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Education.com is a multi-faceted website that contains resources for parents and teachers on various grade levels and issues in all areas of education. The site also contains new articles and blogs on various issues facing these various grade levels in today’s classroom. The site contains worksheets and activities as well as a portal to ask professionals questions about education related issues.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
The Federal Resources for Education Excellence (FREE) is a web site portal from the U.S. Department of Education that combines several federal resource libraries into one searchable site. The site includes videos, animations, primary sources, and photos organized by subject. The site is dedicated primarily to history and science but does have resources for language arts, physical education, and art.
International Center for Leadership in Education
The International Center for Leadership in Education has focused on the development of a strong global curriculum since 1991. The ICLE promotes organizational change and staff development to give educators an understanding that the students of today are competing for jobs in a global market and their education should reflect such competition. The group has focused on the implementation of technology, adaptation of curriculum, and modification of assessments to reflect a world-class education.
The Schlechty Center is a private, nonprofit organization committed to partnering with school leaders across the country to transform their classrooms, schools, and school districts from places focused on compliance to those focused on engagement. The work of the center begins with the assumption that there is a direct link between the caliber of schoolwork students are provided and the willingness of students to engage in schoolwork.
Texasisd.com is a web site primarily for administrators seeking central office or superintendent positions in the state of Texas. However, the site is a great resource for news articles on school districts across the state. These articles are cataloged into various categories. The web site also keeps readers up to date on laws and changes to policy from the Texas State Legislature.