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Encyclopedia of Education

Links for more information about virtually every issue in education: 

  

Academic Honors: 

http://www.edreform.com/ParentPower/standards/class_rank.htm  

http://www.cwfa.org/printerfriendly.asp?id=900&department=cwa&categoryid=education 

  

  

Accreditation: 

www.ncacasi.org  

www.npsag.com 

  

  

Achievement Gap (see Minority issues and Race-based issues): 

www.msan.wceruw.org (Minority Student Achievement Network, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin) 

www.achievementfirst.org (a nonprofit charter management organization) 

  

  

ADHD (see also Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Special Education): 

www.add.org  

www.adhdfraud.com 

www.my.webmd.com 

  

  

Administration, Administrators: 

www.aasa.org  

www.ccsso.org 

www.ecs.org 

www.naesp.org 

www.nassp.org (or www.principals.org - National Association of Secondary School Principals) 

www.nga.org 

  

  

Advanced Placement tests: 

www.apcentral.collegeboard.com  

  

  

African-American: 

See Minority Issues and Urban Issues 

  

  

Afterschooling (at home, in school settings, with tutors, or in dedicated afterschools; see also Home Learning Ideas): 

www.AfterSchoolTreats.com (free lesson plans in 35 categories aimed in particular at children in Grades 4 - 8 by our own Susan Darst Williams) 

www.RussianSchool.com (private afterschools in Boston and California with a high-level math focus) 

http://afterschool.ocde.us/choosing.htm (Orange County, Calif.) 

www.afterschool.gov (federal government resources) 

www.ja.org/afterschool (Junior Achievement's afterschool program) 

www.bgca.org (Boys and Girls Clubs of America) 

www.safeyouth.org/scripts/facts/afterschool.asp (National Youth Violence Prevention Project) 

www.naesp.org/client_files/afterschool/AfterSchoolPublication.pdf (10 exemplary school-based programs from the National Association of Elementary School Principals) 

www.AmericaScores.org (soccer as an enticement to participate in academically-based afterschooling) 

www.tascorp.org (The After School Corporation, New York City) 

www.chcfinc.org (The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, New York City) 

www.LAsBest.org (Los Angeles program: Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) 

www.homeschoolzone.com  

www.afterschoolallstars.org 

www.readwritethink.org 

www.capersforkids.com (drama, art and theatre in the Dallas area) 

  

  

Agricultural Education: 

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/aged.html  

  

  

Americanism: 

www.americanheritageresearch.com  

www.EdWatch.com 

  

  

Art: 

www.kinderart.com  

www.teachers.net 

www.crayola.com 

www.naea-reston.org (National Art Education Association) 

www.artsonia.com 

www.enchantedlearning.com 

  

  

Athletics: 

www.nays.org (National Alliance For Youth Sports) 

www.positivecoach.org (Positive Coaching Alliance) 

www.youth-sports.com  

www.youthsportsusa.com 

www.MomsTeam.com 

www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/sportsmanship.html 

  

  

At-Risk: 

www.csos.jhu.edu  

www.becauseiloveyou.org (help for parents of at-risk students) 

  

  

Audits: 

www.effwa.org/main/page/php?number+19  

www.effwa.org/auditpledge 

www.wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2320.doc (West Virginia performance audit policy) 

www.pps.k12.or.us/projects-c/aisc/audit.pdf (Portland, Ore., performance audit report) 

  

  

Autism (See also Learning disabilities and Special education): 

www.nomercury.org  

www.momsagainstmercury.org 

www.a-champ.org 

  

  

Balanced Literacy reading programs (see Whole language): 

www.k12reader.com/balanced-literacy-instruction/ (pro) 

www.nrrf.org (con; National Right to Read Foundation; search "Balanced Literacy") 

  

  

Behavior Problems: 

www.campmakebelievekids.com/ (building emotional intelligence in kids) 

www.focusas.com/BehavioralDisorders.html (overview focusing on adolescents) 

www.adhd.com (attention deficits) 

http://aacap.org/page.ww?name=Children+with+Oppositional+Defiant+Disorder&section=Facts+for+Families (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) 

www.adaa.org (anxiety) 

www.anxietyzone.com (anxiety) 

http://www.mncdd.org/resources/factsheets/School_Discipline.pdf (discipline and special ed students) 

http://www.whittedclearylaw.com/CM/Publications/publications42.asp (suspensions and expulsions: a legal overview) 

  

  

Bible in Education: 

www.biblecurriculum.org  

www.bibleinschools.net 

www.calvary.com/beantown 

www.releasedtimebible.org 

www.bibleliteracy.org 

www.biblecurriculum.org 

  

  

Bilingual / English Language Learners / English as a Second Language (also see Immigrants / illegal aliens in schools): 

www.nclr.org  

www.us-english.org 

www.nabe.org 

www.vdare.com 

  

  

Block Scheduling: 

http://www.capescheduling.com/page/page/861491.htm  

www.jefflindsay.com/Block.shtml 

  

  

Blogs on Education: 

www.joannejacobs.com (California-based writer probably has the best ed blog) 

www.irascibleprofessor.com (also awfully good) 

www.educationation.org  

www.CrankyProfessor.com 

http://drcookie.blogspot.com 

www.ParentPundit.com 

www.Eduwonk.com 

http://www.localareawatch.org/public_schools/index.html (spicy one from Grand Rapids, Mich.) 

www.susanohanian.org 

www.myshortpencil.com 

http://edubloggerdir.blogspot.com/ (educators from around the world) 

  

  

Book Selection: 

www.eagleforum.org (A Child's Reading List) 

www.kidsreads.com  

www.teenreads.com 

www.classicscentral.com 

www.coreknowledge.org (summer reading list) 

  

  

Book Concerns: 

www.pabbis.org  

www.textbookreviews.org 

www.pfaw.org (see also http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=12122) 

  

  

Books for Dsadvantaged Kids: 

www.firstbook.org  

  

  

Boys' Issues (see Gender issues) 

  

  

Brain Research: 

http://oilf.blogspot.com/ (blog on raising a left-brained child) 

  

  

Buildings and Grounds: 

www.edfacilities.org  

www.nspma.com 

www.nssea.org 

www.SchoolDude.com 

www.schoolfacilities.com 

www.schooldesigns.com 

www.aia.org/cae 

www.cefpi.org 

www.healthyschools.org 

  

  

Bullying: 

www.parentsagainstbullying.com  

  

  

Business Education: 

www.ja.org (Junior Achievement) 

  

  

Business Operations: 

www.asbointl.org and www.asbointl.org/WhatsNew/SchoolBusinessAffairs/index.asp  

  

  

Business and School Partnerships: 

www.biz4ed.org  

  

  

Career Education: 

www.careers.org  

www.aboutcareereducation.com 

www.nfte.com (entrepreneurship) 

www.eweek.org (engineering) 

www.discoverengineering.org (engineering) 

www.acrnetwork.org (future planning for the 70% of students who will not graduate from college) 

  

  

Character Education: 

www.charactered.com  

www.charactercounts.org 

www.cyi-stars.org 

www.ethics.org 

www.tolerance.org 

www.ethicsed.org 

www.josephsoninstitute.org 

  

  

Charter Schools (see also School choice): 

www.edreform.org  

www.edexcellence.net 

http://goldwaterinstitute.org/AboutUs/ArticleView.aspx?id=431 (study shows grade-school charter schools outperform traditional public schools for disadvantaged student populations) 

www.heritageacademies.com 

www.geofoundation.org 

www.ImagineSchools.com 

www.ArthurAcademy.org 

www.charterschoolleadershipcouncil.org 

www.valleyacademy.com 

  

  

Chatrooms on Education Issues: 

www.ed2chat.com  

  

  

Child Advocacy: 

www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/databook.jsp  

www.horatioalger.com 

  

  

Child Development: 

www.fcd-us.mag (Foundation for Child Development) 

www.childtrends.org (nonprofit research organization) 

www.saferchild.org (parenting articles) 

  

  

Child Protection: 

www.centerforchildprotection.org  

  

  

Christian Education: 

www.nace-cee.org  

www.summit.org 

www.delpublications.com 

www.face.net 

www.accsedu.org 

  

  

Christian "exodus" out of public schools: 

www.exodusmandate.org  

www.ethicsdaily.com/static.cfm?mode=per 

www.honested.com 

  

  

Civics: 

www.aclj.org  

www.founding.com 

www.freedomforum.org 

www.pbs.org/georgewashington/ 

www.rutherford.org 

  

  

Class Rank (see Academic Honors) 

  

  

  

Class Size: 

www.edexcellence.net/issues/results.cfm?withall=class+size (scroll down to "Gadfly Articles") 

  

  

  

Classical Education: 

www.welltrainedmind.com  

www.accsedu.org 

www.classicalfree.org 

www.classical-homeschooling.org 

www.classicalconversations.com 

  

  

Classroom Management: 

www.theteachersguide.com/ClassManagement.htm  

www.adhdsolution.com 

  

  

