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EDUCATION (MA/New England)

Alliance for Education
Promotes school-business partnerships, educational leadership, professional developoment; provides mini-grants for teachers.

Five College/Public School Partnership
Serves school teachers and administrators throughout western Massachusetts through professional development, services.

Improving Schools, Education Development Center
Teachers, students and researchers develop academically rigorous curriculum materials that foster learning. Search for inquiry-based projects.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators
Categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

MASCD - Mass. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Supports instructional and curriculum leaders and curriculum development.

Mass. Board of Library Commissioners
Gateway to a variety of information about libraries in Massachusetts, incluidng directory information, library homepages and special services.

Mass. Board of Higher Education
Oversees 15 community colleges, nine state colleges, and five campuses of the University of Massachusetts. Eisenhower professional development grant administrator for K-12 partnerships.

Mass. Department of Education
Responsibility for ensuring improved teaching and learning in all MA public schools; main site for curriculum frameworks, standards, education technology (see below).

Mass. Educational Television -WGBH
Educational programming, teacher professional development and classroom resources.

Mass. Educational Television - WGBY
Teacher support, Center for Instructional Technology, Intel Teach to the Future., Connecticut River Ed. Initiative.

MESPA - Mass. Elementary School Principal's Association
A statewide professional organization devoted to the unique needs of elementary and middle school principals in Massachusetts schools

Northeast & Islands Regional Educational Lab at Brown University
The LAB promotes educational change and equitable opportunities for students.

The Regional Alliance, TERC
Northeast & Islands Eisenhower Regional Consortium that supports technical assistance, professional development and content resources, especially in math and science.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Web resources, educational listservs, online courses, bulletin board and links to Mass. information.

University of Massachusetts Boston
Graduate College of Education includes K-12 outreach (including Mass. Studies Project).




From Now On
An electronic magazine for educators - check out the 10 best web sites.

MassCUE - Mass. Computer Using Educators
Membership group that provides education technology support for teachers through special interest groups, annual conference, newsletter.

Mass. Department of Education, Education Technology
EdTech programs for teacher professional development, including Project MEET, Virtual Education Space (VES - see below), MassEdNet, PDPortfolio, and Resources for Educators (grants, conferences).

Works with schools to improve educational leadership, curriculum, and the technology that supports improved outcomes for all learners.

Mass. School Library Media Association
Advocates, promotes and works to strengthen school library media services to students and teachers, and to integrate its programs and resources into total education process.

Merrimack Education Center
Provides technical and planning services to schools based upon local issues and concerns, and acts as an educational broker linking the school districts with local, state, and national resources.

National School Network Testbed, BBN
Tools, information services, technology and support for a national network of local learning communities.

VES (Virtual Education Space)
Education support tools including interactive applications, resources and curriculum planning through CLASP. CLASP is a consortium of over 180 districts across the state that work together to develop and share curriculum aligned to the Frameworks.

An award-winning interactive educational website which focuses on whales and marine research.



Over 3000 resources compiled on a variety of educational issues. This collection includes Internet sites, educational organizations, and electronic discussion groups.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Math & Science Education
Curriculum resources, web links, professional development, bulletins, and topics. Search feature.

ERIC/ChESS Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education
Listservs, organizations, directories, standards, curriculum, publications and services; search feature.

ERIC Digests
Synthesis of research and education by date added; search for educational titles, subjects.

Library of Congress
Collections and services for research and the public, including American Memory, which features primary source materials for classroom study.

Marco Polo
Includes National Geographic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Council on Economic Education sites, features educational materials.

National Archives & Records Administration
Nationawide holdings of government documents and library materials, online exhibits and the Digital Classroom with lessons, primary sources and other help for teachers.

National Geographic Society -
Materials for teachers and kids site; information on geography alliances for teachers.

Turner Learning -
Electronic field trips; classroom materials based on CNN and Turner programming.

U.S. Department of Education
National education priorities (No child left behind, e.g.); grants and financial aid; education resources by grade level pre-K-Adult and by state; legislation, research.

Search engine for multiple education-related sites



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