National Education sites

Agency for Instructional Technology

A nonprofit organization, AIT provides educational technology, instructional TV programs and other educational media.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

National alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the professional development of PK-12 teachers and school leaders.

American Association of Community Colleges

The primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges.

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Professional organization for educational leaders including chief executive officers, superintendents, senior level school administrators, cabinet members, professors.

American Educational Research Association

International professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

AFT represents the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.

American School and University

Publication devoted exclusively to the business of managing educational facilities.

American School Board Journal

Editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association.

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

develops, shares and acts on knowledge that improves the conditions and outcomes of schooling in America, especially in urban communities and in schools serving disadvantaged children.

ArtsEdge/The Kennedy Center

Supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Professional association of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Nonprofit, nonpartisan membership association provides solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Collages

National association that serves college, university and foundation boards on issues related to higher education governance and leadership.

Association of School Business Officials International

Professional association provides programs and services to promote the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

Cable in the Classroom

U.S. cable industry’s education foundation fosters the use of cable content and technology to expand and enhance learning for children and youth nationwide.

Center for Public Education

How do you make sense out of mountains of education data? What education research is credible? Where do education leaders go to learn about successful programs by districts like theirs? Visit this site sponsored by the NSBA and the National School Boards Foundation.

Center on Education Policy

Independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools. The Center helps Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools.

CEO Forum on Education and Technology

Ensure that America's schools effectively prepare all students to be contributing citizens and productive workers in the 21st Century. The Forum issues an annual assessment of the nation's progress toward integrating technology into American classrooms.

Committee for Children

Non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and youth violence through the development of educational curricula and original research.

Computer Learning Foundation

Improves the quality of education and preparation of youth for the workplace through the use of technology.

Computers for Learning

Designed to donate surplus federal computer equipment to schools and educational non-profits, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need.

Council for Exceptional Children

Organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Council of Chief State School Officers

Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education.

Council of School Attorneys

National advocacy organization composed exclusively of attorneys representing school boards.

Council of the Great City Schools

 Coalition of 66 of the nation's largest urban public school systems.


Weekly e-mail newsletter with links to key education news and reports around the U.S.

Education and Library Networks Coalition (EdLinc)

The Coalition seeks to expand the use of educational technologies in schools and libraries by making sure that these entities receive affordable rates guaranteed to them in the Universal Service Provisions of the Telecommunications Act.

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Interstate planning commission for education representing 49 of the 50 states. ECS is charged with helping state leaders identify, develop and implement sound education policy.

Education Week

Weekly news on education issues

Educational Research Service (ERS)

Non-profit foundation serving the research and information needs of educators and the public.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

National information system providing access to an extensive collection of education-related literature.

Educational Technology Network

A collaboration of professional educators and technologists committed to realizing the potential of technology in education.

Educational Testing Service

Nonprofit organization creates assessments and tests, conducts educational research and analysis and policy studies, and develops services and products for teacher certification , English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.


Extensive directory of education related Web Sites.

Electronic School

Quarterly technology magazine for K-12 school leaders.

From Now On

The Educational Technology Journal

Fulbright Teacher/Administrator Exchange Program

International exchange program helping teachers and administrators contribute to mutual understanding between the United States and countries around the world.

Getty Arts EdNet

The Getty Museum offers workshops and professional development programs to help incorporate the study of art into the classroom.

Global Schoolhouse

Non-profit organization engages teachers and students in project learning exchanges with people around the world to develop literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding.

Helping Your Child Learn... (reading, writing, history, geography, and more)

Publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life.

International Communications Industries Association

Nonprofit association serving the professional audiovisual communications industry

International Technology Education Association

Professional organization promotes technological literacy by supporting the teaching of technology.

The official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

Learning Curve

Site hosted by Public Agenda Online linking journalists and educators together to improve the coverage of public education, fight myths and involve others in on-line discussion.

National Association of Elementary School Principals

National association advocates and supports elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders.

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National organization for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders

National Association of State Boards of Education

National association strengthens State Boards of Education as the preeminent educational policymaking bodies for students and citizens.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education.

National Center on Adult Literacy - (NCAL)


National Center on Education and the Economy

Dedicated to providing the policies, tools and technical assistance the nation needs to lead the world in education and training.

National Education Association

The nation's largest professional employee organization, committed to advancing the cause of public education

National Education Goals

List of National Education Goals. Archived from 2000.

National Education Goals Panel

bipartisan and intergovernmental body of federal and state officials created to assess and report state and national progress toward achieving the National Education Goals.

National Education Goals Report-Summary Guide

Link to archived Summary Guide

National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States.

National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)

School communication training and services to school leaders.

National School Safety Center

Training and resources for preventing school crime and violence.

North American Association of Educational Negotiators (NAEN)

Network of educational management experts for effective employee relations. NAEN members are management negotiators in K-12 school districts, community colleges, and universities.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

OERI is no longer a working component of USDOE. Site contains archived material from 2002.

Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

A volunteer organization of parents whose main objective is to promote the welfare of children.

PBS On-Line

Public Broadcasting Service, national affiliate of (OPB)

Practitioners Circle

Local education practitioners-oriented web site to meet the information needs of teachers, administrators, parents, librarians, and counselors.

Regional Educational Laboratories

Network of ten laboratories that serves the educational needs of designated regions by providing access to education research through applied research and development projects, studies, and related technical assistance activities.

Regional Technology in Education Consortia

Grant program to help states, schools, districts, and other educational institutions implement advanced technologies to improve teaching and student achievement within the K-12 classroom.

Religion and Public Schools

Guidelines on religious expression in public schools.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program

Free Schools Program

Safe Schools Coalition, Inc

provides resources, including information about conferences and current research.

School Board News

National newspaper from NSBA covering the latest trends in public education from a school board member perspective.

School District Demographics

This application allows users to compare demographic information between any two United States School Districts.

School Planning & Management

magazine written and edited to meet the business and information needs of today's school buying team.

State Education Data Profiles

Education statistics and demographics/profiles by individual state.

Technology Initiatives

Office responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of USDOE's educational technology policies, research projects and national technology summits.

The Foundation Center

Collecting, organizing, analyzing and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving and related subjects.

US Census Bureau

Census data

US Department of Education

Promoting educational excellence for all Americans.

US State Department: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

US Dept of State bureau fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

USA Today: Weekly Learning Adventure

Interactive projects, resources from around the nation and live discussion groups for educators.

Voices of Youth

Developed by UNICEF

Voucher Strategy Center

Includes materials from state associations that have conducted campaigns to defeat private school voucher programs and provides research on voucher programs.