Collective bargaining (see also Unions): 

www.eiaonline.org  

www.effwa.org.studies/education_2000_may.php (study, "Collective Bargaining in Public Schools: Turning the Focus to Students") 

http://www.pacificresearch.org/pub/sab/educat/contractforfailure/www%20backup/2_whatis.html 

  

  

College planning / admissions tests: 

www.nacac.com  

www.collegeboard.com 

www.ets.org 

www.act.org 

www.EducationOnlineToday.com 

  

  

Competition as a factor in education (see also School choice): 

www.educationnext.org/20014/68.html  

www.goldwaterinstitute.org/article.php/431.html 

  

  

Consensus / Delphi / group manipulation: 

www.learn-usa.com  

www.beverlye.com 

  

  

Consolidation / deconsolidation: 

http://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/article.php/401.html  

  

  

Constructivism vs. Direct Instruction: 

www.ed.sc.edu/caw/webbarton.htm (explains both) 

www.ascd.org (search under "Education topics") 

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/constructivism.html  

www.cogtech.usc.edu/publications/kirschner_Sweller_Clark.pdf (article explaining how constructivism, the teaching philosophy in most public schools today, fails inner-city children the most because they lack a large enough vocabulary and knowledge base) 

  

  

Consultants (for parents and teachers): 

www.elainemcewan.com  

www.maryannsmialek.com/resources 

www.CheriFuller.com 

  

  

Corruption (see also Financial management and corruption): 

www.yankeeinstitute.org  

  

  

Counseling: 

www.schoolcounselor.org  

www.edtrust.org 

www.apa.org 

  

  

Creativity: 

www.CreativeEducationFoundation.org  

www.discoveryschool.com/schrockguide 

www.enchantedlearning.com 

www.brainsarefun.com 

www.hallmarkkaleidoscope.com  

  

  

Critical Thinking: 

www.FactCheckEd.com  

  

  

Crisis: 

www.edexcellence.net/doc/Fwd-1.3.pdf (article, "Opportunities Lost: How NYC Got Derailed on the Way to School Reform") 

http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/view/13/1?PrintableVersion=enabled (Philadelphia) 

www.flinthills.org (Kansas City Public Schools' court-ordered $2 billion in extra funding for inner-city schools, and resulting loss of state accreditation when quality actually declined, is linked to a judge's ruling in Kansas that the school funding formula is inequitable; article, "What Judge Bullock Should Have Learned From Judge Clark") 

  

  

Curriculum: 

www.commoncore.org  

www.EducationWorld.com 

www.textbookreviews.org 

www.textbookleague.org 

www.historytextbooks.org 

www.ascd.org 

www.edpress.org 

www.stmary.k12.la.us/elementaryschool.htm (great primary resources) 

  

  

Data collection, electronic portfolios, student ID numbers, & privacy issues: 

www.deliberatedumbingdown.com  

www.espsolutionsgroup.com/recentprojects.php 

www.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/pbdmi/surveytool/index.html (EDEN: Education Data Exchange Network) 

www.sifinfo.org (Schools Interoperability Framework Association) 

  

  

Dictionaries (free copies for schoolchildren from civic groups and donors): 

www.thedictionaryproject.com  

  

  

Digital divide (technology gap between the races and income levels): 

http://www.edutopia.org/php/biglist.php?id=188  

  

  

Direct instruction (see also Constructivism): 

www.adihome.org  

www.nifdi.org 

http://people.uncw.edu/kozloffm/DI.html 

www.aasa.org/reform/approach/direct.htm 

www.Educationation.org/page3.html 

www.zigsite.com 

  

  

Disadvantaged children: 

www.noexcuses.org  

www.urbancure.org 

www.annenberginstitute.org 

www.kipp.org 

www.reformk12.com/archives/000175.nclk 

http://www.insideschools.org/fs/school_profile.php?id=120 

www.teachforamerica.org 

www.cleweb.org (legal issues for low-income and special ed children) 

www.firstbook.org (donate books for needy children) 

  

  

Discipline: 

www.becauseIloveyou.org (support group for parents of troubled teens) 

www.teacherpathfinder.org/support/discipline.html  

www.selfdisciplinedwp.com 

www.child.net/toughlove.htm 

www.familyfirstaid.org 

www.girlsandboystown.org 

www.loveandlogic.com  

  

  

Discrimination (See Race-based school assignment and discrimination) 

  

  

Distance learning (see also Homeschooling, Online Education and Virtual Schools): 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Distance_Learning/K_12  

www.linkonlearning.com  

www.k12.com 

  

  

Diversity: 

www.baeo.org (African-American) 

www.nabse.org (African-American) 

www.hcreo.org (Hispanic) 

www.nd.edu/~latino (Hispanic) 

www.chcfinc.org (The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, New York City) 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/by_culture_or_group/native_american/k_12 (Native American) 

www.aasianst.org/eaa-toc.htm (Asian) 

http://ourseeds.tripod.com/langartslinks.html (Muslim) 

www.aauw.org/200/gg.html (gender issues) 

www.teachingtolerance.org  

  

  

Donations (tax-deductible ways to give; see also Private sector initiatives): 

www.donorschoose.org (provide classroom grants for needed projects directly to teachers) 

www.scholarshipfund.org (provide scholarships for low-income kids to attend private schools) 

  

  

Drama: 

http://childrenstheatre.easystorecreator.com/order.htm#  

www.dramastore.com  

www.capersforkids.com  

  

  

Dropouts: 

www.dropoutprevention.org  

  

  

Drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention (see also Substance abuse and addictions treatment): 

www.madd.org  

www.nationalfamilies.org 

www.pride.org 

www.saddonline.com 

www.teenchallenge.com 

www.casacolumbia.org (report, "National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse X: Teens and Parents") 

  

  

Dumbing down: 

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22792  

  

  

Dyslexia (see also Learning disabilities, Reading categories and Whole Language): 

www.interdys.org  

www.dyslexia.org 

www.ReadByGrade3.com 

www.TexasReadingInstitute.org 

  

  

Early childhood education: 

www.goldwaterinstitute.org/article.php/542.html  

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~goertzel/daycare.htm 

www.ncpa.org/pi/edu/pd031299e.html 

www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ECI 

www.naeyc.org 

www.ciera.org 

http://secc.rti.org/publications.cfm (national study) 

www.nieer.org 

www.daycaresdontcare.org 

  

  

Economic development and public education: 

www.kwfdn.org (search for the study, "Public Schools and Economic Development: What the Research Shows" 

  

  

Economics education: 

www.fee.org  

www.themint.org 

www.econ4u.com 

  

  

Educational freedom index: 

www.manhattan-institute.org  

  

  

English (see also Reading): 

www.ncte.org (National Council of Teachers of English) 

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/publication/publication.cfm?id=337 (grades for the English standards of the 50 states) 

  

  

English language learners (teaching English to non-English speaking children) 

http://dww.ed.gov (federal government website, Doing What Works, for educators and others)  

  

  

Enrichment ideas: 

www.AfterSchoolTreats.com (by Susan Darst Williams) 

  

  

  

Entrepreneurs: 

www.marvacollins.com  

  

  

Environmental education: 

www.cnaturenet.org  

www.lomborg.org 

www.epa.gov/enviroed 

www.sierraclub.org/education 

www.blm.gov/education 

www.nwf.org/education 

www.seaworld.org/conservation-matters/eea/about.htm 

  

  

E-Rate (see also Technology) 

www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=5831  

www.ed.gov/Technology/eratemenu.html (E-rate) 

www.dslreports.com/shownews/61477 (E-Rate scandal) 

  

  

Evolution: 

www.trueorigins.com (anti-evolution) 

www.talkorigins.com (pro-evolution) 

www.answersingenesis.org (pro-creationism) 

www.discovery.org (pro-intelligent design) 

www.ncseweb.org (anti-creationism and intelligent design) 

  

  

Family development: 

www.family.com  

www.profam.org 

www.afa.net 

www.frc.org 

www.allianceformarriage.org 

www.father.com 

www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/index.htm 

www.FamilyLife.com 

www.FamilyEducation.com 

  

  

Family literacy: 

www.chcfinc.org (The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, New York City) 

  

  

Family structure and educational attainment: 

www.sutherlandinstitute.org (report, "More Than Money: The Influence of Family Structure on Prosperity and Educational Attainment") 

  

  

Federal funding and programs: 

www.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education) 

www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml (No Child Left Behind) 

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/suppservices/index.html (extra help for needy children, including free after-school tutoring) 

www.nces.edu (National Center on Education Statistics) 

www.eric.ed.gov (Education Resources Information Center database) 

www.relnetwork.org (10 regional government research labs) 

www.ctredpol.org/pubs/TitleI_FUnds_6July2005/Title_I_Funds_6July2005.pdf (Title 1 remediation for disadvantaged children) 

http://www.ppionline.org/ndol/print.cfm?contentid=1249 (making Title 1 more effective) 

www.ed.gov/programs/readingfirst (phonics grants for disadvantaged children) 

www.ncpa.org/iss/edu/ (search in the "Federal Funding and Programs" category) 

www.edweek.org (search for article, "Watchdog Agency Faults Ed. Dept. for Financial Mismanagement") 

