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Education Resources on the Web

General Sites

Department of Education Topics A-Z - Here is a comprehensive list of links to topics in education in America.

Education World - Articles, lesson plans, book lists, and a reference center - it's all here!

U.S. Department of Education - Provides information for students, teachers, parents, and administrators. A gateway to information about education legislation, statistics, grants, and more.

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Lesson Plans

teachers.net - Search for lessons plans by keyword, or browse by subject area. Also allows you to submit your own lesson plans. Covers a broad range of subjects, from social studies to special education.

Lesson Plans Library - From discovery.com. This site has hundreds of lesson plans in all subject areas, but is particularly strong in the sciences--from astronomy to the microscopic world.

Illuminations - Maintained by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this sites' mission is to "provide standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students and to provide materials that illuminate the vision for school mathematics set forth in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics." Helpful links include Activities, Lessons, Standards, and Web Links.

Story Arts Online - This site will tell you what storytelling is, why you want to do it in your classroom, and it will link you to storytelling lesson plans and activities.

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Early Childhood Education

The National Institute for Early Education Research - NIEER supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.

National Association for the Education of Young Children - This association creates policy and provides guidelines for appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education. Web site provides information about early childhood issues, public policy, and more.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections - Multidisciplinary database including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, research reports, grey literature, government documents, and more.

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Research & Statistics

ChildStats - This site is "a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families."

National Center for Education Statistics - Research and statistics from NCES, covering elementary to post-secondary education in the United States.

The Nation's Report Card - This is the "only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas". You can find assessments done at national and state levels in different subject areas.

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Massachusetts Education Sites

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks - The latest version of the curriculum frameworks are online here.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Browse or search this site for information on education in Massachusetts.

MCAS - Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System - Read the latest MCAS news, view publications, check out resources and visit the related links pages.

Massachusetts Educators Career Center - Under the auspices of the Massachusetts Department of Education, the MECC offers job seekers an opportunity to post their resume and/or search for jobs in Massachusetts.

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Connecticut Education Sites

State of Connecticut Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction - Provides access to the Connecticut Framework curricular goals and standards and other curricular resources.

Connecticut Department of Education - Extensive information about education in Connecticut.

Connecticut Bureau of Certification and Professional Development - Information on Praxis tests, test dates, etc.

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Career Information

Connecticut Certification Requirements - Visit this page to learn all you need to know to become certified to teach in Connecticut.

Connecticut Regional Education Applicant Placement - Find a teaching job in Connecticut using this database.

Massachusetts Educators Career Center - Under the auspices of the Massachusetts Department of Education, the MECC offers job seekers an opportunity to post their resume and/or search for jobs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Licensure Requirements- Visit this page to learn all you need to know to become certified to teach in Massachusetts.

Certification Requirements for 50 States - This site links to web sites explaining teacher certification requirements in all of the states.

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Special Topics

Teaching Tolerance - This web site is devoted to promoting tolerance and diversity in communities. In addition to its great collection of classroom activities that can be viewed online, Teaching Tolerance offers free or low cost materials to educators for classroom use. Visit the site to find out more about the Teaching Tolerance Project and classroom resources. Be sure to check out the Teaching Tolerance Magazine as well.

Responsive Classroom - "...[A]n approach to teaching and learning that fosters safe, challenging, and joyful classrooms and schools, kindergarten through eighth grade. Developed by classroom teachers, it consists of practical strategies for bringing together social and academic learning throughout the school day." Be sure to check out their article library.

Project Approach - This site provides information on how using a project approach in early childhood and elementary education can enhance your students' learning experience.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs - The clearinghouse site provides access to state resources, an email-delivered news bulletin, and resources for teachers such as curriculum and instructional materials.

American Centuries...View from New England - This site includes a large library of primary resources, curricula, and interactive student activities, and is brought to you by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association from their museum and library in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

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Organizations & Associations

National Education Association - Visit the NEA homepage to learn how to join, obtain information on their initiatives, and access a plethora of education related materials, including job opportunities at the NEA.

ASCD - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development - Visit this site to learn how to join the ASCD, to purchase publications, find professional development opportunities, and more.

National Association for the Education of Young Children - This association creates policy and provides guidelines for appropriate practice in Early Childhood Education.

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Women & Education

American Association of University Women - This advocacy group promotes education and equity for girls and women; site has news, fact sheets, and position papers on topics like charter schools, school vouchers, Title IX.

Five College Archives Digital Access Project - Focuses on women's history and education at the 5 Colleges: Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and U Mass; includes a wealth of online exhibits, letters, diaries, photographs, etc.; browse by school or search by keyword.

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