Centre Project (Chinese ERIC) - Establishing a free electronic database of educational studies in Chinese communities.



Directory of Public and Non-Public Schools and Administrators for The State of New York
"The data offered here is a subset of the annual BEDS data collection effort. The BEDS (Basic Educational Data System ) Unit is a subdivision of the Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education Division (EMSC) of the New York State Education Department."



Dissertation Abstracts Online

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Selectively covers masters’ theses and dissertations including dissertations from Canada, Great Britain, and Europe. Dates covered: 1861 to present (abstracts since 1980 and thesis abstracts since 1988).



ED Pubs

Ed Pubs is the on-line ordering system that enables users to order the Department of Education's publications, posters, videos, and other products.



Education Abstracts Full Text “This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Indexes and abstracts articles from over 400 English-language periodicals and yearbooks. English language books, relating to education, published since1995 are also covered. Full text coverage begins in January 1996. Use SearchPlus and click Full Text, to limit results to full text articles, etc.



Education Commission of the States

The Education Issues section provides overviews of, quick facts on, etc. what states are doing in many subject areas such as class size, uniforms and dress codes, and bilingual education. Individual state links provides lists of related government officials and access to state Web sites.



Educational Resource Organizations Directory (EROD)

Educational Resource Organizations is a database of thousands of organizations providing current, subject-specific resources on education-related topics. Organizations include regional education laboratories, national research centers, professional research organizations, etc., offering assistance and/or information on a state, regional, or national level. It is searchable, and browsable by organization type and by state and territories (uses the map and list icons).



ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

"The ERIC database, the world's largest source of education information, contains more than one million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. By searching ERIC's web-based version of the ERIC Database, you can access the ERIC abstracts which are also found in the printed medium, Resources in Education and Current Index to journals in Education. The database is updated monthly, ensuring that the information you receive is timely and accurate."



Gateway to Educational Materials

Gateway to Educational Materials allows educators to search for lesson plans and curriculum materials, limiting the search by grade level and other options.



Global Curriculum Bank

Global Curriculum Bank for HIV/AIDS Preventive Education - This service focuses on the collection, analysis and dissemination of curricula and related teaching and learning material for HIV/AIDS preventive education at primary and secondary levels worldwide.



Global Education Database 

Global Education Database contains mostly statistical data from UNESCO and Demographic and Health Surveys, a USAID program.



Great Britain - The British Education Index

Great Britain - The British Education Index office in Leeds University Library provides a number of information services relevant to the work of researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of education and training.



Historical Abstracts

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” Historical Abstracts has long been recognized as the leading bibliography for historical study in the world. Currently over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database, making this a historical periodical database unmatched in breadth. In addition to including the key historical journals from virtually every major country, Historical Abstracts includes a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of special interest to researchers and students of history. An advisory board of respected historians and librarians assists with the overall selection of the journals covered. Editors carefully review each journal issue included in the database and identify the articles of greatest interest to historians. These articles are then abstracted by an experienced group of abstracters, most of whom are historians and librarians who are experts in the content of the journals they cover."



IBEDOCS IBE Bibliographic catalogue Worldwide

IBEDOCS IBE Bibliographic catalogue worldwide references to documents and publications, journal titles and articles, reports, books published since 1971, on the organization and development of education (policies, reforms, etc.), educational innovations, curriculum and content of education, literacy. It provides access to the full text of IBE publications and the documents of the International Conference on Education.




Created in 1993, is designed for: educational policy makers, educational practitioners, researchers and faculties of education, as a tool to assist in: the exchange of information about educational innovation and change the identification and monitoring of new experiences and approaches in education.



Junior Edition

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” - K12 - Formerly SuperTOM Junior, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.



LexisNexis Academic Universe

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources" which would contain much current information related to Asian studies. Also provides access to such valuable reference information as biographical Information on politicians and business executives as well as profiles on countries.



MasterFILE Premier

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for nearly 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for all of the 2,650 publications in the collection.



Mental Measurements Yearbook

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” Mental Measurements Yearbook accesses the 9th edition (1985) through the most current of this full text source with information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology and related areas. NOTE: CCNY subscription limits access to one user at a time.



National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities collects and disseminates information about the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of elementary and secondary school buildings.




National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs 

This site collects, analyze, and disseminate information about education for linguistically and culturally diverse learners.  This site has many links including a searchable database of print resources.



National Library of Education

Functions as the U.S. federal government's main resource center for education information through the following programs: The programs and activities in the Department of Education; provides department publications; education materials from other federal agencies; services and resources available through ERIC, the research institutes, and the national education dissemination system; and statistics through the National Center for Education Statistics.



New York City (NYC.gov) Education/Research Directory

"NYC.gov Education/Research provides information about educational opportunities within New York City and offers a new and exciting way to conduct research into the history of our City as well as into many related areas."



PAIS International, published by OCLC Public Affairs Information Service

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Provides selective subjects and bibliographic access to periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from 120 countries. This database contains more than 480,000 records, each with bibliographic information and brief, descriptive abstracts. It includes materials in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings. Links are to web resources and publisher websites.



Readers' Guide Abstracts

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- "Readers' Guide Abstracts is a database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. The abstracts average 125 words in length."



Readers' Guide Retrospective

“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” -- Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current (7/2003) coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982.




Use ReferenceLink to search magazines, newspapers, news wire services and general reference databases from around the world for full-text articles and indexing on a wide range of topics: business, local and world news, science and technology, medicine, education, patents, and more.




RelatED records good practices in learning to live together. It is primarily concerned with school-based initiatives selected from around the world.



School Match

School Match is an educational research, database and auditing firm specializing in rating schools from grades K-12.

It includes databases on each of the public school systems in the U.S. and over 14,000 U.S. accredited private schools.



World data on education

World data on education (WDE) focuses on basic descriptions of the main characteristics of the organization and functioning of national education systems.



U.S. Network for Education Information

U.S. Network for Education Information provides information to Americans and persons abroad about U.S. and foreign education systems.



Virtual Reference Desk

Virtual Reference Desk is a digital reference service designed to answer the questions of students and educators by connecting them to a network of experts.



