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Links

Some of Our Favorite Links

  • American Park Network: JUST FOR KIDS (Contains most of the national Parks. Such as Grand Canyon and Yosemite.) 
  • Achieve, Inc. (Achieve is a resource center for governors and business leaders, designed to aid them in their efforts to improve student achievement and raise the level of educational standards.)
  • Association of American Educators (Group of educators from around the country concerned about state of national educational system. Site has interesting survey including responses about New Standards and school uniforms.)
  • Best Practices in Education (Non-profit working with American teachers to find effective educational practices from other countries to adapt and apply in United States schools--preK-12. Has new page listing International K-12 Resources by country of origin.)
  • The Center for Critical Thinking
    (Good resource for interdisciplinary education theory and lesson plans)
  • Charter Friends National Network (A project linking and supporting state-level charter school organizations. Site includes resource materials and a state-by-state directory of charter support organizations.) 
  • I*EARN: International Education and Resource Network (I*EARN enables young people to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people)
  • Institute for Educational Leadership (National organization working to develop educational leaders and increase student achievement through partnerships with civic and policy organizations.) 
    Institute for Responsive Education (A research-based assistance and advocacy agency promoting the partnership of schools, families, and communities.) 
  • The Just Think Foundation (Works with students, parents, teachers and the entertainment industry to promote literacy for the 21st century. Well-designed and informative site.)
  • National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about effective bilingual education)
  • National Parent Information Network (Useful source sponsored by the Education Resource Information Center's Clearinghouses on Urban Education and Elementary and Early Childhood Education.)
  • National
  • Parent Teacher Association (Nation's largest volunteer-based child advocacy organization)
  • Project Appleseed (National Campaign for School Improvement: Nothing fancy, but lots of info for how parents can improve their local schools)
  • Public Education Network (Organization of Local Education Funds nationwide)
  • Teach for America (National teacher corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools)
  • Urban Education Web (A branch of ERIC; contains information specific to issues of urban education)


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Exemplary sites with projects for students and/or lesson plans for teachers
  • Children's Television Workshop (From the makers of Sesame Street, a great site for introducing children to the Internet. See the Education and Learning section in the "Parents' Toolbox.")
  • Discovery Channel School (Teaching and learning resource with a science emphasis.)
  • Education Index (A link directory with an educational resources and curricula section organized by subject)
  • Education World (Large, impressive links directory with large archive of lesson plans, curriculum ideas and site reviews)
  • EdWeb Home Room (A guide to Internet as an educational resource and to educational resources on the Internet, with discussion of related issues.) II--The Teacher's Network (Provides "Let's Talk," an "educators-only" forum, and a "Sharing Curriculum" bulletin board)
  • National Education Association (Large organization which lobbies for better school resources and academic freedom; site includes a "resource room" for educators)
  • National Service Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse (Best starting place for service learning organizations and opportunities)
  • Online Educational Resources (Extensive list of links compiled by NASA's Quest project)
  • PBS Teacher Source (Teacher's guide to PBS programs and related Web sites. Offers lesson plans, student activities and professional development services.)