  

  

Finance: 

www-hoover.stanford.edu/bios/hanushek.html  

www.alec.org (search for the report "Show Me the Money" 

www.nsba.org/site/page.asp?TRACKID=&CID=452&DID=8737 

www.ncsl.org/programs/educ/ed_finance/intro.htm 

www.ncpa.org 

www.ncsl.org/programs/educ/ed_finance/intro.htm 

www.heritage.org/research/education/K-12.cfm 

www.ncpa.org 

www.asbointol.org/index.asp 

www.edfacilities.org/rl/bond_issues.cfm 

http://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/nelsonp/FAMILY/BondIssueKiller.pdf (Iowa consultant who has successfully led campaigns to defeat school bond issues and tax-levy lid overrides) 

www.cblpolicyinstitute.org/privatepublic.htm (article, "Paying Private Prep School Prices for Public Schools," explores how per-pupil spending figures given to the public are for operating expenses only, and exclude large amounts of money for construction, debt services and other costs) 

www.flinthill.org (article, "Facts About Education Spending in Kansas" and see the list of financial solutions archived under Publications - Education - Innovations)  

  

  

Financial equity: 

www.excellence.net/institute/gadfly/issue.cfm?id=153#1869 (article, "Who Could Be Against 'Adequate' School Funding?")  

www.publiceducation.org ("A Guide to Public Engagement and School Finance Litigation")  

www.edexcellence.net/institute/charterfinance (funding inequities between charter schools, which are publicly-funded, and regular public schools, are a new concern, but the demand for parity for charter schools shows that as long as charter schools are funded with tax dollars, the pressures will be unbearable for them to morph more and more like the public schools)  

www.aasa.org/publications/SA/2004_08/deroche.htm (one solution: weighted student allocation, where low-income, non-English speaking and learning-disabled students receive more government funding per pupil than average)  

www.ucc.org/justice/education/state.htm (equity as a social-justice issue, from a faith-based perspective)  

   

   

Financial literacy (learning about money management, etc.): 

http://www.moneybus.org/resources.aspx  

   

  

Financial mismanagement and corruption in schools (see also Corruption): 

www.peytonwolcott.com  

www.heartland.org/archives/education/nov00/roundup.htm 

www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa542.pdf 

www.rppi.org/schoolcorruption.shtml 

www.edweek.org (search for articles: "Newark Sues State, District Over Losses," "Superintendent of Wealthy District Charged in Embezzlement Scandal," and "A Hard Lesson for Kansas City's Troubled Schools" 

http://www.rppi.org/es179.html (competitive bidding and contracting) 

www.amazon.com (search for Lydia G. Segal and her book, "Battling Corruption in America's Public Schools") 

  

  

First Amendment freedoms for students, including journalists: 

www.asne.org/index.cfm?ID=3816  

www.firstfreedom.org (religious rights) 

www.splc.org 

www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=73952&sid=2 

www.firstamendmentcenter.org 

www.freedomforum.org 

www.aclu.org 

www.stoptheaclu.com 

www.au.org 

  

  

Food and Nutrition: 

www.angrymoms.org  

www.cspinet.org 

www.wastefreelunches.org 

  

  

Foreign language: 

www.actfl.org  

www.nflc.org 

www.LanguagePolicy.org 

www.pimsleurdirect.com 

www.ijflt.com (International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching) 

  

  

Foundations involved in education: 

www.childrensscholarship.org  

www.edexcellence.net (Thomas B. Forham Foundation, with excellent education reports, including an online publication, Education Gadfly) 

www.gatesfoundation.org (Bill and Melinda Gates) 

www.philaedfund.org (help and scholarships for inner-city youth in Philadelphia) 

www.annenberginstitute.org (at Brown University; focuses on inner-city youth and reforms) 

www.edutopia.org (fostering innovation with funding by moviemaker George Lucas) 

www.rockpa.org (Rockefeller Foundation favors national standards; see also www.Edin08.com offering cool graphics with state-by-state statistics) 

www.broadfoundation.org (Eli and Edythe Broad, one of the largest funders of education programs for children and youth in poverty) 

www.kauffman.org (math, science and technology education funded by the late Ewing Kauffman of Kansas City) 

  

  

  

Fringe benefits (see also Personnel, Salaries and Retirement): 

www.educationnext.org/20033/71.html (total compensation packages are far beyond salary) 

www.ncsl.org/programs/health/healthcostsrpt.htm (health care cost containment ideas) 

www.nctr.org (National Council on Teacher Retirement) 

www.nasra.org (National Association of State Retirement Administrators) 

www.ebri.org (Employee Benefits Research Institute) 

http://www.nctq.org/nctq/publications/debate.jsp (teacher work schedules vs. other careers) 

  

  

Fund-raising (see also Parental involvement and fund-raising): 

www.boxtops4education.com  

  

  

  

Gardening: 

www.kidsgardening.org  

  

  

Gender issues: 

www.whyboysfail.com  

www.boysproject.net 

www.ncgs.org (National Coalition of Girls' Schools) 

www.feyw.org (Foundation for the Education of Young Women, Texas-based advocacy) 

www.aauw.org/200/gg.html (American Association of University Women: gender issues) 

www.singlesexschools.org (National Association for Single Sex Public Education) 

www.family.org/socialissues/ (Focus on the Family's site; see "Sexual Identity/Gender" articles) 

  

  

  

Geography: 

www.50states.com  

www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions 

  

  

Gifted and talented: 

www.nagc.org (National Association for Gifted Children) 

www.sengifted.org (good resource on the social and emotional needs of gifted kids) 

www.ditd.org  

www.educationaloptions.com 

www.nationdeceived.org (report from the Templeton Foundation that shows how schools have been made too easy for smart kids) 

www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank 

www.prufrock.com 

www.tip.duke.edu (Duke University's Talent Identification Program) 

www.gifted.uconn.edu 

www.cec.sped.org/index.html 

www.ceetag.org 

www.aegus1.org (underachieving gifted kids) 

www.davidsoninstitute.org (excellent gifted advocacy, with a special school for the gifted in Nevada) 

www.GT-Cybersource.org (Davidson Institute's database) 

www.hoagiesgifted.org (good resource listings) 

www.gifted-children.com 

www.AppliedGiftedEd.com (Pennsylvania advocate for the gifted) 

  

  

Girls' issues (see Gender issues) 

  

  

Global education (see also United Nations and International Baccalaureate): 

www.ewa.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?page_id=273  

www.countrywatch.com/school/school_default.aspx 

www.EdWatch.org 

www.crossroad.to/text/articles.html 

www.ibo.org/partnerships/governments (International Baccalaureate and the U.N. are connected) 

  

  

Governance (national): 

www.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education) 

www.ecs.org (Education Commission of the States) 

www.nasbe.org (National Association of State Boards of Education 

www.ccsso.org (Council of Chief State School Officers) 

www.iel.org (Institute for Educational Leadership; left-wing, pro-government policies) 

  

  

Governance (state): 

Find your state education department using a search engine. Typical web addresses: 

New York: www.nysed.gov  

Florida: www.fldoe.org 

Texas: www.tea.state.tx.us 

Colorado: www.cde.state.co.us 

California: www.cde.ca.gov 

  

  

Government Regulations & Compliance: 

www.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education) 

http://www.thompson.com/public/library.jsp?cat=EDUCATION (article bank from a publishing firm             on NCLB, Title I, special ed, legal issues, etc.) 

  

  

Grade level issues: 

www.ascd.org (search under "Grade level issues") 

www.gradelevelgold.com (grade-appropriate learning ideas for parents and teachers) 

  

  

Graduation rates: 

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ewp_08.htm  

  

  

Grammar: 

www.shurley.com  

www.howtotutor.com/grammar.htm 

www.readbygrade3.com/cvrltr.html 

www.quickanddirtytips.com (podcasts by Grammar Girl) 

  

  

Grants: 

www.guidestar.com  

http://www.axiomfire.com/af2/Start?linkid=1OodrnG0UbeYbMK13T3w 

  

  

Grassroots organizations: 

www.GoBigEd.com (Nebraska) 

www.chalkboardproject.org (Oregon) 

www.EdWatch.org (Minnesota) 

www.edsource.org (California) 

www.EducationReport.org (Michigan) 

www.catalyst-chicago.org (Chicago area) 

www.illinoisloop.org (Illinois) 

www.ed-red.org (suburban Illinois) 

www.southern-style.com/education_problems_and_solutions.htm (Alabama) 

www.BettyPeters.com (Alabama) 

www.crlive.com (Iowa; see education/iowalive) 

www.nceducationalliance.org (North Carolina; school choice) 

www.allianceforqualityed.org (South Carolina) 

www.EdExIdaho.org (Education Excellence Idaho) 

www.schoolreport.com (Vermonters for Better Education) 

  

  

Handwriting: 

www.spalding.org  

www.handwritingforkids.com 

www.hwtears.com 

  

  

Head Start: 

www.heritage.org/Research/Education/BG1701.cfm  

www.cato.org (search for "Head Start") 

www.nhsa.org 

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre 

  

  

Health issues (see also Mental Health and Nutrition): 

-- In general: 

www.kidshealth.org  

www.webmd.org 

www.healthinschools.org 

-- School wellness: 

www.actionforhealthykids.org 

-- School nursing: 

www.nasn.org 

www.schoolnurse.com 

-- Impact of foundations: 

www.eagleforum.org/column/1997/jan97/97-01-01.html 

-- School-based health clinics: 

www.nasbhc.org (pro) 

www.edwatch.org (con; also use search engine to find Congressional testimony, "The Role of Federal Education and Labor in School Based Health Clinics" by Karen R. Effrem, M.D. 