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Connecticut State Department of Education

Information pertaining the Connecticut under the categories of certification, curriculum, early childhood, education directory, grants management, job postings, no child left behind, School & Dist Data, special education, state board, student testing, teachers and administrators.



New Jersey Department of Education

This site contains NJ school directory, NJDOE information, NJ report, no child left behind, certification, doing business with DOE.



State Education Departments

State Education Departments has links to all other state education agencies.



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See also: Children, Economics, Resources


Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. On this site you will find Career Connection, Discussion Forums. IDEA Law and Resources, Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted, Education, Membership, Professional Development Training & Events, Publications & Products, Professional Standards, Recognition, & Accreditation, The National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Yes I Can! Foundation for Exceptional Children.



Family Village School

Family Village School is directed to families of children with disabilities, teachers may find many useful resources here too. On this site are helpful links to Accessible Web Page Design, Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities, Computers and Technology: Hardware and Software, Disability Awareness Educational Resources, Early Intervention Resources.



LD Online  

LD Online is a guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.



National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities is a wealth of information on disabled infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Covers No Child Left Behind as it relates to children with disabilities and this site also includes information on effective educational practices.



National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy.



National Center on Educational Outcomes

National Center on Educational Outcomes provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.



National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

The center provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and Research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.



SERI (Special Education Resources on the Internet) 

SERI (Special Education Resources on the Internet) is a variety of resources related to special education, including legal resources, information on various disabilities, inclusion, etc.



USDOE Office of Special Education Programs

USDOE Office of Special Education Programs is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.



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Early Childhood Education


Association for Childhood Education International

Association for Childhood Education International promotes the inherent rights, education and well-being of all children in their home, school and community. To work for desirable conditions, programs and practices for children from infancy through early childhood.



Child & Family Web Guide

Child & Family Web Guide describes trustworthy websites on topics of interest to parents and professionals. Sites listed provide easy access to the best child development information on the Web.



Early childhood resources on the web

Early childhood resources on the web are a compilation of websites on early childhood education.




LiteracyCenter.Net provides free lessons every month to children, parents, and teachers in every state in United States.



National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.



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EcEdWeb is site concerned with economic education resources in all forms and at all levels.



Foundation for Teaching Economics

Foundation for Teaching Economics provides current program offerings, along with much other information of interest to teachers, students and fund seekers.



National Council on Economic Education 

National Council on Economic Education is a site that includes resource for teachers who share our conviction that practical economics must become a core component of the curriculum.



Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition Web

Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition Web site contains articles from the newspaper with original content--including daily news headlines; personal finance and college preparation resources for students; additional instructional materials for teachers.



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Elementary school

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(Educational Facilities) National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF)

"This site's resources include "free information about K-12 school planning, design, financing, construction, operations and maintenance." The Libraries/Media Centers section includes a bibliography of books and articles covering all aspects of construction management, architecture, and cost estimation. Disaster planning, health, and environmental issues receive consideration."



National Association of Elementary School Principals

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) promotes leadership in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children. Included on this site are links to careers, educational resources, research topics.



National Council on Economic Education

National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. This sites includes community and student services, networking, publications, resources.



New York State Library: Selected Education Web Sites (K-12)

New York State Library: Selected Education Web Sites (K-12) Presents Web sites in the following topical breakdown: General, Associations, Charter Schools, |Distance Education, Literacy, |Online Journals, State and Federal Government, Schools, Statistics and reports. Subject Areas: Art, English, Foreign Language, Geography, Gifted Education, Health, History, Math, Music, Science, and Special Education.



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EduFind® is an online service providing students and education professionals with information and resources on the Internet.




EnglishClub.com is an ESL web site designed the student or teacher of English. In this site you can study English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, play ESL games and do quizzes online, find English schools worldwide, find ESL learning aids, test your level in English and get help on English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.



National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of English has worked to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels.



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Exceptional Children see Gifted Children



See also: Elementary school, Social Studies, Study Aids


Geography Classroom

Geography Classroom consists of links for maps, country and regional studies, cultural and physical geography among others.



National Council for Geographic Education

National Council for Geographic Education works to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning. Included on this site are links to geography education, publications, resources, and events.



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Gifted Children

See also: Disabilities, Health


A Center for Evaluation and Psychotherapy of Gifted Children

A Center for Evaluation and Psychotherapy of Gifted Children provides expert information on gifted children for parents, psychologists, and teachers. Included on this site are links to bibliographies, gifted child website, online parenting links.



American Association for Gifted Children

American Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) provides parents of gifted students with information that will assist them in raising their exceptional children.



Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.



National Association for Gifted Children

National Association for Gifted Children is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents.



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American School Health Association

American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. The Association, a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dentists, health educators, physical educators, school nurses and school physicians, advocates high-quality school health instruction, health services and a healthful school environment.



Autism Society of America 

Autism Society of America promotes public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. This site contains links to resources, events, news, and resources.



CHADD (Children & Adults with AD/HD)  

CHADD (Children & Adults with AD/HD) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - is a national non-profit organization founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with AD/HD.



Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders is the official division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders.



Health Teacher 

Health Teacher is a health curriculum for K-12 teachers. Classroom teachers at the elementary school level, as well as middle school and high school teachers who teach health will find the lessons useful, regardless of whether they have professional preparation as a health educator.



National Attention Deficit Disorder Association 

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources, and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them.



PE Central

Look here for ideas for developmentally appropriate physical education activities.



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American Memory

American Memory is a gateway to primary source material related to U.S. history and culture.



Best of History Web Sites

Best of History Web Sites contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well lesson plans, activities, and more.



FirstGov for Kids

FirstGov for Kids is a gateway that directs other government sites. In addition to government sites for kids are links to careers, fun stuff, science and math, planets, recreations, space, etc.



History and Theories of Education 

History and Theories of Education has links on the history of education, child development stages, and learning theories.




WWW.History was developed by American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. It is an annotated guide to the most useful websites for teaching U.S. history and social studies.



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Home School

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A to Z Home's Cool (Home school) 

A to Z Home's Cool (Home school) gives information on how to start homeschooling at your home and in your state. Free lessons for kids on the web, home school books, articles and ideas.




Homeschool.com was created to empower parents to create the ideal school for their child at home! The site contains facts and questions, various ways to home school your child, top ten home schooling books.



