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Selected Education Websites

Selected Education Websites

The following is a selective list of Internet resources in Education. Being a work-in-progress, this list will grow as more resources are identified. Much additional information can be found by using internet search engines such as Google. Remember to view internet resources with the same discrimination as one would a traditional source. Be aware of the author’s biases and the currency of the information.


Educational Theory | Higher Education | Illinois Education Resources | International Education Resources | National Education Resources | School Data | Teacher Resources


Educational Theory

  • Learning-Theories.com – This site offers an index of learning theories and models, related definitions and paradigms. All learning theories entries allow users to leave comments to suggest additional resources or provide more information. A RSS feed is available to monitor additions to the site.
  • Learning Theories – Contains descriptions of over 50 theories relevant to human learning and instruction. Each description includes the following sections: overview, application, example, principles, and references. Relationships between theories are identified by linked text within articles. These relationships can be connections between specific theories or to concepts that underlie a number of theories. Some theories also include brief video clips.

Higher Education

  • The Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University. ” Reinventing Undergraduate Education: Three Years after the Boyer Report.” (2001) – Three years after the original 1998 Boyer report [http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Pres/boyer.nsf] examined the major flaws in undergraduate education, the Boyer Commission surveyed American research universities to examine what progress and improvements had been made. This 2001 report offers survey results and statistics of the current state of undergraduate education at research universities. It also looks forward to what steps must be taken next.
  • Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching publishes The Carnegie Classification, the framework and leading typology in which institutional diversity in U.S. higher education is commonly described.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education – This online version of the print serial covers the current weeks developments in education. Includes educational statistics, and a searchable listing of the job advertisements appearing in that week’s Chronicle.
  • CollegeStats.org – The college and university data on this site are driven and organized by quantitative data such as tuition costs, student population demographics, and degrees offered.  Colleges can be searched by size, age, cost, demographics, or even by accredited online degrees.  It also runs a blog with articles about higher education, admissions, and testing with additional information.  Much of the data is collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, but the source of the rest of their data is unknown (See their About page).
  • Grapevine: An Annual Compilation of Data on State Tax Appropriations for the General Operation of Higher Education – Provides an annual compilation of data on state tax support for higher education, including general fund appropriations for universities, colleges, community colleges, and state higher education agencies. Includes tables with appropriations per capita; state rankings on percentage changes; and several other categories. A 50-state summary table showing total state tax appropriations for the current year and percent changes over time is also provided.

Illinois Education Resources

  • Illinois Board of Higher Education  – IBHE is responsible for coordinating higher education in Illinois. This site includes information about legislation, data, reports, and institutional profiles.
  • Illinois Interactive Report Card – This website is created at Northern Illinois University with support from the Illinois State Board of Education and allows searching for schools in Illinois and provides statistical information, including test scores, demographics and expenditures. Each school lists Adequate Yearly Progress Report and more information specific to that school. This site also contains information about Illinois education system.
  • llinois School Reform Resource Locator – “… provides access to and information about school reform initiatives in the state of Illinois, including local initiatives, as well as national school reform efforts at the kindergarten through grade 12 levels.”
  • Illinois State Board of Education – Information available for teachers and parents about Illinois schools, learning standards, funding opportunities, and more.

National Education Resources

  • Child Care and Early Education: Research Connections
    This free website promotes high quality research in child care and early education by providing research and data resources for researchers, policy maker, practitioners, and others.
  • Education Policy – This site lets users click on a state on a map of the U.S. to learn more about educational policy in that state. This resource offers information about education policy throughout the U.S. In addition, more specialized articles are linked on topics such as charter schools, STEM education, and blended learning. All articles on this site are written by a professional staff and/or guest editors under the review of the staff.
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)– NAEP is charged by Congress to monitor the knowledge, skills, and performance of the nation’s children. NAEP provides objective data about student performance at national, regional, and state levels.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)– The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides support for children and adults with learning disabilities (LD). They provide information, resources, and referral services to those affected with LD, and to educators who work with those having learning disabilities. The site contains quick facts about LD, links to research and news about LD, and information on coping and succeeding with LD. The site is updated regularly.
  • National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) – Formerly known as the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education (NCBE), NCELA collects, analyzes and disseminates information related to linguistically and culturally diverse students in the United States. Their web site includes an online library with full-text of NCBE publications, access to NCELA databases, and links to other sites related to language, culture, and education.
  • United States Department of Education – The Internet home of the Department of Education contains a wealth of resources, including education research and statistics and information on federal education policy.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Education – The U.S. Census Bureau provides information on a variety of educational topics ranging from enrollment statistics to school costs and financing. The site includes links to relevant data and data visualizations, news articles, and Census Bureau publications relating to the data presented on this site.

International Education Resources

  • EURYDICE: The Information Network on Education in Europe – This comprehensive site offers information about the national education systems and policies throughout Europe. Included in the site are comparative analyis reports, key statistics, education reference tools, and news. Also useful is the link to the Countries site, formerly known as Eurypedia,  a database that contains historical backgrounds and analyses of the various education systems of Europe.

School Data

  • The Center for Education Reform – The Center for Education Reform (CER) provides information on charter schools and public schools. This site provides information on schools in all fifty states. This site also contains recent education news about reform and job listings searchable by state.
  • Common Core of Data (CCD): Information on Public Schools and School Districts in the United States – From the National Center for Education Statistics, this site offers search tools and data resources containing basic information and statistics on public elementary and secondary schools as well as on schooling in general. It allows the user to search for public schools and school districts, compare the finances of a school district with its peers, and create customized tables for schools, districts, and states over multiple years.
  • Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries – From the National Center for Education Statistics, this site allows you to locate educational institutions in the U.S. by name, state, city, or zip code. Searches can be limited to public schools, private schools, colleges, or public libraries. Information provided for schools includes address, enrollment, demographics, and student-teacher ratio.

Teacher Resources

  • Bank Street Thinkers – Selected publications from the innovative Bureau of Educational Experiments, which evolved into Bank Street College are available in digitized format on this site. These articles represent the work of the institution from its earliest days as a leader in progressive education. They cover geography, social studies, language, the supervision of beginning teachers, the history of Bank Street, and play.
  • Certification Map – Certification Map lists the requirements needed to become a teacher in all 50 states, as well as salary range, prerequisites and testing information.
  • EdHelper – The latest education news, education business news, and links to other related sites are collected and updated regularly on this site. In addition, this site provides lesson plans in a variety of areas including math, writing, reading, science, technology, and social studies.
  • Education World – “… an information source on the Web with news from USA Today, monthly site reviews and employment listings to keep educators up to date. …original content such as lesson plans, articles written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use of technology in the classroom ….”