Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
The purpose of this clearinghouse site is to promote access to high quality information that will assist users in the study of education policies, especially as related to teacher preparation. The AACTE Education Policy Clearinghouse is designed to help people access information on education policy at the national, regional, or state level.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
This free database from the United States Department of Education indexes a variety of education-related articles. Some resources are available for free online while others must be obtained elsewhere. The site includes the ERIC Thesaurus.

House Committee on Education & the Workforce
This committee monitors legislation on:
  • Child labor
  • Education
  • Labor wages and hours
  • School food programs
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Work incentive programs
  • Workers' compensation
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations. Look here for statistical information on all levels of education. The site includes an encyclopedia of education statistics, an FAQ, activities for children, and a catalog the best search engine based on the information you have, and other resources for teachers.

Peterson's Education Center
This website provides online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson's educational guides. Active sections are private college - preparatory schools, undergraduate colleges, graduate and professional study.

U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education compiles a variety of information relating to government initiatives and educational programs at all levels, education-related grants (look under OERI) and statistics (NCES), and departmental publications. News bulletins about department activities are added frequently. Statistics retrieval is unreliable, but otherwise the information provided seems current. It also provides access to individual state education departments. Searchable index and searchable department phone directory are available.