Homeschooler Network

Homeschooler Network contains resources, advice, and ideas for both new and more experienced homeschoolers. Find answers on how to begin home schooling, toolkits on every subject, home schooling support, and ask-the-expert home schooling advice.




This site contains complete curriculum packages, books, materials and consulting.



National Home Education Network

National Home Education Network seeks to encourage and facilitate work of state and local home schooling groups and individuals.




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See also: Bibliographies, Bilingual, Databases, Elementary school, Literacy, Urban Education


Campus Technology: Education Technology for Higher Education

Campus Technology: Education Technology for Higher Education is the only monthly publication focusing exclusively on the use of technology across all areas of higher education. Campus Technology provides in-depth, aggressive coverage of specific technologies, their uses and implementations, including enterprise resource planning; eLearning and course management systems; presentation technologies; communication, portal, and security solutions - all the important issues and trends for campus IT decision makers.



The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is a news source for college and university faculty members and administrators.



Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education is the UK's most authoritative source of information about higher education. This site is designed specifically for professional people working in higher education and research.



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African American Study Center K-12

African American Study Center K-12 is a resource for K-12 teachers, librarians, and students in locating on-line resources on Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research and studies.



Colonial America 1600-1775, K12 Resources

Colonial America 1600-1775, K12 Resources contains various history related resources on colonial America, Atlas of Virginia Archaeology, links to many historic sites in Virginia, Virginia Time Travelers.



K-12 Education in the Yahoo! Directory

K-12 Education in the Yahoo! Directory lists various K-12 resources using the Yahoo search engine.



Slavery and the making of America

Slavery and the making of America is the K-12 Learning portion of the SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA Web site was developed in close concert with American History and Social Studies teachers. The site directs students towards the many different perspectives of people involved in slavery. Within this site are lesson plans, virtual museums, and various resources for the classroom.



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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages promotes and fosters the study of languages and cultures as an integral component of American education and society.



Children's Literature and Language Arts Resources 

Children's Literature and Language Arts Resources focuses on children's literature in education.  Teachers, librarians, parents and students will find information on children's literature and associated language arts here.



FL Teach

FL Teach (Foreign Language Teaching Forum) is a very comprehensive list of resources for foreign language teachers.



Foreign Language Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers

Foreign Language Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers is a site that contains lesson plans, activities, museum exhibits for students studying foreign languages and teachers.



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American Association of School Administrators

American Association of School Administrators AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 13,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.



Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) advocates sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner.



Education Leadership Toolkit

This toolkit is a collection of tips and pointers, articles, case studies and other resources for education leaders addressing issues around technology and education.



Institute for Educational Leadership

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) strives to improve education and the lives of children and their families through positive and visionary change.



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Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Contains formal ethics opinions from 1986 to present, a career center with job listings, practice resources including forms, reports and publications.


Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." The decision effectively denied the legal basis for segregation in Kansas and 20 other states with segregated classrooms and would forever change race relations in the United States. This site is a resource for information and source material about Brown v. Board of Education.



Provides state legal resources including cases and codes, legal news, online career center and community-oriented tools. State forms collection contains court and forms for state court. Forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).



Intended as a layperson's guide to Federal Government.



Law School Directories



Legal Information Institute--Cornell Law School
Law portal with both domestic and foreign sources.




Office of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has an efficient organizational structure with four divisions:  Border and Transportation Security  Emergency Preparedness and Response  Chemical, Biological, Radiological and  Nuclear Countermeasures and  Information Analysis and Infrastructure  Protection.



Official NYC Websites
Includes the Mayor's home page, containing press conferences, speeches and press releases. There is an alphabetical list of the city's agencies, with links to their home pages. Agency services are searchable by keyword. There are many online forms and a list of publications, as well as an organizational chart with links to elected officials.



U. S. Constitution and Analysis and Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution
Site includes various versions and the annotations provided by the Congressional Research Service.



United States House of Representatives
Links to members web sites and is searchable by committee name or state. Access to information about bills and resolutions being considered in the Congress.



United States Senate
Links to members’ sites and committee schedules.  The Virtual Reference Desk shows the user how to find bills committee reports, conference reports and committee hearings. 



Office of Law Revision Counsel
Has the 2000 version of the United States Code for titles 1-50. Searching can be done by keyword. All information can be downloaded. 



U.S. Courts
Official Site of the United States Courts.



United States Supreme Court
Official Site of the United States Supreme Court.



The White House
Official Site.  Lists proclamations, executive orders, speeches and addresses of the President.  Life in the White House offers the American people a 'birds-eye' view of the people and places making history today and in years past, exclusively on the White House web site. 



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Lesson Plans

See also: Directories, History, Language, Librarians, Search Engines, Teachers, TV Networks


CEC (Columbia Education Center)
Lesson Plans Lesson plans created by teachers for use in their own classrooms & links to other lesson plan resources.



Columbia Education Center 

Columbia Education Center focuses on staff development and curriculum enhancement. Student teachers will find the lesson plans helpful. 



Gateway to Educational Materials

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) includes lesson plans, curriculum units and other resources.



K-8 Kids Place

Developed by Houghton Mifflin, this site contains a number of helpful online educational, interactive materials for students from kindergarten to 8th grades.



Learning Page: Especially for Teachers (The Library of Congress: American Memory)
"American Memory is an online archive of over 100 collections of rare and unique items important to America's heritage. The collections contain more than 7 million primary source documents, photographs, films, and recordings that reflect the collective American memory." "The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. There are tips and tricks, activities, and discussion groups, in addition to relevant lesson plans and curriculum suggestions for using the collections in your classroom."



Lesson Corner

A  collection of Short Story lesson plans and worksheets


Lesson Plans (Washburn Univ.)
Offers links to over 40 master lesson plan sites, which collectively provide thousands of different lesson plans. The site and its links are updated and checked monthly.



Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers is an extensive list of lesson plans and other resources.



Lesson Plans Library

As part of Discovery.com and DiscoverySchool.com, the Lesson Plans Library gives educators a collection of "hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers". Printable versions of each lesson plan are available as well as a teaching tools link to create custom worksheets, puzzles and quizzes about each topic.



Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet is a large database of lesson plans, teacher tools and more.



MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
"MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments." Browse the Collection by Subject: Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences.



PBS Teacher Source
Offers over 3,500 lesson plans and activities from the Public Broadcasting Service as well as in-depth professional development services like PBS Mathline and Scienceline; details on PBS station outreach activities in your community; tips on how to effectively teach with technology; PBS television programs with extended taping rights for educators; and related resources for educators.




Read*Write*Think  is a cooperative site from the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and Marcopolo; this site has links for lesson plans, web resources, and content standards.



Scholastic In School 

Scholastic In School includes lesson plans, professional resources, authors and books, online activities, research tools, among others.



Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks includes standards-based internet resources, lesson plans, and other tools to help science teachers.  



Skewl Sites 

Skewl Sites is an effective for use with students of all ages. Also includes lesson plans and links to other teacher resource webs.



Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution includes lesson plans, websites, field trips, and publications available for purchase.  Subject areas include: Art & Design, Science & Technology, History & Culture, and Language Arts.



Solution Site

Solution Site This site offers K-12 lesson plans in all subject areas that emphasize active learning. 



Teacher's College Model School Library

Teacher's College Model School Library includes lesson plans and K-12 Internet Collections by Subject links on this page.



Teaching Shakespeare includes lesson plans

Folger Shakespeare Library Institute focuses on teacher-created lesson plans and primary sources on the works of




Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places are lesson plans with a connection to a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places (National Park Service).  The collection can be browed by location, theme, time period, and National History Standards.



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Education Librarian

Education Librarian is a site which links to various education sites.



IASL: School Libraries Online

IASL: School Libraries Online International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) is a site that provides an international forum for those people interested in promoting effective school library media.




LibraryInstruction.com is a site that contains library instruction lesson plans, articles about library instruction, a large library instruction bibliography, and links to library instruction resources. This site also includes material relating to information literacy.



ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science is a site contains a comprehensive English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries.



Teacher Librarian 

Teacher Librarian is designed for the library professional working with children and young adults. Relevant articles exploring current issues such as collaboration, leadership, technology, advocacy, information literacy, and management.



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Jointly sponsored by the International Literacy Institute and the National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, Literacy.org is a cornucopia of valuable resources related to adult literacy in the United States and throughout the entire world. Particularly impressive, the search engine allows users to browse their holdings by country, region, topics, or perspective.



Media Literacy Review 

Media Literacy Review has many links to help teachers and students develop a critical understanding of the nature of the mass media. It also includes on-line journals.



Web English Teacher

Web English Teacher has links to sites dealing with children's and young adult literature, grammar, drama, ESL, poetry, speech, and many more.



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Juvenile Literature

See also: Children, Databases, Directories, Literacy, Study Aids, Urban education


Association for Library Services to Children - Caldecott Medal

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) is ALA’s official site for the Caldecott Medal awards.



Association for Library Services to Children - Newberry Medal

Association for Library Services to Children      is ALA’s official site for the Newberry Medal awards.



1001 Of the Best Internet Sites for Educators 

1001 Of the Best Internet Sites for Educators is an online book By Mark Treadwell containing 1,000 Internet sites tailored to K-College educators.



Carol Hurst's Children's Literature

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site includes book reviews, classroom ideas, themes, and professional topics.



Children’s Africana Book Awards

Children’s Africana Book Awards The awards focus specifically on books published in the United States about Africa.



Children’s Book Awards and Other Literary Prizes

Children’s Book Awards and Other Literary Prizes includes major book awards and best books lists in children's literature and young adult literature of interest to librarians and teachers.



Children’s Book Awards

This site contains the most comprehensive guide to English-language children’s book awards on the internet.



International Children's Digital Library

This site allows users to read the full text of over 200 children's books from around the world. It also contains award winners and historical works in a variety of languages. 


Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

Visit this site for information about the Minnesota children's book award, past winners, and a list of the current year's nominations.



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This site "is a free on-line mathematics tutor designed to assist students from K-12, and their parents. ... All GoMath tutors have extensive teaching experience and hold degree(s) in science or engineering from top Universities." Questions may be e-mailed to the tutors (answered within 24 hours) or posted to a message board. Also includes a searchable question and answer archive, interactive tutorials and quizzes, and other study aids.




Illuminations (NCTM) is a site that provides teaching strategies to match the national standards in mathematics.




Mathtools.net : Learning and Education/Books and Tutorials contains lesson by lesson tutorials on MathLab. Free registration is required.



National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the 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.



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Middle Education (ages 1-9)

See also: Books, Economics, Literature, Secondary education, Reading


Cyberchase PBS Kids

Cyberchase is an animated adventure television series and multimedia project for children ages 7-11, about a team of kids on daring missions in Cyberspace.



National Middle School Association

NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education.



NASA Quest!

NASA Quest is a resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program.



Websites related to the Seven Learning Standard Areas 

Websites related to the Seven Learning Standard Areas is a site that provides easy connection to University of the State of New York (USNY) resources for students, teachers, parents, school administrators, individuals with disabilities, licensed professionals, State residents, and others.  A google search engine provides quick and easy access to important topics.



Young Authors' Workshop  

Young Authors' Workshop provides middle school students (about Grades 4 through 7) with links to online resources that will take them step by step through the writing process.




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China Institute

China Institute in America is a nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization, culture and heritage, and provides the cultural and historical context for understanding contemporary China.



Library of Congress National Association for Multicultural Education

Library of Congress National Association for Multicultural Education is dedicated to the interest of multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.



National Indian Education Association

The mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.



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American Museum of Natural History

This site includes public programs, information for children and their families, scientific research, Rose Center for Earth and Space.



Blackwell History of Education Collection

Blackwell History of Education Collection is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education. It is collection of the history of education with thousands of books and artifacts of historical interest.



Children’s Museum of Manhattan

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is a not-for-profit institution, founded in 1973, to engage children and families in a partnership of learning through interactive exhibits and educational programs.



Guggenheim Museum – Education

This site provides links to the collection, education resources for teachers and students, learning through art links.



Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains works of art, links to education resources in art, libraries and study centers, events and programs.



Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Viewers of the site may access online research collections, exhibits, and educational resources.

