General Issues

Education Resources Information Center - ERIC

Educator's Reference Desk

ERIC Digests - short reports (1,000 - 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education - current events and issues.

All Academic - the guide to free academic resources on-line

uPortal - a free, sharable portal under development by institutions of higher-education.

Academic Impressions - daily news

Inside Higher Ed - the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education

Open Educational Resources Center for California



College Board - founded in 1900, the College Board is a national membership association of schools and colleges whose aim is to facilitate the student transition to higher education.

National Parent Information Network (NPIN) - free service from US Department of Education. Also, 1-800-583-4135 Mon-Fri 9am 6pm (Eastern time)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education - accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region.

European University Association - represents and supports higher education institutions in 46 countries

National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) - reports, recommends, news bulletin, publications, and NCTQ Databases.

Education Policy Center - Michigan State University

Data & Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics - the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.

The Encyclopedia of ED Stats: the Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics.

National Public School Locator Search - by NCES. This Locator has been developed to enable school officials and others to obtain the correct name, address, phone number, NCES ID number, and other characteristics of a public school or school district.

The PreK-3rd Data Resource Center - Pre-kindergarten through Third Grade longitudinal data

School District Data Book - contains the most extensive set of data on children, their households and the nation's school systems.

The 1,000 Top U.S. Schools - from Newsweek

National Report Cards - the State-by-State report card for Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facts & Figures - presidents' salaries, definitions of Carnegie classifications...

College Tuition and Fees, 2005-06 - the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Almanac - 1995/96-Present


College Information

College Navigator - U.S. Department of Education

America's Best Colleges - college rankings by U.S. News and World Report

Carnegie Classification of Higher Education - searchable, 2000 version.

The Education and Career Center - Peterson's Guide

Critical Comparisons of American Colleges and Universities - an independent college assessment reference

College and University Profiles - the Chronicle of Higher Education – “The Graduate School Search Engine”

Ivy League - members, history, etc.

Online Colleges Database - tuition, size

Rate My Professors

Accredited Schools Online - rankings, accreditation, and resources

Financial Aid & Scholarship

Financial Aid - sources of scholarship, fellowship, and many other kinds of financial aid.

Guaranteed Scholarships - the scholarships listed on this page are all guaranteed.

FastWeb - over $1 billion in scholarships

WiredScholar - apply for student loans online

Fulbright Scholar Program - managed by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)


Tests & Tools

The Princeton Review - online practice exams: S.A.T., G.M.A.T.

Kaplan Educational Center - a unit of the Washington Post.

Educational Testing Service - P.S.A.T., S.A.T., L.S.A.T., and G.M.A.T.

Tests - features the Internet's largest collection of instantly scored tests. Practice for the SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and many more academic entrance exams online. In addition, it offers exams on Civil Service, programming, etc. You can even create a test online.

LSAT Prep Materials - Law School Admission Council

Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) - a free web-based written assignment tool

Exam Focus - Based in Morrisville, NC, the site offers practice tests on standard tests



Vocabulary - helps prepare for the SSAT, PSAT, GED, SAT, and ACT. It supplements personal vocabulary acquisition in home-schooling and ESL programs.

B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper - math, science, English, history, music, almost every subject.

HomeworkHelper - formerly known as the Super Tutor Company.

Ed Helper - math, reading comprehension

A Word A Day - a free email service by Wordsmith.Org

Rhyme Zone - find a word’s rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more

On this Day - research on your birthday, New York Times Archive

Writers Free Reference - a list of free reference sites useful to writers

The Planetary Society - your connection to the exploration of the solar system and the search for life in the universe.

Click and Learn (.org) - for teachers & students

Click and Learn (.com) - Blank / Blackline Maps (Free to Teachers)

For Teachers

The Educator’s Reference Desk - ERIC, Lesson Plans, and Question Archive.

Lesson Plans - home of the largest collection of lesson plans on the Internet (over 300)! Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Language Arts, P. E.

BigChalk - a wide range of subjects.

The History Guide - created by Steven Kreis, a history professor at Meredith College. The site looks at the development of Western civilization from 40,000 B.C. to the present. Recommended by The Chronicle of Higher Education (09/28/99, electronic version).

History Matters - the U.S. survey course on the Web. George Mason University.

Facts On File Curriculum Resource Center - (from York IP addresses only)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program - administrated by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Open Courseware Consortium - a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.

Courses Listing - Open Courseware, University of Notre Dame

Syllabus Finder - Daniel J. Cohen

Online Schooling - quality education over the Internet to learners worldwide

Blackboard - e-Learning at more than 3,300 colleges, schools, associations, and companies - in every state and 70 countries.



Textbooks - new and used textbooks by


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