-- Ritalin and other medications: 

http://www.schoolhealth.com/shop/mc_archive_medsnschlprint.asp 

-- Asthma: 

http://www.cdc.gov/health/asthma.htm 

-- Medicaid: 

www.aasa.org/publications/sa/2000_ob@feddate.htm 

  

  

  

Hispanic: 

See Diversity and Minority issues  

  

  

History (school subject): 

www.teachinghistory.org  

www.wallbuilders.com 

www.jeremiahproject.com/heritage.html 

www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/asw 

www.historynet.com 

www.sil.si.edu 

  

  

History (of school reform): 

www.americandeception.com  

www.karenholgate.com 

  

  

Home Learning Ideas (to supplement regular schooling; see also Afterschooling): 

www.eduplace.com (from Houghton Mifflin; add /maf to the address for math activities; see the eGlossary) 

  

  

  

Homeschooling (see also Distance Learning, Online Education and Virtual Schools): 

www.hslda.org (Home School Legal Defense Association) 

www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/schooling/homeschool.aspx (resources from Focus on the Family) 

www.consideringhomeschooling.org  

www.nheri.org (National Home Education Research Institute) 

www.homeschoolheartbeat.com  

www.home-school.com 

www.TheOldHomeschoolhouse.com 

www.HomeSchoolBuzz.com 

www.naaha.com (National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance) 

www.education-otherwise.org (United Kingdom homeschooling website) 

  

  

Homeschooling / private schooling contracts: 

www.calvertschool.org  

  

  

Homeschooling co-ops / curriculum providers: 

www.firstclasshomeschool.org (how to start a parent co-op) 

www.legacyhc.org  

www.co-opcurriculums.com/html/co-ops.html 

www.heritagehomeschool.com 

http://www.fchm.org (church-based homeschooling co-ops) 

www.oklahomahomeschool.com (on multiage teaching, unit plans and curriculum guides)  

  

  

Homework Help: 

http://homeworkspot.com  

www.homeworkcentral.com/curr/homework/default.shtml  

www.schoolwork.org 

www.tutor.com 

www.KidsClick.org  

www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/index.html  

  

  

Homosexuality: 

  

Sites that generally oppose the spread of homosexuality in schools: 

  

www.MassResistance.org (noted grassroots group in Massachusetts and nationwide) 

www.afa.net (video, "It's Not Gay") 

www.truetolerance.org (a look at the issue and what parents can do, from Focus on the Family)  

www.drthrockmorton.com (Dr. Warren Throckmorton, expert on sexual orientation change) 

www.pfox.org (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays) 

www.narth.com (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) 

www.exodusglobalalliance.org (Worldwide Christian organization promoting sexual orientation change through faith-based means) 

http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IS02E3&f=WA06J11 (link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse) 

www.family.org/socialissues/ (Focus on the Family's site; see "Sexual Identity/Gender" articles) 

  

Sites that generally favor the spread of homosexuality in schools: 

  

www.glsen.org (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network 

www.pflag.org (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 

www.aclu.org/LesbianGayRights/  (American Civil Liberties Union's site) 

www.hrw.org (Human Rights Watch, listed under "LGBT Rights") 

www.safeschoolscoalition.org (focusing on the needs of sexual minority children and parents) 

www.nclrights.org/publications/ha-legaloverview.htm (National Center for Lesbian Rights lists legal issues regarding harassment and discrimination) 

www.lambdalegal.org (national pro-gay legal rights group) 

  

  

Illiteracy: 

http://www.readingstore.com/illiteracy_and_violence_confusi.htm (link to violence) 

  

  

Immigrants, including illegal aliens attending public schools (also see Bilingual ed): 

www.VDare.com  

www.tancredo.house.gov 

www.hayworth.house.gov 

  

  

Inclusion (see also Special education): 

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0326/p11s02-lepr.html  

  

  

Inner-city school reform (see Urban issues) 

  

  

  

Insurance: 

www.wpri.org/Reports/Volume18/Vol18no1.pdf (report by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute on the need for competitive bidding for health insurance for school employees) 

www.cholarisk.com/Files/Risk Management Brochure for Schools.pdf (report about property and casualty insurance and self-insurance for schools) 

  

  

International Baccalaureate program (see also Global education and United Nations): 

www.ibo.org  

www.eagleforum.org/educate/2003/july03/global-citizen.shtml 

  

  

International ed: 

http://www.internationaleducationmedia.com/greece/index.htm  

www.schoolzone.co.uk/ 

  

  

International test comparisons: 

http://ustimss.msu.edu  

  

  

Internet freedom and wise use (see also Protecting kids): 

www.enough.org  

  

  

Kindergarten: 

www.edwatch.org (search "kindergarten readiness") 

www.cato.org (search "all-day kindergarten") 

www.kindercare.com  

www.headsprout.com 

www.homeschooling.about.com/cs/kindergarten/a/kindergarten.htm 

  

  

Latino: 

See Diversity and Minority issues  

  

  

Laws, rules and regulations: 

www.ncsl.org  

www.nsba.org/cosa 

  

  

Learning disabilities (see also Dyslexia): 

www.ReadByGrade3.com  

www.ldonline.org 

www.interdys.org 

www.adhdfraud.com 

www.charityadvantage.com/aacld/HomePage.asp (African-American children) 

http://idea.uoregon.edu/~ncite 

  

  

Legal issues: 

www.thomasmore.org (Thomas More Law Center) 

www.aclj.org (American Center for Law and Justice) 

www.lc.org (Liberty Counsel) 

www.asbj.com (American School Board Journal) 

www.nsba.org/cosa (National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys) 

www.abanet.org (American Bar Association; see litigation, children's law, pro bono) 

  

  

Legislation: 

www.ncsl.org  

www.alec.org 

  

  

Lesson plans: 

www.BrainPOP.com  

www.EducationWorld.com 

www.HotChalk.com 

www.GradeLevelGold.com 

www.teachnet.com 

www.teachnet.org 

  

  

Libraries: 

www.ala.org  

www.ftrf.org 

  

  

Lifelong Learning: 

www.teach12.com  

  

  

Literacy (see also Reading and Learning disabilities): 

www.famlit.org (National Center for Family Literacy) 

www.nifl.gov (National Institute for Literacy) 

  

  

Magnet Schools: 

http://ncsssmst.org (National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology) 

  

  

Mathematics: 

www.nctm.org (pro-status quo, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) 

www.mathematicallycorrect.com (anti-status quo; excellent grassroots site; started in California) 

www.nychold.org (New York City-based Honest Open Logical Decisions on Mathematics Education Reform) 

www.wheresthemath.com (another good grassroots site, from the State of Washington)

www.wheresthemath.com/images/Hook_Executive_SummaryC,_ESM_Paper.doc (research paper studies effectiveness of Asian/European-style, content-based math, as opposed to the process-based math that has become popular in recent years in the U.S.) 

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/publication/publication.cfm?id=338 (Fordham Foundation's grades for the math standards in the 50 states)

www.kitchentablemath.blogspot.com (hands-on content, often from math teachers and parents) 

www.goENC.com (subscription-based research articles) 

www.unl.edu/amc (American Mathematics Competitions) 

www.gifted.uconn.edu/projectm3/meeting%20the%20needs.html (Project M3, University of Connecticut Neag Center) 

www.mathematicallysane.com (pro-status quo, pro-"new math" style curriculum) 

http://www.illinoisloop.org/math.html (good examples and videos from an Illinois grassroots organization) 

  

  

Mathematics curriculum: 

www.mathematicallycorrect.com/books2g.htm  

www.mathematicallycorrect.com/everyday.htm 

www.kimberlyswygert.com/archives/001644.html 

www.edwatch.org (search "Integrated Math") 

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/ 

http://www.ednews.org/articles/the-case-for-everyday-mathematics--.html (defense of Everyday Mathematics) 

www.mathematicallycorrect.com/bishop4.htm (criticism of Everyday Mathematics) 

http://www.ednews.org/articles/one-step-ahead-of-the-train-wreck.html (criticism of Everyday Mathematics) 

www.saxonpublishers.com 

www.SingaporeMath.com 

www.MathUSee.com 

www.coreknowledge.com 

www.commonsensepress.com/mathpage.htm 

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20074005/ (study shows math software doesn't help test scores) 

http://epgy.stanford.edu (Education Program for Gifted Youth - distance learning for gifted kids) 