The National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution


WWW Virtual Library: Museums - Art Galleries
A selection of world Art Museums and galleries.




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International Society for Music Education

ISME is a member of the International Music Council. Resources available are conference and events, courses, employments, resources, research publications.



Jazz at Lincoln Center – Jazz for Young People

This site is dedicated to educating the public about the distinctly American art form of jazz. It includes concerts, burriculum, Juilliard Jazz Studies, print music, performance schedules.



K-12 Resources for Music Educators 

K-12 Resources for Music Educators is maintained by the Mankato School District, this site has links for band, orchestra, vocal, and classroom for music teachers in general.



Music Education Madness Site

Music Education Madness Site is a gathering place containing information for music educators of all levels and expertise. On this site is the Music Education Resource Directory an ever-growing source of listings of businesses, educational institutions, and merchants that cater to the music educators' needs.



Music Education Resource Links 

Music Education Resource Links are organized around the nine content standards presented by the National Standards for Art Education.



National Association for Music Education

National Association for Music Education (MENC)is dedicated to the advancement of music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. This site contains publications, periodicals, conference information, music standards, and various music links.



National Standards for Music Education

National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. This site contains standards for music and related links.



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No Child Left Behind

See also: Agencies, Bilingual, Disabilities, TV Networks


Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives

Educational issues are provided on this site including NCLB Act of 2001, H.R. 1, publications, links to various resources.

Issues - No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, H.R. 1


ECS: No Child Left Behind

Education Commission of the States provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of states' progress toward implementing the No Child Left Behind Act.



New York State Education Department NCLB Home Page

A wealth of information regarding the NCLB Act can be found on this site. Some of the topics include core curriculum, learning standards, regents diploma, test/assessments, mathematics standards, virtual learning system, school district management/budget issues.



No Child Left Behind (Ed.gov) 

Ed.gov provides facts and updates on NCLB, K-12 funding, grants and contracts.



Whitehouse.gov New Reports on No Child Left Behind

Whitehouse.gov reports on the No Child Left Behind education reform by Pres. George W. Bush.




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Media Awareness Network (MNet)

This site is a comprehensive collection of media education and Internet literacy resources. Use resources in this section to learn how to talk to your kids about media, gain control of the home entertainment playground, and speak out as a consumer.



National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

NCPIE mission is to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of our entire nation's young people.



National Parent Teacher Association

National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States.



Parents - ED.gov

Information about schools that can help parents make good decisions about their children's education.



Parent Education Resources

A site containing parenting links, kindergarten Q &A, kindergarten survival handbook.



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Physical Education

See also: Health


American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation & Dance

AAHPERD is an alliance of six national associations, six district associations, and a research consortium which support healthy lifestyles through high quality programs.



Awesome Library Health Physical Education

Awesome Library provides a comprehensive and well organized set of resources for persons interested teaching physical education.



Education Index – Physical Education

Education Index – Physical Education’s containing various links on physical education.



Family Education

Family Education is a site where parents can find school solutions, homework help, parenting tips, and expert advice.




HomeSchoolMom.com Free Physical Education Resources for Homeschooling

The HomeSchoolMom site provides free Homeschooling resources available online for teaching physical education at home. Also available are sites that provide lesson plans, worksheets, activities, online educational games, software, and more for home schooling.



National Association for Sport and Physical Education

NASPE is a nonprofit professional organization comprised of individuals engaged in the study of human movement and the delivery of sport and physical activity programs.



PE Central

PE Central is a site for ideas for developmentally appropriate physical education activities.



SIKIDS.COM is the online counterpart to Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. It’s filled with some of the best news, games, and interactive features on the internet.



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See also: Adult Educ. Directories, Leadership, No Child Left Behind


National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school. Included on this site are reports on college level learning, evaluating state performance, finance, governance & state policy leadership, K-16, public opinions.



UNESCO Education - Educational Policies and Plans

UNESCO Education analyzes and responds to emerging trends and challenges that have implications for education.



White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators

White Papers on Technology Issues for Educators are a collection of documents created by students in a Education Policy Studies class at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign during 1999 and revised in 2002.



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Education Commission of the States (ECS) Pre-K Database

This site contains an online interactive pre-kindergarten database which includes pre-kindergarten programs, funding information, whether or not a state supplements Head Start, eligibility requirements, legislation concerning pre-kindergarten initiative in the states.



Education World Curriculum Pre-K-3

This site has a curriculum center, archives for professional development,



National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families.



National Institute for Early Education Research (nieer.org)

NIEER provides news and Events, resources, online Discussions, Frequently Asked Questions, Media
Center, State Databank, About Us, State Yearbook download.


Overview: Standards for Pre-K - 2

This site contains pre-kindergarten through Grade 2 principles and standards in mathematics.



Pre-K Smarties - Online Learning Tools for Preschoolers

Pre-K Smarties is a site that contains online learning games for preschoolers, online books, and online learning for older children.



Scholastic.com Teachers: Teaching Ideas for Grades PreK-K

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing and media company has established a website containing online activities, lesson plans, teaching strategies.


*       TeacherSource PreK-2 PBS

*       TeacherSource PreK-2 PBS contains resources by curricular subject, topic and grade level and standard.Convenient tools for teaching, such as recommended books and Web sites, TV and online programming from PBS.

*       http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/prek2.htm

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Public Schools

See also: Arts, Community, Databases, Resources, School Personnel


Common Core of Data (CCD)

Common Core of Data (CCD) is the Department of Education's primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the United States. The site provides an official listing of public elementary and secondary schools and school districts in the nation, which can be used to select samples for other NCES surveys.



New York City Department of Education

This site contains information concerning public schools for parents, educators, students, and employees. On this site you will find the high school directory, news schools website, Office of Student Enrollment.



Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data

This site contains education finance data including revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems.



Rankings of Public Schools

PSK12 site provides quality public school rankings and ratings information.



SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education

SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education is a companion website to the PBS documentary series, SCHOOL: The Story of American Public Education.



(Urban Education) Council of the Great City Schools

(Urban Education) Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of 60 of the United States' largest urban public school systems, and advocates on behalf of students through legislation, research, and management designed to improve the educational experience in urban regions. From the Website, visitors can learn more about the structure of the organization, read annual reports from 1995 to the present, and learn about the organization's latest partnerships.



