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American School Board Journal -  Award winning, editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association.
Ask ERIC Virtual Library -  The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally-funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, associated adjunct clearinghouses, and support components, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues.
Center for Research in Educational Policy - The Center's mission is to implement a research agenda associated with educational policies and practices in the pre-K-12 public schools of Tennessee and the nation and to provide a knowledge base for use by educational practitioners and policymakers. Research outcomes are intended to not only describe the complexities of educational phenomena but also offer recommendations for action.

Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy - Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) is an  educational research organization located at Boston College in the School of Education. Since its inception in 1980, CSTEEP has conducted research on: testing, evaluation, and public policy; studies to improve school assessment practices; and international comparative research. Areas at this site include Projects, Resources, Staff, Boston College School of Education, and more.

Council of Chief State School Officers - The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states, the U.S. extra-state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. In representing chief education administrators, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that have primary authority for education in each state. Updated daily, areas include current items (such as the National Teacher of the Year Finalists); Welfare Reform Implementation; Telecommunications Act of 1996 Implementation; Who's Who in the Council and How It Works; Council Centers and Projects; Services to States; Links to State Education Agencies; Legislative Position Papers and Testimony on Federal Education Issues; Policy Statements on Major Education Issues; Chief News; Publications and Newsletters; What's New; Search Tools; Frequently Asked Questions; and Other Education Resources on the Internet.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation - Site contains a rich assortment of links including Search; Action Research, Alternative Assessment; College Test Programs; Computer Assisted Assessment; Demographics; Disabilities; Early Childhood; Elementary and Secondary Education; Goals and Standards; Higher Education; Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Materials Evaluation and Program Evaluation; International Educational Evaluation; Journals and Newsletters; Language Assessment; Listservs; Mathematics and Science Assessment; Organizations; Outcomes Based Education; Pedagogy in Educational Measurement; Personnel Evaluation; Professional Standards; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research; Research Support; Resources for Internet Searching; Statistics Resources; Test Construction; Test Descriptions; Test Preparation; Test Reviews; and Tests Online.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management - Topics include administrator training, school reform and improvement, school collaboration with families and social service agencies, and nongraded education. Also includes text of recent ERIC/CEM Digests as well as links to other informative sites.

The Evaluation Center - The Evaluation Center is a research and development unit that provides national and international leadership for advancing the theory and practice of evaluation, as applied to education and human services. The Center is located at Western Michigan University.
The National Association of State Boards of Education - National Association of State Boards of Education is a nonprofit, private association that represents state and territorial boards of education. Our principal objectives are to strengthen state leadership in education policymaking; promote excellence in the education of all students; advocate equality of access to educational opportunity; and assure responsible lay governance of public education. Areas include NASBE Profile, Member Services and Meeting Calendar, NASBE Publications, Description of current NASBE Projects, NASBE News, The NASBE Subscription Binder,and Links with State Education Departments.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - Areas include What's New, Great Teaching and Learning, For Our Members, Legislative and Public Affairs, Just for Parents, and more.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)National Center for Education Statistics - Includes several topics: Welcome; What's New?; Education at a Glance; Frequently Asked Questions; Other Educations Sites, Search; Publications; Data and Surveys; Projects with Partners; Locate Education Expertise; Department of Education; Education Gopher; and a Help function.  Also on the NCES site is the National Center for Education Statistics - School District Data Book - The School District Data Book is a education database and information system containing social, financial and administrative data for each of the 15,274 school districts in the United States for 1989-1990. The data is provided by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Education. The School District Data Book contains the most extensive set of data on children, their households and the nation's school systems. The database is available on a series of CD-ROMs, however, certain reports are available at this site for each school district in the country: Top 100 - General Characteristics (Summary and Detailed versions); Common Core of Data Administrative Profile (Summary and Detailed versions); School District Finances - Financial Profile (Summary and Detailed versions).

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing - The purpose of CRESST is to conduct educational research and supply information on important topics in K-12 education. The site includes What's New, Related Links, and information on the LAUSD Comprehensive Student Assessment System, a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

National School Boards Association - NSBA is the nationwide advocacy and outreach organization for public school governance. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. Areas include NSBA News & Events, recent press releases on critical issues that affect education and a calendar of events; Annual Conference; Online Discussion Groups; Who Can Answer Your Questions, a list of NSBA's primary programs, services and staff members; and a Site Map.

State Education Building Graphic New York State Education Department - Operated by the NYS Education Department, this site includes current news, critical topics, and School-to-Work Online, as well as pointers to other areas of interest.
New York State School Boards Association - This association provides information for members of local school boards in New York State. Site includes web links, search engine, message board, today's news, services, school board news, advocacy, and board development information.
Phi Delta Kappa InternationalPhi Delta Kappa International - Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional fraternity for men and women in education. The membership is composed of recognized leaders in the profession and graduate students in education whose leadership potential has been identified. The purpose of Phi Delta Kappa is to promote quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life. This purpose shall be accomplished through the genuine acceptance, continuing interpretation, and appropriate implementation of the ideal of high quality leadership through research, teaching, and other professional services concerned with and directed to the improvement of education, especially of publicly supported and universally available education. Areas at this site include a wealth of membership information, archives of PDK's various newsletters (Center on National Education Policy; Center for Evaluation, Development, and Research; Executive Director's Memo; News, Notes, & Quotes; Washington Newsletter); and selected articles from of Phi Delta Kappan, the professional journal of PDK.

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Home PageUnited States Department of Education - This site highlights important issues and enables users to find information and publications about major initiatives, including Goals 2000; School-to-Work; Family Involvement; America Goes Back to School; Technology; Direct Loans; Flexibility and Waivers; the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-free Schools; and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).