  

  

Mathematics homework help/practice: 

www.KidzMath.com  

www.MathForum.org 

www.mathnerds.com 

www.calculadder.com (Christian orientation; order booklets of math drills for at-home practice) 

  

  

Mathematics tutoring and at-home afterschooling (see also Tutoring): 

www.MathandPhonics.com  

www.huntingtonlearning.com 

www.kumon.com 

www.escore.com 

www.math123.com 

www.sylvanlearningcenters.com 

  

  

Medicaid: impact on schools: 

http://www.aasa.org/publications/sa/2000_06/feddate.htm  

  

  

Mental Health: 

www.edwatch.org (search "mental health") 

www.calmclinic.com (anxiety disorders) 

http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/understanding_depression.html (depression) 

http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Teenage_Suicide.htm (teenage suicide) 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childbehaviordisorders.html (behavior disorders) 

  

  

Mentoring: 

www.mentoring.org  

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives/news/volunteer.shtml 

www.OneKidataTime.org 

  

  

Merit pay / performance pay / differential pay / battlefront pay (see also Salaries and Teacher pay): 

www.heartland.org/new/IssueSuiteTopic.cfm?issId=3&istId=365  

http://www.nrtwc.org/newsroom/352.htm 

www.city-journal.org/html/11_3_why_merit_pay.html 

www.ncpa.org/pi/edu/pd030900e.html 

www.freerepublic.com/forum/9392119971d53.htm (Cincinnati) 

www.educationnext.org (report, "Dollars & Sense: What a Tennessee Experiment tells about merit pay) 

www.city-journal.org/html/8_1_school_choice.html (article, "School Choice: The Last Civil Rights Battle") 

  

  

Middle schools: 

www.MiddleWeb.com  

  

  

Minority issues (see also Multicultural education and Race-based school assignment and discrimination): 

www.nabse.org (National Alliance of Black School Educators) 

www.hcreo.org (Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options) 

www.niea.org (National Indian Education Association) 

www.NAMEorg.org (National Association for Multicultural Education) 

www.naaha.com (National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance) 

www.urbancure.org (Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education; Star Parker) 

  

  

Models for reform: 

www.naschools.org  

  

  

Money management: 

See Financial literacy 

  

  

Multiage grouping: 

www.edfacilities.org/rl/grade_configuration.cfm  

  

  

Multicultural education: 

www.ascd.org (search under "Education topics") 

www.psparents.net/CulturalSensitivity.htm  

www.nameorg.org 

www.encounterbooks.com/books/lolap/lolap.html (book by Sandra Stotsky, "Losing Our Language," exploring the academic down side of multiculturalism) 

  

  

Music: 

www.menc.org  

www.childrensmusicworkshop.com 

  

  

News: 

www.EducationNews.org  

www.EdWeek.org 

www.EagleForum.org/educate/index.html 

www.ewa.org 

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/gadfly 

http://www.heartland.org/Publications.cfm?pblId=6 

  

  

No Child Left Behind (see also Federal programs): 

www.NoChildLeftBehind.gov  

www.educatorroundtable.org (anti-NCLB group) 

  

  

Nutrition: 

www.schoolnutrition.org (School Nutrition Association) 

www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/ (federal free and reduced lunch program) 

www.sbdrc.org/Pages/page44.html (soda pop ban) 

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/service/learnpub.html (nutrition, breakfast, learning and behavior) 

http://busycooks.about.com/od/breakfastrecipes/a/brownbaglunch.htm (home-packed lunches) 

www.nutrition.about.com/od/schoollunches/qt/funschoollunch.htm (home-packed lunches) 

www.loveyourveggiesgrants.com (grants for improving nutrition at school) 

  

  

Online education (see also Distance Learning, Homeschooling and Virtual Schools): 

www.cde.state.co.us/edtech/distance-national.asp  

www.nacol.org 

www.k12.com 

www.wested.org/online_pubs/virtualschools.pdf 

www.nytimes.com/learning 

www.potterschool.com 

www.apexlearning.com 

www.clonlara.org/compuhigh.htm 

www.classicalfree.org 

www.angelicum.net 

www.LearningByGrace.org 

  

  

Opting out of objectionable curriculum/activities/speeches/surveys/questionnaires: 

www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/index.html  

www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html 

www.pacificjustice.org/resources/forms/sexopt.cfm 

  

  

Parent education on K-12 issues: 

http://parents4pubicschools.com (headquartered in Jackson, MS) 

www.piqe.org (San Diego-based Parent Institute for Quality Education) 

www.ed.gov/programs/pirc/index.html (U.S. Department of Education's Parental Information and Resource Centers, or PIRCs) 

www.cipl.org and www.parentalinvolvementmatters.org (Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, based in Lexington, KY) 

www.learningfirst.org/parents (reading and math tip sheets)  

www.TheParentReport.com 

www.ParentsInControl.org 

www.Education.com 

  

  

Parent groups, grassroots: 

www.theparentsnetwork.org (Southern states) 

www.croton.com/allpie  

http://theriver.com/Public/tucson_parents_edu_forum/ (Arizona) 

www.execpc.com/~presswis (Wisconsin) 

www.schoolreport.com/AdTI/index.htm (Vermont) 

www.ChristianParents.com  

www.FathersWorld.com 

www.SingleParentCentral.com 

  

  

Parental involvement: 

www.back2school2007.com, an engaging website with tips from the Parent Teacher Organization 

www.pta.org/ia_pta_positions_1116959239593.html, Parent-Teacher Association policy  

www.ptotoday.com/magParent.html, Parent Teacher Organization article bank 

www.ncpie.org, National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education 

http://www.sedl.org/pubs/catalog/items/fam33.html, research on benefits of parental involvement from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory 

www.familyfriendlyschools.com, Dr. Steve Constantino 

www.finenetwork.org, Family Involvement Network of Educators  

  

  

Parental involvement and fund-raising (see also Fund-raising): 

www.ptotoday.com  

www.pta.org 

www.parentadvocates.org 

www.toolboxforeducation.com (grants through Lowe's) 

www.boxtops4education.com  

  

  

Parental rights (see also Opting out and Privacy): 

www.ParentalRights.org  

www.abidingtruth.com/ 

www.eagleforum.org (search parental rights) 

www.educationleaders.org 

  

  

Parenting: 

www.parenting.org  

www.ParentAdvisor.net 

www.parents.com 

www.parentsjournal.com  

  

  

Parent-teacher communications: 

www.parlant.com  

www.schoolmessenger.com 

  

  

Partnerships (see Business and school partnerships) 

  

  

  

Penmanship (see Handwriting) 

  

  

Pension reform: 

www.alec.org  

www.nais.org/career/article.cfm?ItemNumber=145387 (see section on "Compensation") 

http://www.sbm.temple.edu/~jvanderh/rmi306/dbvsdc.htm (defined benefit vs. defined contribution) 

  

  

Performing arts: 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Performing_Arts/Education  

www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org 

www.ocsarts.net 

  

  

Personnel (see also Salaries, Teaching categories, Fringe benefits, and Retirement): 

www.aaspa.org  

www.eiaonline.org (see "Contract Hits") 

  

  

Philanthropy (see Foundations and Private scholarships) 

  

  

Phonics: 

www.nrrf.org (National Right to Read Foundation) 

www.spalding.org (Spalding Phonics, an excellent curriculum) 

www.riggsinst.org (The Riggs Institute; teaches teachers how to teach reading and writing) 

www.howtotutor.com (AlphaPhonics, another good phonics curriculum) 

www.ReadByGrade3.com (good reading research and help for parents of struggling readers) 

www.ReadingStore.com (background articles and books on reading issues) 

www.eagleforum.org (TurboPhonics) 

www.readamerica.net (Phono-Graphix) 

www.orton-gillingham.com  

www.readingreformny.org (The Reading Reform Foundation of New York, a phonics advocate) 

http://hooked-on-phonics.com/ (commercial product; this is not an endorsement, but there is good             information on this site) 

www.MathandPhonics.com (in-home afterschooling curriculum for math and reading) 

  

  

Physical education (see also Recess): 

www.nahperd.org  

www.KidsHealth.org 

www.MedLinePlus.gov 

www.pecentral.org 

http://members.tripod.com/~pazz/lesson.html 

http://f.webring/com/hub?ring=physedring 

  

  

Policy (search issues in these websites in their K-12 education sections): 

www.alec.org (American Legislative Exchange Council) 

www.ppionline.org (Pacific Policy Institute) 

www.mackinac.org (Michigan) 

www.naeducation.org (National Academy of Education) 

www.asu.edu/educ/epsl/aepi.htm (Arizona) 

www.heritage.org (The Heritage Foundation) 

www.cato.org  

www.goldwaterinstitute.org 

www.ncpa.org/iss/edu/ 

www.TexasPolicy.com 

www.edexcellence.net 

www.empoweramerica.org 

www.brookings.edu/gs/brown/brown_hp.htm 

www.claremont.org  

www.ctredpol.org 

www.policyreview.com 

www.reason.org 

www.townhall.com 

  