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Between the Lions PBS Kids

Between the Lions PBS Kids is the Official Web site for the PBS TV show all about reading.




BookHive is a web site designed for children birth through twelve, their parents, teachers or anyone interested in reading about children's books.



International Reading Association

International Reading Association is a professional organization of those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages. Over the years, our focus has expanded to address a broad range of issues in literacy education worldwide.



Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental - prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.



Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow is the companion site to the PBS program starring LeVar Burton features detailed program descriptions, activity suggestions, kids games, and a broadcast schedule.



Reading Recovery Council of North America

The Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc. is a not-for-profit association of Reading Recovery professionals, advocates, and partners.



Reading Resources Network

Teachers and interested persons may review such information as best teaching practices, how to motivate readers, Literature Connection, and other links such as Reading First.



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Archived: Secretary's Statement on Religious Expression

This site, compiled by Ed.gov is the United States Department of Education Secretary’s statement supporting students' rights to voluntarily practice their religious beliefs, including prayer in schools.



National Association of Catholic School Teachers

National Association of Catholic School Teachers promotes the welfare and rights of Catholic school teachers.



National Association of Private Catholic & Independent Schools

National Association of Private Catholic & Independent Schools is a service agency to assist administrators and teachers in the application of Roman Catholic teaching and sound academic principles.



National Catholic Educational Association

National Catholic Educational Association supports Catholic education at all levels and in a variety of settings: preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries.



Religion refdesk.com

This site is a link to world religions and resources.



Teaching about religion

This web site is designed to assist teachers of middle grades and secondary level history and social science programs in their handling of religion as curricular subject matter. 



Teaching Religion in America's Public Schools

The purpose of the site is to give educators easy access to information about various religions, and ideas on how to use the information to teach about religion in the public schools systems.



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American Educational Research Association

American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.



ALA American Association of School Librarians (AASL) KCTools
KidsConnect's is a research toolbox for students. It will help you become more comfortable with the research process. In KCTools you'll find help with four basic
phases of the research process.




The National Human Genome Research Institute provides educational materials about genetics and genomics for students, teachers and the general public. The site contains general information, research, model organisms.

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National Research and Development Centers 

National Research and Development Centers addresses problems or issues in education such as early childhood development, student achievement, or education policy among others.



(NOAA) Research online resources

Science with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research online resources (provides research and investigation experiences for middle school science students and teachers.



Regional Education Laboratories 

Regional Education Laboratories contains Research and development agencies under contract with USDOE.  Each specializes in one topic, for example: rural education or technology among others.



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Adventures of CyberBee 

Adventures of CyberBee designed by a school librarian, has links for curriculum ideas, research tools, treasure hunts, and technology how-to's among others classrooms.



Awesome Library  

Awesome Library 23,000 reviewed sites for teachers and other educational personnel.



Education World 

Education World, Modeled after Yahoo, specializes in education and has a wealth of well-organized information.



ED Pubs Online Ordering System

This system is intended to help you identify and order U.S. Department of Education products.




EduHound produced by T.H.E. Journal, has subject links for all grade levels, links to schools and individual classrooms with websites, among many others.



EdWeb Home Page 

This site explores the role of technology in education reform, includes resources for many curriculum areas.



Highlights for Children TeacherNet 

From the publisher of Highlights for Children, this site targets K-8 teachers and is packed with classroom ideas, web links, and other resources.



Houghton Mifflin Education Place  

Houghton Mifflin Education Place  contains resources for K-8 teachers, students, and parents.




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.



Newsweek Education Program

Newsweek Education Program Resources contains materials for using Newsweek magazine in the classroom.



The New York Public Library, Best of the Web: Education

NYPL presents selectively chosen Web sites, related to education, via the following headings: Admissions and Testing; Adult and Vocational Education; Colleges and Universities; Distance Learning; Education Statistics; ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center); Funding and Financial Aid; Graduate and Professional Education; K-12 Resources; Local State and Federal Resources; Minority Resources; Other Education Resources; and Urban Education.



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School Board


CABE - Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

CABE offers in-service education, throughout the state, to school board members via workshops and seminars. We also conduct customized workshops for individual boards upon request. Pertinent information regarding online learning, advocacy and legislation, support may be found on this site.



National School Boards Association

NSBA is a not-for-profit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States.



New Jersey School Boards Association

Meeting schedules, board member directories, news, and details of labor relations, legal, and training services. This site contains training conferences, advocacy and legislation, education issues, business opportunities, workshops and exhibitions, bookstore.



New York State School Boards Association

New York State School Boards Association serves as the statewide voice of more than 700 school boards of education. This site offers top stories, training links, latest news, resources, books, journals, and periodicals.



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School Personnel


American Association of School Personnel Administrators

(AASPA) is a site for personnel/human resources administrators, superintendents, principals, personnel support staff, attorneys and others interested in school personnel.



National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

The official web site for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) is a resource for higher education administrators. NASPA, as the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice, affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. On this site you will find information regarding professional development, resource programs, memberships, public policies.



US Charter Schools – Personnel Policies

US Charter Schools – Personnel Policies is a site geared to Charter schools which are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools.




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American Association of Physics Teachers

AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.



Gender and Science Digital Library

Gender and Science Digital Library is a digital resource to support science, technology, mathematics and engineering education for students of all ages, but especially females.



GLOBE Program

GLOBE Program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program.    


K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook 

K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook is a site covering the principles of aeronautics are introduced to elementary and middle school children. Curriculum Bridges provides activities that show the relationship between aeronautics and math, language arts, social studies, visual/performing arts, and literature.



National Association of Biology Teachers

National Association of Biology Teachers advocates the teaching and learning of the biological sciences based on the nature and methods of science and the best practices of education.



National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.



National Science Teachers Association

National Science Teachers Association – promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.



Science Learning Network

Science Learning Network is funded by the National Science Foundation and Unisys Corp., this rich site includes links to science museums around the country including the Science Museum of Minnesota.



SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge

SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge) Minnesota’s interactive directory of environmental education resources.



Science Fair Central
Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids.



