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Education: A Research Guide

PA Pages

Pennsylvania Department of Education  The authority for the commonwealth.

Pennsylvania School Performance Profile  Offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement., from the PA Dept of Ed.

Teachers' Home Page  Everything you need to know about certification and prep, job ads, etc. from the PDE (who else?).


ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center, is a free reference service from the U.S. Department of Education. Find the free version of ERIC here, including  full text of Eric Documents from October 2002+.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Curriculum resources: K-12

BioInteractive from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, supports instruction in the life sciences with a plethora of multimedia content, or, as they put it, "Free resources for science teachers and students."

Discovery Education Homework Help  The Discovery Channel  hosts this helpful list of personally-reviewed sites for students. Choose a subject from the tabs at the top.

Education Development Center, Inc. Founded by MIT scientists, the EDC support 325 projects around the globe, with resources for math, science, urban schools, literacy, early childhood education, etc.

Kennedy Center Digital Resources Curricula, lessons, and activities for integrating the arts into classroom teaching in all subjects.

LETSNet, the Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students Lesson plans organized by subject with links to Internet resources, developed by faculty and students from Michigan State and Ameritech.

New York Times Learning Network Connections for students, teachers and parents, with emphasis on using the Times as a learning tool. Includes a daily lesson plan and education news.

No Child Left Behind official government Web site.

PBS TeacherSource Over 1400 lesson plans and activities, including web-based lesson ideas, from the Public Broadcasting Service and its affiliates.

TeacherServe An interactive curriculum service for high school English and History teachers, provided by the National Humanities Center.

Education News

Education Week The major K-12 education news weekly. In addition to a digest version of the current issue of EW, the site offers a searchable archive (1989+), the monthly publication Teacher Magazine, special reports and job listings.

New York Times: Education Free access (with free registration, get more info here) to recent articles on education topics.

Bilingual Education/ESL

The Center for Applied Linguistics hosts former ERIC Clearinghouse materials, including an online directory of ESL resources, plus many other resources.

Special Education Resources

Educational Policy

NCES K-12 Practitioners' Circle Statistics for parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers, librarians.

Regional Educational Laboratories (REL) Program Gateway to 10 RELs who work to ensure that those involved in educational improvement at the local, state, and regional levels have access to the best available information from research and practice. Each REL specializes in an area, such as assessment, language and cultural diversity, etc.