  

Politics: 

www.EDin08.com (political action in an election year, with big foundation funding) 

www.eiaonline.com (unions) 

www.opensecrets.org (political contributions; shows teachers' unions giving 99% of their money to Democratic candidates and 1% to Republicans) 

www.followthemoney.org  

www.commoncause.org 

  

  

Pornography (see Protecting kids) 

  

  

Poverty (see also Urban issues and Rural issues): 

www.pacificresearch.org (order their report, "They Have Overcome: High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools in California," by Lance Izumi, September 2002) 

www.sutherlandinstitute.org (report, "Neighbors in Need: A New Approach to Compassionate Poverty Relief") 

www.cgcs.org  

www.starcenter.org (Texas) 

  

  

Preschool (see also Early Childhood Education): 

www.GettingReadyForSchool.com  

www.demipress.com (starting a Christian preschool / day care) 

www.sjlpp.org/documents/proposals.pdf 

www.edwatch.org (search "universal preschool") 

www.cato.org (search "preschool") 

www.heritage.org (search articles by Krista Kafer) 

  

  

Principals: 

www.nassp.org (www.principals.org - National Association of Secondary School Principals) 

www.naesp.org  

www.aasa.org 

  

  

Privacy issues (see also Opting out): 

www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/index.html (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, PPRA) 

http://media.familyrights.us/smart_parents/hatch_amendment.doc (text of PPRA) 

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html (Familiy Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA) 

www.beverlye.com  

  

  

Private education: 

www.capenet.org (Council for American Private Education) 

www.nais.org (National Association of Independent Schools) 

www.acsi.org (Association of Christian Schools International) 

www.ncea.org (National Catholic Educational Association) 

www.naes.org (National Association of Episcopal Schools) 

www.elca.org/schools (Lutheran schools -- ELCA) 

www.lcms.org/pages/default.asp?NavID=1694 (Lutheran schools - Mo. Synod) 

www.amshq.org (American Montessori Society schools) 

www.montessori-ami.org (Association Montessori Internationale schools) 

www.ravsak.org (Network of Jewish Community Day Schools) 

http://mediaguidetoislam.sfsu.edu/intheus/04c_youth.htm (Muslim education) 

www.ncgs.org (National Coalition of Girls' Schools) 

www.privateschools.about.com  

www.nces.ed.gov/globallocator/ 

www.petersons.com 

  

  

Private scholarships (see also Donations, Foundations, Private-sector initiatives  and School choice): 

www.scholarshipfund.org (national Children's Scholarship Fund, offering tax deductions for donations to these funds, which give tuition grants to needy families to send their children to private school if they believe they can get a better education there) 

www.ceofoundation.org (Children's Educational Opportunity Foundation, San Antonio and beyond)  

www.pave.org (Milwaukee) 

www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=5094 (opposition to private scholarships from People For the American Way) 

  

  

Private school management / providers / franchisers: 

www.isminc.com  

www.face.net 

www.edisonschools.com 

http://slate.msn.com/toolbar.aspx?action=read&id=2070329 

  

  

Private schools, excellent: 

www.hillsdale.edu/academy  

www.calvertschool.org 

www.lawrenceville.org 

www.giftedschool.org 

www.cardenschool.org 

www.latinschool.org 

www.andover.edu 

www.BoardingSchoolReview.com 

  

  

Private-sector initiatives (see also Donations): 

www.donorschoose.org  

  

  

Privatization: 

www.sutherlandinstitute.org (report, "Saving Education and Ourselves: The Moral Case for Self-Reliance in Education") 

www.ncspe.org (National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University) 

www.heartland.org (search "school privatization") 

www.reason.org (search "school privatization") 

www.honestedu.org  

www.exodusmandate.org 

www.strike-the-root.com 

www.ecs.org/html/issue.asp?issueid=92 (from the pro-government Education Commission of the States) 

  

  

Professional development (for teachers): 

http://www.teachersourcebook.org/directory.cfm 

  

  

Protecting kids from pornography, sex, Internet smut, etc.: 

www.enough.org  

www.HomeInvasion.org 

www.familyfragments.org 

www.WebWiseKids.org 

  

  

Psychological profiling: 

www.deliberatedumbingdown.com  

  

  

Public education advocacy: 

www.nsba.org/site/index_peac.asp?TrackID= 

http://www.publicedpartners.org  

  

  

Publications (for more information on ed issues): 

www.EdNews.org  

www.EdWeek.org 

www.ptotoday.org  

  

  

Publishers: 

http://dir.yahoo.com/business_and_economy/shopping_and_services/publishers/education/textbooks/k_12  

www.coreknowledge.org 

www.saxonpub.com 

www.McGraw-Hill.com 

www.scholastic.com 

www.HoughtonMifflin.com 

www.commonsensepress.com 

www.alpspublishing.com 

www.schoolzone.com 

  

  

Quality: 

www.edexcellence.net  

www.reformk12.com 

  

  

Race-based issues: 

www.naeducaiton.org/Meredith_Report.pdf  

www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu 

www.civilrights.org 

www.pacificlegal.org 

www.tolerance.org 

  

  

  

Rating schools (parent evaluations): 

www.schoolmatters.com  

www.greatschools.org 

www.wholechildeducation.org/grade 

  

  

  

Reading (see Book selection, Illiteracy, Learning disabilities, Phonics, Reading methods and Whole Language) 

  

  

  

Reading aloud: 

www.trelease-on-reading.com  

www.memfox.com/reading-magic-and-do-it-like-this/  

  

  

Reading help for parents: 

www.spalding.org  

www.riggsinst.org 

www.nrrf.org 

www.ReadByGrade3.com 

www.trelease-on-reading.com 

www.EduHelpNow.org 

http://ldadvocates.com/what-the-red-flag-reading-screening.htm (free screening for reading problems) 

www.free-reading.net (free downloads of reading activities, especially for pre-K through Grade 2) 

www.ReadingComprehensionSite.info (various online services, most for fee) 

  

  

Reading methods (see also Learning disabilities, Phonics, Remediation and Whole language): 

www.nrrf.org (National Right to Read Foundation) 

www.NationalReadingPanel.org  

www.childrenofthecode.org  

www.BalancedReading.com 

www.ReadingRecovery.org (these are the Whole Language-based programs funded by federal Title I money, but results are controversial) 

http://dibels.uoregon.edu/ (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) 

www.americaschoice.org/literacy (Ramp Up Literacy programs and Literacy Navigator) 

www.ReadingPrograms.org (Institute of Reading Development) 

www.nrconline.org (National Reading Conference) 

www.reading.org (International Reading Association) 

  

  

Recess: 

www.rescuingrecess.com  

  

  

Reform: 

www.EdWatch.org  

www.heartland.org 

www.adti.net 

www.effwa.org/main/page.php?number=32 

www.learningfirst.org 

www.newhorizons.org 

www.reformk12.com 

http://www.southern-style.com/education_problems_and_solutions.htm 

http://www.restoringamerica.org/archive/education/editorial_index.html 

  

  

Religious issues: 

http://www.ed.gov/Speeches/08-1995/religion.html (Religious Expression in Public Schools, U.S. Department of Education policy) 

www.firstfreedom.org (religious rights in education) 

www.religiousfreedomday.com/images/free_to_speak.pdf  

www.gtbe.org/news/index.php/1/37/165.html 

http://teachers.safeshopper.com/29/215.htm?696 

www.aclj.org 

www.rutherford.org 

www.gtbe.org 

www.momsintouch.org 

www.probe.org 

www.thomasmore.org 

www.syatp.com (See You at the Pole) 

  

  

Remediation (see also other Reading listings, and Title 1 under Federal programs): 

www.ed.gov/progress/readingfirst (the federal Reading First program) 

www.fcrr.org (Florida Center for Reading Research) 

www.lindamoodbell.com (Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, well-known for working with children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities) 

www.haan4kids.org (foundation that runs the Power4Kids remediation program) 

www.landmarkschool.org (Massachusetts school turns around reading-disabled kids' learning careers) 

www.ReadByGrade3.com (articles, Reading Recovery not successful) 

http://www.nccte.org/publications/ncrve/mds-03xx/mds-309.asp?dirid=161&dspid= (need for workforce remediation in basic skills) 

http://www.edexcellence.net/institute/publication/publication.cfm?id=38 (Title 1 hasn't worked) 

  

  

Research: 

http://npe.educationnews.org (Nonpartisan Education Review; online, peer-reviewed educational research journal) 

www.naeducation.org (National Academy of Education) 

www.ernweb.com (Educational Research Newsletter) 

www.csos.jhu.edu/P2000 (National Network of Partnership Schools, Johns Hopkins University) 

www.illinoisloop.org/research.html  

www.education-consumers.com 

www.ridatahub.org (Rhode Island data-based articles and research) 

www.sree-net.org 

www.WhatWorks.ed.gov 

www.pdkintl.org 

www.marsrrservices.com (Pennsylvania and beyond) 

www.publicagenda.org 

www.miedresearchoffice.org 

www.edc.org 

www.eduref.org 

www.nekia.org 

www.ies.ed.gov/ncee 

  

