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TopGovernment Resources

ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its mission today ? to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

White House Initiavies http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/index.html?src=ln

ED Initiatives http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/index.html

Resources for Students http://www2.ed.gov/students/landing.jhtml?src=ln

US Department of Education products, which include brochures, grant applications, newsletters, posters, and research reports, topics such as Art Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Middle Schools, and School Safety. Links to theInnovations in Education book series, reports on the performance and accountability of ED programs, the Helping your Child series for parents of school-aged and preschool children. Some publications are also available in Spanish and there are additional links to resources for Spanish speakers.


ERIC http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/home.html 

In the U.S., the federal role in education is limited. Most education policy is decided at the state and local levels. Legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy documents can be found here for topics including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and  No Child Left Behind.

Elementary & Secondary Education Policy Guidance http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

Elementary & Secondary Education Regulations http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/reg/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

Education Policy Analysis and Evaluation of Programs http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/reports.html

No Child Left Behind Legislation and Policies http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/states/index.html?exp=0

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) http://idea.ed.gov/

Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Policy Guidance http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln

Regulations.gov http://www.regulations.gov/#!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;a=ED
Comment on Department of Education notices of proposed rulemaking.

 

Provides grants to promote reform, innovation, and improvement in postsecondary education.

Federal Student Aid http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
This site has information for students, parents and councelors on Federal sources of aid.

FASFA Free Application for Student Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by virtually all two and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid. A FAFSA may be submitted either on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by completing the paper form. Apply online here.

Student Loan Consolidation http://loanconsolidation.ed.gov/

National Student Loan Data Systems http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/
NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants.

Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) http://www.ifap.ed.gov/ifap/
Guidance, resources, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid into one online site for use by the entire financial aid community.

Grants.gov http://grants.gov/
A central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards.

Special Grant programs http://www.ed.gov/programs/landing.jhtml?src=ln
"ED administers programs authorized and funded by Congress. These programs provide financial aid for eligible applicants for elementary, secondary, and college education; for the education of individuals with disabilities and of those who are illiterate, disadvantaged, or gifted; and for the education of immigrants, American Indians, and people with limited English proficiency… Find information about each ED program: its purpose, who is eligible to apply, and more."

The U.S. Department of Education houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics. This page links to some of these organizations and other resources. Features include the Trends in International Math & Science (TIMSS) which looks at math and science achievement of U.S. students from an international perspective, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) on math literacy and problem-solving of U.S. 15-year-olds compared to other nations, the Guide to Evidence-Based Practices, and the What Works Clearinghouse.

Institute of Education Sciences http://ies.ed.gov/
Research, evaluation, statistics, and guidance on evidence-based policy and practice.

National Center for Education Research http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/
Supports rigorous, scientifically based research that addresses the nation’s most pressing education needs, from early childhood to postgraduate studies.

National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/
Conducts unbiased large-scale evaluations of education programs and practices supported by federal funds, such as Reading First and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

National Center for Special Education Research http://ies.ed.gov/ncser/
Sponsors a comprehensive program of special education research designed to expand the knowledge and understanding of infants, toddlers and children with disabilities.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/research.html
Research on the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages. Links to the Burn Data Coordination Center, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Database, the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database, Interagency, the Subcommittee on Disability Statistics (ISDS), and the Disability Statistics Center.

National Research and Dissemination Centers for Career and Technical Education http://www.nccte.org/

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/
NCELA is operated by the George Washington University (GW), Graduate School of Education and Human Development under contract from the U. S. Department of Education.

Based at Rutgers, this database supports early childhood education with sections on research, publications, statistics, and linked documents to websites on early childhood research. Also lists experts in early childhood development as well as legislators, policy makers, teacher educators and parent activists.

Data and Statistics from Department of Education (U.S.)

United States Education Dashboard dashboard.ed.gov/
Indicators of how the nation, and each state, is progressing on the outcomes necessary to achieve the national goal of once again having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. The Dashboard does not contain data on private schooling. The finance indicator provides information on the difference in funding between the highest- and lowest-poverty districts within states.

ED Data Express www.eddataexpress.ed.gov/
Designed to be interactive and to present the data in a clear, easy-to-use way, with options to download information into Excel or manipulate the data within the website. Includes three sections that allow users to access and view the data: a State Snapshots page, a Data Element Explorer, and a Build a State Table page. The site offers dynamic tools such as a mapping feature, trend line tool, and conditional analysis tool. ED Data Express is not intended for complex analyses, but provides links for full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States.

National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education; NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology.

Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

NCES Programs and Surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.

NCES Quick Tables and Figures http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publication. Tables are constantly being added to this database (close to 4,500 tables, graphs, and figures are now available).

National Assessment of Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.

Nation’s Report Card http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.asp

NAEP Data Tools http://nationsreportcard.gov/data_tools.asp

International Activities Program http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
Provides statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) program.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

Civil Rights Data Collection http://ocrdata.ed.gov/
National data tool for analyzing equity and educational opportunities. The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), formerly the Elementary and Secondary School Survey (E&S Survey), collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.

Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR)
http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html
Required annual reporting tool for of each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended.

