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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education web site provides links to education resources.

FREE - Federal Resources for Education Excellence
FREE provides teaching and learning resources from federal agencies in various subjects.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Annually, NCES posts the most recent annual report on nationwide high school drop-out data, which includes data broken down by state, region, school district size, and several student characteristics.  Access this year's report.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 

GreatSchools.net
Greatschools.net provides elementary, middle, and high school information for public, private, and charter schools nationwide.

My College Options
Developed by professionals with almost 40 years of experience in linking high school students with colleges and universities, My College Options connects students to 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and has almost 5 .5 million students already enrolled. My College Option's unique system of matching students with the colleges and universities that are right for them will play a large role in helping students reach their post-secondary goals.

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POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

College Board
The College Board's web site provides resources for students, parents, and educators about registering and preparing for the college entrance exams and other exams (PSAT, SAT, and AP) as well applying, choosing, and financing a college education.  

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INFORMATION  & STATISTICS

Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses its resources to partner with and forge collaborations among institutions, agencies, decision makers, and community leaders so they can work together to transform communities.  The Foundation funds research, technical assistance, and multi-site demonstrations that help service and support systems like public schools, juvenile justice agencies, and child welfare systems get better results for kids and families.   

Annie E. Casey Foundation - KIDS COUNT Data Book
One annual publication by the Annie E. Casey Foundation is the KIDS COUNT Data Book which provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America's children and families. 

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center
This website is an ongoing effort by NCHEMS to provide higher education policymakers and analysts with the data and information needed to make sound policy decisions. By navigating through this site, you will find comparative data for states and counties, and useful contextual information.

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Report
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a system of international assessments that focus on 15-year-olds' capabilities in reading literacy, mathematics literacy, and science literacy. PISA is organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of industrialized countries. PISA also includes measures of general or cross-curricular competencies such as learning strategies. PISA is administered every 3 years. The most recent administration was in 2006 and focused on science literacy. Results are now available at the link above.

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TEACHING & LEARNING

Google for Educators
This website provides tools, activities, and posters for the classroom.  It also provides a discussion group for teachers.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The mission of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, a community of educators, is to advocate sound policies and share best practices to achieve the success of each learner.  

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MEDIA

Education Week 
Education Week provides weekly news on American education issues. 

Youth Today
Youth Today is a national source for news, views, and developments in the youth service field. 

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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

America's Promise
Through increasing awareness, advocating for children and engaging in a few powerful initiatives, America's Promise uses the strength of their partnership network to more effectively and strategically bring the power of the Five Promises (Caring Adults, Safe Places, a Healthy Start, an Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others) to America's children - enabling them to have the resources they need to lead happier, healthier, and productive lives and build a stronger society. 

Boys & Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. 

Communities in Schools
Communities In Schools champions the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life.  

iMentor
iMentor's mission is to improve the lives of young people from underserved communities in New York City through innovative, technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education.

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. 

MENTOR
MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities. 

National Human Services Assembly
The National Human Services Assembly is a coalition of leading national nonprofit agencies committed to helping individuals, families, and communities thrive. 

Scholarship America
Scholarship America works to ensure that all students have access to postsecondary education through financial aid and support.

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