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What do I read to stay on top of the news in education?
Daily Education News (subscribe to a daily email)
NY Times Education Section
ASCD News and Issues (subscribe to the daily email)
Where do I go to begin to learn about the basics of an issue?
ERIC Digests:The Department of Education sponsors a research service that summarizes and synthesizes available research on an issue. The library covers a broad range of issues. I often begin exploring an issue by reading an ERIC Digests. It provides an overview of important ideas and points me toward important sources on the subject.
EdWeek Research Center: Education week is the most comprehensive weekly publication in the field of education. They have a research center which defines the issue and offers a range of links. (subscription is necessary)
What databases and sites can be helpful in doing research?
National Center for Educational Statistics: Center for the collection and analysis of educational data in the US
ERIC Database: Educational research and resource clearinghouse. A library of educational research materials and sources
The Educator's Reference Desk: A compilation of links, resources and articles from the Information Institute of Syracuse
EdWeek: Weekly educational news, research and commentary. Searchable database
Education Index: Guide to the best education-based sites on the web
Public Agenda: Advocacy and research group, great resources on current issues
US Department of Education: Chock full of resources, federally funded research studies, and other useful information
for Electronic References: The style guidelines for citing
electronic sources are always changing. The American Psychological
Association offers an on-line stylebook for citing web sources and
other electronic forms of data.