American Educational Research Association (AERA), scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation, disseminating research results and their practical application. Members include educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists.
Bridging Differences from Education Week showcases educator Deborah Meier who professionally blogs about the issues affecting education, students, teachers, and schools. For awhile the series included a vivid debate with Diane Ravitch. The series ended but the posts are still interesting if you can access Education Week.
Brain Pop site that has been around for years. It provides information on a variety of topics to help teachers create engaging lesson plans, and for students.
National Education Policy Center (NEPC) peer-reviewed research reports about the state of public schools. Researchers, writers, and practitioners work to ensure democratic governance of public education is strengthened and policies are based on sound evidence.
No Kid Hungry organization that addresses hungry children. I know it is corporate and I’m not sure how it is run, but they point out that sixty-two percent of teachers see students in their classrooms who are hungry. Check out this website and see what you think. Perhaps the corporations are doing something good here. Better yet, check on the food banks where you live and help out or send them a check.
PBS Learning Media provides videos, interactives, and lesson plans for every subject.
U.S. Department of Education has everything you need to know about what is happening today with education whether you agree with it or not. Pay attention!
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol
American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community by Sam Chaltain
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao
Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools by Jonathan Kozol
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond
Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol
World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students by Yong Zhao