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 Lesson Plans-- database of reviewed lesson plans...
 Educational Agencies-- International, US and State ...
 School Stats-- info on schools and state tests 
 Research-- Search engines --online journals, Medline ...
 Science & Math Reform-- recent research and articles...
 Professional Development- Teaching and Learning ...
 State Tests-- US State Released Tests....
 Java Applets-- science, language, children's games...
 Ask an Expert-- Science, math, english, history...
--State Education Pages--



. CHECK YOUR STATE PAGE!

Where can I get statistical Information?

Education Budget:

How has the education budget grown over the past few years? What is the breakdown of spending?

Education Department Budget History Table 1980-Present (pdf)

Dept of Ed budget home page

What is the total distribution of spending at the National Science Foundation?

NSF Budget 1998-2009

How has the education budget changed over the last few years (by spending on various activities)

Focusing on the Nations Priority 2005-2007

US Census:
USA Statistics in Brief: (2009 Updates) state population, education, vital health stats, employment...

US Government Budget:

Where can I find information of the US Budget?

Budget of US Government (2009 Update)
International Data:

UNESCO -Global Education Digest 2005 - Comparing Education Statistics Across the World Versions in:[English], [French], [Russian], [Spanish],

IBE Databank -world data on education.

Canadian Educational Statistic Sites

If you live in a major city a more specific guide should be accessible.

What are the new reform programs in Math and Science?

Math

TERC
UCSMP Everyday Mathematics
Connected Math
Trailblazers

But don't throw out the old:

Science

Elementary School

Full Option Science System (FOSS) Lawrence Hall of Science University of California -- For k-8 students.
Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California
-- Note: (SCIS 3+ is a revision of the work of the Science Curriculum Improvement Study, which was developed at the Physics Department and the Lawrence Hall of Science of the University of California t Berkeley with the support of the National Science Foundation. Development of SCIS 3 + was supported and copyrighted by Delta Education.--
Science for Life and Living BSCS Colorado Springs, CO.
Science and Technology for Children (STC) National Science Resources Center, Smithsonian Institution

Middle School Science Programs

Foundations and Challenges to Encourage
Technology- Based Science (FACETS)
American Chemical Society Washington, DC --FACETS (Foundations And Challenges to Encourage Technology-based Science) is a middle school integrated science program, developed by the Education and International Activities Division of the American Chemical Society, with funding from the National Science Foundation.
Introductory Physical Science (IPS)6th Ed. Science Curriculum, Inc. Belmont, MA Delta Education
Delta science modules
Science Education for Public Understanding Project (SEPUP) Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Addison Wesley Publishing

High School Programs
PSSC Physics: Kendall Publishing
A Human Approach BSCS Colorado Springs, CO
ChemCom American Chemical Society Washington, DC Kendall/Hunt Publishing

 

For More information on reform see the: EDinformatics Education Reform Page

Where can I find updated information on State Exams?

Most State Education Pages are providing the public with either sample tests or released questions from previous exams.

EDinformatics State Testing Page
Find out which states are providing the public with online sample tests and released questions from previous exams.

EDinformatics Full Math Test Releases
As more states release full past exams instead of sample sheets we will post them.

EDinformatics TIMSS Math and Science Page
In addition to practicing State Exams we also suggest sampling Tests provided by the Third International Math and Science Study. This is the famous series of international exams where the US scored 13th in the world.

EDinformatics State Math Page
This page is designed to provide parents to easy access to state mathematics exams as they become available to the public.

EDinformatics State English/Reading Page

This page is designed to provide parents to easy access to state English exams as they become available to the public.

 

How do I find information about my school?

Public schools and Districts
Find the correct name, address, telephone number, NCES ID number, and other student and teacher information for public schools or school districts for school year 1997-98 as reported to NCES by state education officials in each state.

Public School Universe Survey Data
provide a complete listing of all public elementary and secondary schools in the country, and basic information and descriptive statistics on schools, their students, and their teachers.

Where can I find curriculum guides for my state?

The curriculum of all schools in the US follow their respective State Curriculum Guides.

How do I find a school's report card?

Many states provide report cards on their schools. Go to the respective state homepage and search using the keywords report cards...

 

Educational Research
ERIC is the world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice

Search the various Eric databases using the following engines:
ASK ERIC

Gateway provides the key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources.

Wiley Interscience Search A great source for research in education.

High Beam Research A single search engine for all subjects. Will search and deliver results by email. Abstract and text for subscribers only.

EDUCATION THINK TANKS

FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

ONLINE JOURNALS -- Edinformatics selection of journals for teachers. Database of free online journals in science, math and education research...

Private Curriculum Plans

Private US Organizations Involved in Curriculum and Assessment:

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

-National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


-National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


-American Association for the Advancement of Science


-TERC Math Curriculum

-Edreform
-Core Knowledge
Montessori International

Noteworthy Curriculum Frameworks:

California Science Curriculum
California Math Curriculum
Chicago Structured Curriculum Handbook
The National Curriculum (United Kingdom)

New 2006 Level 'A' Singapore Curriculum Plans

 

Online Degree Programs

Education Degrees -- Teachers and Administrators

Master of Arts in Teaching Degree, Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology, M. Ed. In Education Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, M. Ed. In Special Education, M. Ed. In Reading, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) , Ph.D. in Education, Master's of Education in Educational Administration ....See Schools

WHAT ARE THE TOP ONLINE SCHOOLS FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS?

 

Educational Travel

 

 


 

 

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