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Search Engines

See also: Colleges and Universities, Databases, Literacy, Middle Education, Study Aids


Ask Jeeves Kids 

Ask Jeeves Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online.



Awesome Library - K-12 Education

Awesome Library - K-12 Education Directory  organizes 26000 carefully reviewed K-12 education resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians.



Busy Teachers' Web site

Busy Teachers' Web site provides teachers with direct source materials, lesson plans / classroom activities with a minimum of site-to-site linking, and to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the teacher who is learning to use the Internet.



College Search - SAT Registration - SAT Prep - College Admissions

College Search - SAT Registration - SAT Prep - College Admissions connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,700 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. The College Board serves in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Its programs are the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program®(AP).




DiscoverySchool.com! offers clipart and free teaching resources. You can also find personalized classroom materials.




EdGate empowers the K-12 educational community to make data-driven decisions utilizing multiple strategies to improve student achievement.




EdHelper.com is a database that includes math, reading comprehension, themes, lesson plans.



Education Index (Web Sites)

Education Index (Web Sites) -- "The Education Index®, [is] an annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web." They're sorted by subject and life stage, from prenatal and infant all the way to college and continuing education.



Education Planet

Education Planet is a leading K-12 search engine that helps teachers, students and parents find educator approved educational resources, including top sites and lesson plans.



Education Week

Education Week -- Features stories from "Education Week" newspaper & the monthly "Teacher Magazine." A section of Hot Topics features background essays on key education issues in America today. State information features education scores and statistics for the state's schools.



Education/Teaching RefDesk.com

Education/Teaching RefDesk.com links to Facts Encyclopedia: Education and Teaching which provides links to a broad array of related ready reference sources.



Global SchoolNet Foundation 

Global SchoolNet Foundation combines smart teaching ideas with web publishing, video conferencing and other online tools that bridge geographic gaps, allowing young people around the world to learn together.



KidsClick! Web Search

KidsClick! Web Search uses logical steps in addressing concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.



Peterson's Education Portal

Peterson's Education Portal contains information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.




Yahooligans! is a web guide for kids. The site features fun and educational resources for kids with games, animals, music, jokes, movies, news, astrology, TV.



Yahoo! Directory, Education

A valuable collection a teacher-related education links that includes lessons plan sites.



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Secondary education (ages 11-18)

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National Association for Secondary School Principals

NASSP is dedicated "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States”.



National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

(NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.




Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

(OESE) Website provides useful and timely information to enhance their knowledge of elementary and secondary education programs.




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Social Sciences

See also: College University, Databases, Lesson Plans


(School Readiness) ReadyWeb: A Resource for Parents and Educators

This site provides "an electronic collection of resources on school readiness sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Education." It features articles and links to resources on research, public policy, statistics, parenting tips, and other topics. Also includes bibliographies on transitioning to kindergarten and reading, writing, and school readiness. This site is searchable.



The Social Science Information Gateway: Education

The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) is a freely available Internet service which aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for students, academics, researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law. It is part of the United Kingdom Resource Discovery Network. The education section division includes the following major sections: Adult Education; Educational Policy; Educational Theory; Elementary Education; Further Education; Higher Education; Primary Education; Secondary Education; Special Education; Teaching Methods; Training of Teachers and Educators; and Vocational Education.




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Social studies

See also: History, K12, Lesson Plans, Sciences


History/Social Studies Sites 

In addition to traditional social studies topics, this site has resources in archaeology, genealogy, ethics, and the humanities among others.



National Council for the Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies provides leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.



Social Studies School Service

Social Studies School Service contains resources for searching out supplementary learning materials including books, CD-ROMs, videos, DVD, software, charts, and posters.



Social Studies Sources

With this site are many excellent links for history, geography, government, and cultural diversity.



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American National Standards Institute

(ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.



Education World® : US Education Standards

This site contains standards in language arts, mathematics, physical education and health.



National Board of Professional Teaching Standards 

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards works to improve the teaching profession through development of standards and a voluntary certification program.



School District Demographics

This site provides access to school district geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children and K-12 education.



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Content Standards--1 

Content Standards is compilation of content standards for K-12 curriculum in both searchable
and browsable formats.



Content Standards--2  

Content Standards--2 is a compilation of the regional education agency in New York State which lists national, state, and local standards, as well as those published by organizations at various levels.



Digest of Education Statistics

Digest of Education Statistics, U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, is a site of statistical information covering the broad field of education from pre-k through graduate school.



International Bureau of Education--UNESCO

The Country Dossiers are established to bring together the various information resources on education in Member States created by the IBE. The consolidation of facts and data for each country from various sources in such dossiers will permit users to gain rapid access to information on each country's state of education and plans for development, and provide insights into educational trends in a global perspective.



National Assessment of Educational Progress

(NAEP) provides periodic national assessments of achievement by subject area for various populations of students.



National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics is a federal agency that collects and analyzes data related to education.



Statistics (National Center for Education Statistics)

This federal government site offers valuable studies, surveys, and other statistical data. Their *Encyclopedia of ED Stats* combines data from various sources such "The Condition of Education," "The Digest of Education Statistics," and "Education Indicators: An International Perspective." A Fast Facts section offers a compilation of education FAQs and answers.



U.S. Census Bureau: Education

U.S. Census Bureau: Education presents data on Educational Attainment; Field of Training; School Costs; School Enrollment; Other Characteristics Crossed by Education; and School Districts.



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Special Education

See also: Disabilities, Elementary School, Social Sciences


Council for Exceptional Children

(CEC) is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.



Federal Resource Center for Special Education

Federal Resource Center for Special Education responds to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations.



National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through technology, media and materials is a site dedicated towards improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students.



Office of Special Education Programs

(OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.



Special Education Resources on the Internet

(SERI) a site complied by Ed.gov, is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.



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Association for Library Services to Children

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), ALA – this is a storytelling resource list.



Multimedia Storytelling using PowerPoint

Multimedia Storytelling using PowerPoint is Microsoft site giving examples and step-by-step lessons on creating multimedia using PowerPoint. 



National Counsel of Teachers of English (NCTE) - Curriculum

National Counsel of Teachers of English (NCTE) contains guidelines for teaching storytelling.



Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom

Storytelling in the Elementary Classroom provides insights into elementary education storytelling.



Story Place: The Children's Digital Library

Story Place: The Children's Digital Library Offers a variety of digital stories for pre-school and elementary ages.



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Study Aids

See also: English, K12, Language, Museums, TV Networks



“This resource is available to [CUNY or CCNY] users only.” Learning Express is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Sign in and start on your path to success right now.



Search CliffsNotes™

Search CliffsNotes™ is a Yahoo site containing study guides on literature.



Study Stack

This site "was designed to help people memorize information about various subjects" by displaying "a stack of virtual cards which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace discarding the cards you've learned and keeping the ones you still need to review." This site is searchable, or can be browsed by subject (such as geography or history). Users may also create their own card stacks (free registration required).



(Writing) CUNY Write Site

This City Univ. of NY Site offers "online instructional support in grammar and style, help with each stage of the writing process, and hints for how to handle various kinds of writing, throughout the disciplines. [It provides] interactive practice exercises and discussion of issues connected with writing. [It also has] links to your campus writing resources and resources on the World Wide Web to help you develop assignments and work on your writing."



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Adprima: Toward the Best

From "how to" information on lesson planning and writing behavioral objectives to ideas about classroom management, and descriptions of the advantages and disadvantages of different instructional methods, this section of the ADPRIMA site can be helpful to new teachers, beginning teachers, and teacher education students.



American Federation of Teachers

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers.  It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.



Association for Supervision and Curriculum

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development promotes the international community of educators, forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.



Beginning Teachers' Tool Box

Beginning Teachers' Tool Box is a site for the new teacher.




iloveteaching.com is dedicated to encouraging new and veteran teachers, pre-service teachers and student teachers.



National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.



National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 2.7 million members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state, as well as in more than 14,000 local communities across the United States.



New York City Dept. of Education: Resources and Information for Teachers

This site contains performance Standards and instructional resources, educational resources, employee resources and information, Our Schools, programs, and organizations.




Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

(TESOL) works with learners from diverse cultural backgrounds in a wide variety of settings is uniquely positioned to give a coordinated, knowledgeable response at the international, national, and local levels to issues affecting institutions.



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ERIC Thesaurus

Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors is a list of education-related terms - sometimes called controlled vocabulary - used by ERIC to organize database materials by subject. The Thesaurus is a tool for finding documents relevant to a searcher's area of interest.



Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus

This site for Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.




Using Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus type a word in the search box - a list of synonyms and antonyms will be returned.



Thesaurus - Yahoo! Reference

Thesaurus - Yahoo! Reference contains 260,000 synonyms and cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.



UNESCO Thesaurus

UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which includes subject terms for the following areas of knowledge: education, science, culture, social and human sciences, information and communication, and politics, law and economics. It also includes the names of countries and groupings of countries: political, economic, geographic, ethnic and religious, and linguistic groupings.



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See also: Arts Bilingual, Journals, Leadership, Lesson Plans, Sciences, Special Education Policies Resources, Urban Education


Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning in a wide range of settings.



Center for Applied Special Technology 

Center for Applied Special Technology is an agency that seeks to develop learning models utilizing technology that will enable all learners to be successful.



Education World ® Technology Center: PowerPoint

This is Education World’s article on using PowerPoint in the classroom. There are links pointing to the many different ways teachers can and have used technology in the classroom.



Global Schoolhouse 

Global Schoolhouse is the place to start for information on classroom internet projects.



Information Today, Inc. - MultiMedia & Internet@Schools Magazine

Information Today presents MultiMedia & Internet@Schools Magazine provides information for school librarians and technology specialists on today's and tomorrow's education technology tools and resources and how they can be used to further teaching and learning.



International Society for Technology in Education

International Society for Technology in Education - provides leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education.



Literacy Web

Literacy Web is designed to promote the use of the Internet as a tool to assist classroom teachers in their search for best practices in literacy instruction, including the new literacy of Internet technologies.



National Educational Technology Standards

The primary goal of the ISTE NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in PreK-12 education to develop national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States. The NETS Project will work to define standards for students, integrating curriculum technology, technology support, and standards for student assessment and evaluation of technology use.



PowerPoint in the Classroom

PowerPoint in the Classroom teaches you how to use PowerPoint.



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TV Networks

See also: Middle Education, Reading


A & E Network Classroom Links

A & E Network Classroom Links will help teachers use A & E programs in junior high and high school classrooms.



Back to School: The American Student

Back to School: The American Student is a special report from CNN provides profiles of U.S. students, from kindergarten through college, and the specific issues of standardized testing and curricula, budget and consequent program cuts, and teaching current events. Additionally, it presents brief highlights from the No Child Left Behind Act (2002). The site includes statistics about class size, dropout rates, disciplinary problems, and state by state expenditures per student and student-teacher ratios.



C-Span in the Classroom 

C-Span in the Classroom provides resources for teachers who use C-SPAN's educational programs.



Discovery Channel School 

Discovery Channel School includes lesson plans, classroom and online projects for Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and Travel Channel.



History Channel Classroom

This is a classroom version of the History channel featuring exhibits, speech archives, study guides.



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Urban education


Council of the Great City Schools

Council of the Great City Schools promotes urban education through legislation, research, media relations, instruction, management, technology, and other special projects designed to improve the quality of urban education.



Institute for Urban and Minority Education (Columbia University, NY)

Institute conducts research and evaluations, provides information services, and assists schools, community-based organizations, and parent school leaders in program development and evaluation, professional development, and parent education.

The Institute for Urban and Minority Education


Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Metro Center is located in New York University's Steinhardt School of Education. The site provides technical assistance and services to schools and technical assistance services to students and teachers.



National Alliance of Black School Educators

(NABSE) is the nation’s premiere non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children - particularly children of African descent. On this site are links to scholarships, employment, memberships, NABSE events.



Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE) Perspectives on Urban Education Journal

Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education provides interactive forums to investigate critical issues in urban education. On this site are reviews, notes from the field, commentaries, feature articles, and past issues.



Urban Education Journal

Urban Education has provided thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives. Subjects in the journal include: mental health needs of urban students, student motivation and teacher practice, school-to-work programs and community economic development, restructuring in large urban schools, and health and social services.



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