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View Resource US Department of Education

Department of Education's Online Library is the place to go to get the full text of the GOALS 2000: Educate America Act, the Prisoners of Time report, plus other education legislation, reports, and information. Other electronic "shelves" focus on issues such as technology and school-to-work.

https://www.ed.gov/
View Resource National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES): Employer Aid for Postsecondary Education

This report examines the current state of employer aid in higher education, describing the types of employees and the kinds of educational and training programs that employers support. Analyzing data collected from the 1995 National Household Education Survey (NHES) and the 1995-96 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), the report concludes that while support was relatively modest from...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=1999181
View Resource K-12 Practitioners Circle

Frequently mentioned in this report and in the general Scout Report, the NCES offers a steady stream of valuable data on education. However, keeping up with this data can prove to be a challenge. Thus, this site is a welcome tool for data management. The site presents five sections devoted to different practitioners and observers of education: administrators, teachers, policymakers, librarians,...

https://nces.ed.gov/practitioners/
View Resource New Report Reveals Teachers are Unfit to Teach Assigned Subjects

All Talk, No Action: Putting an End to Out-of-Field Teaching, a recently released report by the Education Trust, highlights the troubling numbers regarding the percentage of public school teachers at the middle and high school levels who have little if any college training in the subjects they are assigned to teach. According to the report, an average of 24% of classes in secondary public schools...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0823
View Resource Peabody College of Education: Department of Teaching & Learning

This website for the Peabody College of Education: Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University describes current projects in mathematics education research. Findings and innovations developed from several projects are available from this website. Current and completed projects include: Investigating Multimedia Case Studies as a Tool for Pre-service Teacher Development,...

https://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/tl/
View Resource National Science Foundation: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Established in 1983 by The White House and sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program "identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions." The website presents information about past awardees, the program, and its...

https://www.paemst.org/home/view
View Resource The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education

The National Education Association (NEA) has a number of laudable public outreach programs, but the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education may be one that is of special interest to teachers in particular. The primary function of the Foundation is to make grants that will improve public education across the nation, including those grants to honor teaching excellence and to create the...

https://www.neafoundation.org/