"We are living in a world where what you earn is a function of
what you can learn"President Bill Clinton, January 25,
School-to-Work Gateway can help you learn what you need to prepare yourself
for the job market. Further, by the year 2000, 60 percent of the new jobs in
America will require advanced technological skills. The Clinton Administration
has made an unprecedented commitment to bringing technology into the classroom
through The President's
Educational Technology Initiative. As a central element of the President's
lifelong learning agenda, the Administration believes that technology can help
expand opportunities for American children to improve their skills, maximize
their potential, and ready them for the 21st century workforce.
To help foster community involvement in improving education the
Department of Education provides information and resources to make this
possible on a national scale. You can also review the Department of Education's
2000 educational initiatives. This plan describes the future of the
education system, and what it should look like as we approach the 21st Century.
projects can create a real sense of excitement in high-poverty schools by
enriching the academic program for all children and for the whole school while
removing the stigma of the label "disadvantaged." Additionally, the
Involvement In Education effort encourages parents, citizens, and all
Americans to rally around their local schools and make a commitment to support
education improvement throughout the year. You can also learn about the
programs that will help bring
into schools. On October 20, 1994, President Clinton signed into law the
Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). This act
the Elementary and Secondary Education Act assistance to improve schools
around the nation. The Department of Education also allows state flexibility in
allocation of some funds. Read examples of such
You can also learn more about the
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which has assisted disabled
Americans in attaining an education.
The ERIC -
EducationResource Information Clearinghouse is an index database of
is among the most popular sources of information in Education. In addition, you
make use their e-mail inquiry
Locator can be used to help locate psychological and educational tests
including Standards and test selection tips. It provides a searchable database
of test descriptions (10,000 entries), addresses of test publishers, and tables
of contents for the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook and Pro-Ed Test Reviews.
The Department of Defense
Education Gateway lists educational programs available through the
Department of Defense. Many other government agencies offer similar programs.
Educational Resources site helps support accelerated learning programs in
education. Their site also provides pointers to a vast array of online
resources for students and educators, as well as to projects that address these
Geological Survey Learning Webprogram offers a collection of educational
resources that can be used in the classroom to teach and investigate earth
science concepts. Also, the
Institute for Literacy executes the responsibilities enumerated in the
National Literacy Act through the creation of systems which will enable every
adult with literacy needs to receive services of the highest quality.
The Regional Educational
Laboratories are educational research and development organizations
supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). The Regional Educational
Laboratories provide teachers, administrators, parents, and policymakers
facilities and staff to improve schools in their communities.
Districts aroundthe Nation also have web sites. You can also take a look at
Department of Education sites. MIT also provides this handy
of Colleges and Universities.