Resources for K-12 students and for adults.  Provides excellent guide on how the US Government works, and what primary resources are available through the Government Printing Office (GPO).

TopStatistics

Designed to be interactive and to present the data in a clear, easy-to-use way, with options to download information into Excel or manipulate the data within the website. Includes three sections that allow users to access and view the data: a State Snapshots page, a Data Element Explorer, and a Build a State Table page. The site offers dynamic tools such as a mapping feature, trend line tool, and conditional analysis tool. ED Data Express is not intended for complex analyses, but provides links for full and complete statistics on the condition of education in the United States.

Indicators of how the nation, and each state, is progressing on the outcomes necessary to achieve the national goal of once again having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. The Dashboard does not contain data on private schooling. The finance indicator provides information on the difference in funding between the highest- and lowest-poverty districts within states.

The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology.

Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

NCES Programs and Surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.

NCES Quick Tables and Figures http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publication. Tables are constantly being added to this database (close to 4,500 tables, graphs, and figures are now available).

National Assessment of Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.

Nation’s Report Card http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.asp

NAEP Data Tools http://nationsreportcard.gov/data_tools.asp

International Activities Program nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
Provides statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) program.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

Many of the center's reports and publications are available here. The site is searchable and user friendly.
Data and Statistics from Department of Education (U.S.)

National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education; NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology.

Many publications report the findings of specific surveys, but at least three--Digest of Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, and The Condition of Education--cover the field of education statistics from a broad perspective.

NCES Programs and Surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.

NCES Quick Tables and Figures http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publication. Tables are constantly being added to this database (close to 4,500 tables, graphs, and figures are now available).

National Assessment of Educational Progress http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). NAEP results are reported in The Nation's Report Card.

Nation’s Report Card http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.asp

NAEP Data Tools http://nationsreportcard.gov/data_tools.asp

International Activities Program nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/
Provides statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. NCES participates in the International Indicators of Education Systems (INES), an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) program.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

National data tool for analyzing equity and educational opportunities. The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), formerly the Elementary and Secondary School Survey (E&S Survey), collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.

Required annual reporting tool for of each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended.

Education Statistical Sources

National Center for Education Statisticshttp://nces.ed.gov/
Many of the center's reports and publications are available here. The site is searchable and user friendly.

Quick Tables and Figureshttp://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/

      This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Post Secondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publication. Tables are constantly being added to this database (close to 4,500 tables, graphs, and figures are now available).

Programs and surveys http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/
Another useful page which allows you to select data from various programs within the Center for Education Statistics.

NY City Dept. of Educationhttp://schools.nyc.gov/default.aspx
From this page the "Our Schools" link gives a full range of information about the NYS school system from maps to school report cards.

NYC Dept. of Education Statistics http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/data/stats/default.htm

TopTeaching Support

At this site, teachers and student teachers can find educational resources supported by federal agencies. The subjects covered include Arts & Music, Health & Physical Education, Language Arts, Math, Sciences, World Studies, US History Topics, and US Time Periods. FREE provides links to instructional resources (including video and audio), lessons and activities, case studies, fact sheets, quizzes, online books, and online exhibits.

No Child Left Behind puts special emphasis on determining what educational programs and practices have been proven effective through rigorous scientific research. Federal funding is targeted to support these programs and teaching methods that work to improve student learning and achievement.

These picks from the U.S. Dept. of Education, cover effective teaching practices, early childhood, ELL, mathematics and science, psychology of learning, and school improvement.  Research, planning, essential concepts.

Reviews the research on the different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Includes practice guides, intervention reports, and more.

TopState and Local
All the sites in this section include (where available) links to state home pages, legislatures, judicial sites, agency sites, and some local government sites. Material available varies greatly from state to state. Special features are noted.

Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.

From this page the "Our Schools" link gives a full range of information about the NYS school system from maps to school report cards.

School and central office directories, governance, Board of Ed information

The official site for NYSED is a great resource for teachers in NYS. The site provides information about Learning Standards & Curriculum, Instructional Resources, Student Testing & Assessment, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Teacher Certification, and Professional Development.

Official links from the State Education Department.

TopNew York State Resources

Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.

The official site for NYSED is a great resource for teachers in NYS. The site provides information about Learning Standards & Curriculum, Instructional Resources, Student Testing & Assessment, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Teacher Certification, and Professional Development.

Official links from the State Education Department.

The NYS Department of Education publishes official information on all stages of teacher certification: choosing your certification pathway, types of certificates and licenses, applying for a certificate, testing, professional development, and substitute teaching. This site also contains links to recently published news and changes to certifications, tests, and pathways.

TopNew York City Resources

Official site for the NYC Dept. of Education. Users can find information about Student and School Performance, as well as Population and Demographic data. The site also allows users to search by school or neighborhood to find statistics and data from Progress Reports, Quality Reviews, Annual Report Cards, Budgets, and Attendance.

School and central office directories, governance, Board of Ed information

From this page the "Our Schools" link gives a full range of information about the NYS school system from maps to school report cards.

TopHot Topics

Nicely organized with links to both state and federal resources.

Official links from the State Education Department.