  

Retirement / Pensions (see also Fringe Benefits): 

www.nctr.org (article, "Alleviating Teacher Shortages Through Pension Plan Redesign") 

www.nasra.org (National Association of State Retirement Administrators) 

www.nctr.org (National Council on Teacher Retirement) 

  

  

Rural issues (see also Urban issues): 

www.ruraledu.org  

www.fred.org 

  

  

Safety (See also Security): 

www.safetyzone.org (part of a federally-funded research lab on education; see the links section) 

www.nssc1.org (National School Safety Center; some resources for K-12, but mostly for higher ed) 

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crime/ (National Center for Education Statistics) 

www.schoolsecurity.org  

www.ascd.org (search under "Education topics") 

www.edfacilities.org/rl/fire_safety.cfm 

www.saferchild.org (articles for parents on child development and safety issues) 

  

  

Salaries (see also Personnel, Fringe benefits, and Teacher pay categories): 

www.eiaonline.com (see "School Pay and Staffing") 

www.ppionline.org (article, "Better Pay for Better Teaching") 

  

  

School boards: 

www.nsba.org (good blog, BoardBuzz) 

www.asbj.com  

http://www.eagleforum.org/questionnaire/school_board_q.html (candidate questionnaire) 

www.GOPAC.org (training Republican school board candidates) 

  

  

School choice (see also Charter schools, Private scholarships, Town tuitioning, and Tuition tax credits): 

www.edreform.com including             http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=document&documentID=825&sectionID=74&NEWSYEAR=2006  

www.friedmanfoundation.org including             http://www.friedmanfoundation.org/resources/publications/advocate/index.html  

www.AllianceforSchoolChoice.org  

www.choiceineducation.org 

www.heartland.org/Publications.cfm?pblId=6 (Ten Principles of School Choice booklet) 

www.schoolchoices.org 

http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/publications/books/edcap.html (eBook, "Education and Capitalism: How Overcoming Our Fear of Markets and Economics Can Improve America's Schools) 

www.ivbe.org (Florida) 

www.ij.org (search "school choice" or "education" for legal aspects) 

www.educational-freedom.org 

www.educationpolicy.org/K_12 

  

  

School selection: 

www.greatschools.net  

www.just4kids.org 

  

  

School spending: 

School district spending report on www.eiaonline.com (includes rankings of states) 

See your district's website and your state's education department website for annual spending reports about your district and your state 

www.ncpa.org  

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Education/BG1448.cfm 

http://www.freedomworks.org/informed/issues_template.php?issue_id=1775&isitsearch=1&search1=K-12 (Washington) 

  

  

School-to-Work: 

www.fessler.com/SBE/stw.htm  

www.sonnet.com/usr/kidogo/watch.tangled2.html 

http://www.arthurhu.com/index/stw.htm 

www.nccte.org/resources/reauthorization.asp 

www.edwatch.org 

www.ncee.org 

http://www.iel.org/pubs.html 

  

  

Science education (see also Evolution): 

www.nsta.org  

www.nationalacademies.org/nrc 

www.eNature.com 

www.sciencenetlinks.com 

www.sepp.org 

www.exploratorium.edu 

www.tryscience.org 

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2004/tc20040316_0601_tc166.htm (article on the shortage of qualified science teachers) 

  

  

Secondary education (also see "High Schools" and "Middle Schools"): 

http://www.educationnews.org/writers/tom/The-Culture-of-Middle-Schools-and-High-Schools.htm  

http://ncsssmst.org (National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science & Technology) 

  

  

Security 

www.edfacilities.org  

www.schoolsecurity.org/faq/parents.html 

  

  

Sex (see also Protecting kids) 

www.concernedparents.com  

  

  

Sex ed: 

www.TrueLoveWaits.com  

www.medinstitute.org 

www.worththewait.org 

www.abstinence.org 

www.concernedparents.com 

www.AbstinenceWorks.org  

  

  

Small schools: 

www.educationnext.org/20044/56.html  

www.coloradosmallschools.org 

www.gatesfoundation.org/education 

www.smallschoolsproject.org 

www.smallschoolsworkshop.org 

  

  

Special education (see also ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities): 

www.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln (U.S. Department of Education site) 

www.wrightslaw.com/info/advo.index.htm (special education advocacy for parents) 

www.reedmartin.com/specialeducationresources.htm (good links section) 

www.kent.k12.md.us/kent/depart/special/definit.htm (special ed terms defined) 

www.ncld.org/content/view/900/456084/ (National Center for Learning Disabilities parent guide) 

www.ideadata.org (government data under the Individuals With Disabilities Act, IDEA) 

www.cec.sped.org (Council for Exceptional Children) 

www.csef-air.org (Center for Special Education Finance) 

www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/14/91/1491.htm (Education Commission of the States, special education finance and other facts) 

www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues43.html (Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, article on inclusion) 

www.ascd.org (see "Inclusion" under "Education Topics") 

www.spense.org (special education personnel) 

www.ldonline.org (learning disabilities) 

www.adhdfraud.com (physician crusades for different approaches to what looks like learning disabilities, but may not be) 

www.ReadByGrade3.com (parents and teachers crusade for better reading instruction in the early grades to prevent reading dysfunction and the learning problems that come with that) 

www.ablechild.org (parents for label- and drug-free education) 

www.pacer.org (Minnesota-based group for parents of SPED children; good parent training on IEP's, communicating with educators, dealing with assessments) 

  

  

Speech, language and hearing: 

www.asha.org  

www.helpforkidsspeech.com 

  

  

Spelling: 

www.spalding.org  

http://www.nrrf.org/features.htm#spelling (articles on invented spelling) 

  

  

Staff development: 

www.nsdc.org  

www.oci-sems.com 

http://www.teachersourcebook.org/directory.cfm 

  

  

  

Standards: 

www.cse.ucla.edu  

http://www.educationnews.org/new_home_for_the_texas_alternati.htm 

  

  

  

State education departments (data on test scores, spending, policies, etc.): 

See Governance - state 

  

  

  

State-by-state parent/taxpayer advocacy groups: 

See Grassroots organizations 

  

  

State policy institutes with education policy article banks (also see Think tanks): 

www.alabamapolicy.org Alabama 

www.GoldwaterInstitute.org Arizona 

www.pacificresearch.org California 

www.BluegrassInstitute.org Kentucky 

www.mackinac.org Michigan 

http://showmeinstitute.org Missouri 

www.npri.org Nevada Policy Research Institute 

www.CascadePolicy.org Oregon 

www.tennesseepolicy.org Tennessee 

www.texaspolicy.com Texas 

www.effwa.org Washington State 

  

  

Statistics: 

www.nces.ed.gov (federal government bank of education statistics) 

www.SchoolMatters.org (Standard & Poor's data and analysis on states and many districts in the U.S.) 

  

  

Substance abuse and addictions treatment (see also Drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention): 

www.drugfree.org  

www.recoveryconnection.org/substance-abuse-programs-treatment/ 

  

  

Tax credits for private scholarships: 

www.azdor.gov/ResearchStats/Schooltaxcredit.htm (Arizona alone lists 57 organizations accepting private donations to provide tuition assistance for low-income students in exchange for tax credits for the donors) 

  

  

Teach For America: 

www.teachforamerica.org (young inner-city teachers providing public service) 

  

  

Teacher certification: 

www.LexingtonInstitute.org (search "teacher certification" or "alternative certification") 

www.abell.org/programareas/highlights/teacher_cert.html  

www.abcte.org (alternative to the national certification process) 

www.nbpts.org (national certification organization; tied to the National Education Association) 

www.education-consumers.com (search "national teaching standards" for rebuttal information) 

www.zigsite.com/PDFs/DistBaseModel.pdf (recommends district-based certification) 

  

  

Teacher education: 

www.aacte.org  

www.ncate.org 

www.edexcellence.net/better/tchrs/teachers.html 

www.nctq.org (data on teacher quality) 

www.cftl.org 

www.tcrecord.org 

  

  

Teacher evaluation: 

You can obtain your district's teacher evaluation documents from the central office to see how a teacher is evaluated. 

www.RateMyTeacher.com  

  

  

Teacher recruitment / shortages: 

http://www.ed.gov/inits/teachers/archive-recruit.html  

www.ncsl.org/programs/educ/TRecru.htm 

www.ruraledu.org/rpm/rpm309b.htm (rural teacher shortages) 

www.soldierstoscholars.org (retired military personnel recruited as inner-city teachers) 

  

  

Teacher support, nonunion: 

www.aaeteachers.org  

www.nstasubs.org (substitute teachers) 

www.endteacherabuse.info/index.html 

www.abell.org 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/taylor/taylor-arch.html (articles by Linda Schrock Taylor) 

www.teachermagazine.org (affiliated with Education Week) 

  

  

