Last Updated: February 5, 1997
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- The Center for Education
Reform is a national, nonprofit education advocacy group and an active
broker in providing
resources, support and guidance for school reform to communities across the
- The Center for Excellence in Urban
Education seeks to move beyond the rhetoric of higher education for urban
students and put action behind the talk.
- Common Knowledge: Pittsburgh is a
project for using the Internet to support curricular activities and education reform.
Topics include assessment, collaborations, process models and technical products.
- Council of the Great City Schools is an
organization of the nation's largest urban public school systems, advocating K-12
education in inner-city schools.
- Education Week states its goal to be
"the first place on the Web people come to for information about educational
reform." The site includes not just the text of the journal, but also background
papers, and links to previous stories, on such topics as charter schools,
privatization, vouchers, internet, and phonics.
- Head Start This is the Department of Health and Human Services page for the Head Start
program. You will find information on the history of the program and its future.
- MiddleWeb is a site that
explores Middle School reform with specific focus on urban schools.
- National Education Association is the
homepage for the 2.2 million members of this teacher's association. How are
teachers making a difference in the lives of our children and what can we do to
help them? Vist this page to find out.
Institute on the Education of At-Risk Student is from the United States
Department of Education and provides articles and studies on reaserach into the
topic of at-risk students, particulary those at a disadvantage because of imited
English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.
- National PTA is the oldest and largest
volunteer association in the United States working exclusively on behalf of
children and youth.
- Plugged In a nonprofit, located
and providing service in Palo Alto, Ca. is a national role model for connecting low
income communities with the information economy.
- Urban Education
Service Corps seeks to enhance educational excellence for the urban student
by linking national service to improve urban teacher recruitment and professional
- Urban Education Web is dedicated
and for urban students, their families and teachers. It provides a wealth of
resources on subjects that deal specifically with urban and education and families.
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