Teacher pay (see also Merit pay and Salaries): 

http://www.heartland.org/new/Article.cfm?artId=14817  

http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2005/tables/17quality-t1k.html (state-by-state teacher pay scales) 

www.edweek.org (search for articles on "teacher pay") 

www.eiaonline.org 

http://www.myshortpencil.com/schooltalk/cgi-bin/show.cgi?tpc=2&post=8378 

http://www.joannejacobs.com/mtarchives/013520.html (battle pay or "incentive bonus" pay for inner-city teachers) 

  

  

Teacher quality: 

www.abcte.org  

www.nctq.org 

www.LexingtonInstitute.org/education.asp 

www.rnt.org 

  

  

Teachers' professional development: 

http://www.teachersourcebook.org/directory.cfm  

  

  

Technology: 

www.eschoolnews.com (publication on ed tech)  

www.EdITLib (Education & Information Technology Library) 

www.edtechnot.com/nottop.html (ed tech resource list) 

www.teamvistech.com (ed tech publishing; products for sale) 

www.4Teachers.org (teaching with technology) 

www.aace.org (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education) 

http://site.aace.org (part of the AACE; the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) 

www.eschoolonline.com (professional development and courseware) 

www.iste.org (International Society for Technology in Education) 

www.edtechnot.com (list of several ed tech websites) 

www.techlearning.com (well-rounded articles on various facets of ed tech) 

www.fcc.gov/learnnet (Federal Communications Commission schools and libraries project) 

  

  

Television: 

www.ParentsTV.org  

  

  

Tenure: 

www.ncpa.org  

www.nctq.org 

  

  

Testing (see also Value-added assessment): 

www.kimberlyswygert.com  

www.collegeboard.org (A.P. tests, PSAT, SAT) 

www.ets.org (Educational Testing Service) 

www.act.org 

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ (National Assessment of Educational Progress data) 

http://www.education.uiowa.edu/itp/itbs/ (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) 

www.ctb.com (McGraw-Hill assessment arm; California Achievement test, etc.) 

www.harcourtassessment.com (Stanford-9) 

www.fairtest.org 

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/topic/topic.cfm?topic=Testing%20%26%20Accountability 

www.nagb.org 

  

  

Test prep: 

www.princetonreview.com  

www.kaptest.com 

www.number2.com 

www.testprepreview.com 

www.act-sat-prep.com 

  

  

Textbooks: 

www.textbookreviews.org  

www.historytextbooks.org 

www.pabbis.org 

www.textbookleague.org 

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/publication/publication.cfm?id=335 (article, "The Mad, Mad World of Textbook Adoption") 

  

  

Think tanks (on these websites, search "education" as a policy area; also see State policy institutes): 

www.spn.org (State Policy Network; politically balanced points of view) 

www.goldwaterinstitute.org (Arizona-based conservative group) 

www.epi.org (Economic Policy Institute; leftist point of view) 

www.heritage.org (The Heritage Foundation; conservative) 

www.americanpolicy.org (conservative) 

www.Brookings.org (leftist; Brown Center on Education Policy) 

www.cwfa.org (Concerned Women For America; rightist) 

www.LexingtonInstitute.org/education.asp (conservative) 

www.sutherlandinstitute.org (Utah; conservative) 

  

  

Time management: 

www.jefflindsay.com/Block.shtml, 

http://geocities.com/weswalker99/  

  

  

Town tuitioning (see also school choice): 

www.schoolreport.com/tuitioning.htm (school-choice programs over a century old in Vermont and Maine allowing towns with no schools to send kids to private schools or neighboring public schools) 

http://www.ij.org/publications/liberty/2003/12_3_03_g.html (legal aspects) 

  

  

Transportation: 

www.stnonline.com  

www.psparents.net/TransportationIssues.htm 

  

  

Tuition tax credits for individuals and corporations: 

www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=11498 (article, "Educational Vouchers and Tax Credits: A State-by-State Summary of Current Programs") 

www.lexingtoninstitute.org/docs/359.doc  

www.goldwaterinstitute.org (search for "scholarship tax credits") 

www.collinscenter.org (report, "Florida Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program: A Preliminary Analysis" 

www.forheroes.com/corporate_heroes.htm (Florida) 

www.rppi.org/2003schoolchoice.html 

www.christianlaw.org/vouchers.html (scroll down to read about tax credits) 

  

  

Tutoring: 

www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/suppservices/index.html (free outside tutoring for needy kids in sub-standard schools) 

www.kumon.com  

www.sylvanlearningcenters.com 

www.huntingtonlearning.com 

www.huntingtonlearning.com 

www.escore.com 

www.math123.com 

www.tutor.com 

www.a1tutor.com 

www.lindamoodbell.org (intensive individual intervention, and school programs) 

www.ClubZTutoring.com 

  

  

Umbrella schools (school partners with parents so that children can do professionally-supported but parent-led independent study programs, or ISPs; see also University model schools): 

www.bayshoreeducational.com/privisp.html (California) 

  

  

Unions: 

www.aaeteachers.org (alternative to NEA and AFT) 

www.nea.org (National Education Association) 

www.aft.org (American Federation of Teachers) 

www.eiaonline.com (union watchdog with free news stories by subscription) 

www.effwa.org (union watchdog, the Evergreen Freedom Foundation) 

www.nrtw.org (National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation) 

www.landmarklegal.org (success in exposing undue political activity using teachers' union dues, and publicizing the right of teachers to "opt out" of political action by the union using their dues) 

www.edweek.org (search for article, "Teachers' Union to Require Audits of Locals in Arrears" 

www.nrtwc.org (National Right to Work Committee) 

  

  

United Nations (see also Global education and International Baccalaureate): 

www.americanpolicy.org (United Nations and Education sections) 

www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/index.asp  

www.UNESCO.org 

www.geocities.com/heartland/estates/6535/UNPLAN.HTM 

www.crossroad.to/articles2/04/teichrib-engineering-social-change.htm 

  

  

University model schools (part private school, part homeschool; see also Umbrella Schools): 

www.naums.net  

  

  

Urban issues (see also Poverty): 

www.cgcs.org (Council of the Great City Schools) 

www.urbancure.org (Coalition For Urban Renewal and Education; Star Parker) 

www.temple.edu/LSS/crhdeovr.htm  

www.edexcellence.net/foundation/publication/publication.cfm?id=342 (educator forms Washington, D.C., inner-city Catholic school consortium with admirable results) 

www.RethinkingSchools.org (publication focusing on urban disadvantaged schools) 

  

  

  

Valedictorian (see Academic honors) 

  

  

Value-added assessment: 

www.education-consumers.org  

  

  

Violence prevention: 

http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Crime/Juvenile/School_Violence  

  

  

Virtual schools (see also Distance Learning, Homeschooling and Online Education): 

www.class.com  

www.nebraskahs.unl.edu (Nebraska) 

www.flvs.net (Florida) 

www.keystonehighschool.com (Pennsylvania) 

www.cmacademy.org (Christa McAuliffe Academy, Washington) 

www.LaurelSprings.com (Ojai, Calif.) 

www.wisehighschool.org (Virginia, etc.) 

www.blvs.org (Kansas) 

www.connectionsacademy.org (based in Littleton, Colo.) 

www.themorningstaracademy.org (Orlando, Fla.; good parent resources at bottom of homepage) 

  

  

Vocabulary: 

www.hottotutor.com/vocaback.htm  

www.freerice.com (free vocabulary building exercises that raise money to fight world hunger) 

  

  

Vocational/technical education: 

http://www.acteonline.org  

  

  

Volunteering (see also Parental involvement and fund-raising): 

www.three4me.com  

www.sfsv.org 

www.volunteersolutions.org 

www.springfieldschoolvolunteers.org 

www.learningleaders.org 

www.serviceleader.org 

  

  

Whistleblowers: 

www.educatorswitnessprotectionprogram.com  

  

  

Whole language reading philosophy (see Reading methods) 

falcon.tamucc.edu/~mgrace/m_grace/WL.html  

www.riggsinst.org/language.htm (whole language vs. direct instruction) 

www.halcyon.org/wholelan.html (whole language vs. phonics-only) 

http://www.aasa.org/publications/sa/2002_01/willows.htm 

  

  

Writing: 

www.tcr.org/tcr/institute/stateofthetermpaper.pdf  

www.readbygrade3.com/cvrltr.html 

http://www.educationnews.org/The-Lost-Art-of-Research-Paper-Writing.htm 

http://childparenting.about.com/od/familylearningactivities/a/writingfun.htm 

http://www.activities-for-kids.net/free_writing_exercises.html 

  

  

Year-round education: 

www.nayre.org (pro) 

www.geocities.com/weswalker99/ (con) 

http://schoolyear.info/ (con; Coalition for a Traditional School Year) 

www.SaveTennesseeSummers.org (con)  

www.traditionalschoolyear.org (con, Texas) 

www.SaveOurSummers.org (con, Florida) 

  

  

Zero tolerance policies: 

www.zerointelligence.net  

www.abanet.org/crimjust/juvjus/zerotolreport.html 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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