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Overviews of the education system in United States

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This brief presentation of the education system in the United States was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the [...]

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Information and links provided by the U.S. Department of Education on educational statistics, evaluations and assessments.

international; Australia; Canada; England; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Republic of Korea [...]
INCA (1996-2013) provided descriptions of government policy on education in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, [...]

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The Condition of Education is published annually since 1989 and summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents more than 40 indicators on the status and condition of education. Special analyses are conducted for each year focusing on a specific topic. The report [...]

international; Australia; Austria; Belgium; China; Chile; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Republic of Korea [...]
The review aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for young people respond better to labour market requirements. It therefore looks at initial [...]


Responsible ministries of education and science in United States

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The Office of Special Education and and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, offers a an overview on support programmes that assist in educating children with special needs, in the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of [...]

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The Alabama Department of Education is the central governmental authority in this federal state of the U.S.A. It coordinates and regulates K-12 public education. A Board of Education supervises instruction in the public schools. Information of this website is mainly addressed to teachers, parents and pupils/ students.- The [...]

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The Utah State Office of Education is the central governmental authority for education in this federal state of the U.S.A. It coordinates and regulates K-12 public education. A Board of Education supervises instruction in the public schools. Information of this website is mainly addressed to teachers, parents and [...]

Guam; United States
Official and up to date website of the Department of Education on the island of Guam (Insular Areas of the United States). The U.S. Department of Education provides a different link for Guam on its website, but this link is outdated.

This site offers information about [...]


Educational reports and education statistics on United States

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The Department of Education provides overall information on the national educational system with many links to governmental or supported institutions which work in the different applied or research fields.

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NIEER supports early childhood education initiatives by providing information based on research. NIEER was established at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Education (The State University of New Jersey). Access to the 'state databank' with useful links on early childhood and statistical information. A broad range of [...]

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The Office of Vocational and Adult Education has the mission to help all people achieve the knowledge and skills to be lifelong learners, to be successful in their chosen careers, and to be effective citizens. OVAE's Home Page¤ provides information about ED programs, grants, what's happening and working in the field.

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Formerly known as the "National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)" and belonging to the U.S. Department of Education, NIDILRR now has a slightly changed name and belongs to the Department of Health and Human Services. The institute supports and analyses the situtation and rights of persons with [...]

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

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The Center for Education Reform is a national, independent, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1993 to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers, community and civic groups, policymakers and grassroots leaders, and all who are working to bring fundamental reforms to their schools. The homepage offers different [...]

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ASA is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to promote excellence in the application of statistical science which serves the members of ASA as well as the broader scientific community. It offers different links and resources and leads to the ASA Center for Statistics Education.

Spain; Latin America; United States; Puerto Rico
Today (stand: March 2012), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) represents more than 300 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. Its mission is to promote the development of member [...]

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This Internet portal offers detailed and comprehensive information about education, assesment and the education system in Alaska, files and an online directory for Alaska public schools and districts as well as a list of links and contact addresses to ministries, organisations and educational information providers. Fulltexts are [...]

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COPSSE, is supported by a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs ( OSEP), and the University of Florida. Fostering research in special education focus is laid on teacher quality in the area of special education. Project overview in a brochure to download. Profile of [...]

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The NSBA is a not-for profit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States ( including Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Aims are to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education in the United States. This internetportal offers a sitemap as guide to the comprehensive [...]

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The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was developed by the OECD to assess the reading, mathematics and science literacy of 15-year-olds in participating countries. PISA assesses how well prepared students are for life beyond the classroom by focusing on the application of knowledge and skills in everyday [...]

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The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This paper examine the significant changes the Act will have in future education for children, teacher, parents and the whole American education [...]

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The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document is a copy of the complete statute (670 pages, pdf. format for download).

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CFNN was established in 1996. Its mission is to promote quality charter schools by connecting and supporting resource centers, charter school associations and other state-level charter support organizations and activities. Research, publications, online communications, a grant program, and multi-state initiatives on high priority [...]

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JSE disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post- secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is published by editors of various American universities. Free access to articles and abstracts, archived since 1993. Index to articles [...]

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The NCEA is the professional association for all Catholic educators in the US. Good entry to comprehensive information on Catholic education and related institutes in the US. Special information on different NCEA departements e. g. Elementary-, Secondary-, Religious Education. Publications aobut Catholic schools data in HTML and [...]

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Information and links provided by the U.S. Department of Education on educational statistics, evaluations and assessments.

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CTA is a teacher organization that represents and serves more than 330, 000 members - consisting of teachers and other education employees in California. Comprehensive information offer on e.g. training, legal services, quality education, higher education. Link to the Student California Teachers Association's ( SCTA), the own [...]

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This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The organisation moreover published the annual report "America's Children: Key National Indicators of [...]

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Ressource section, providing access to information, databases and links available through the US Department of Education and a data section, providing access to data, periodic studies and tabulations prepared by the National Center for Educational Statistics.

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NAEP, also known as "the Nation's Report Card" is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America' s students know and can do in various subject areas. The Commissioner of Education Statistics, who heads the National Center for Education Statistics in the U. S. Department of Education, is responsible [...]

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NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) is collecting, analyzing, and disseminating statistics and other data related to education in the United States and other nations. Two programs -- the International Activities Program (IAP) and the Annual Reports Program -- produce international comparisons in education. Access to [...]

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The mission of ALISE is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and service for library and information science education. On the website information on aims, membership and conferences. Access to ' JELIS', a quarterly (only against subscription); to the ALISE statistical report; to the 'KALIPER' report ('Educating Library [...]

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'The most comprehensive child care study conducted to date to determine how variations in child care are related to children's development'. This study is supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ( NICHD). Free access to the study summary, data from phase I and II. Information on the investigators [...]

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Search can be carried out by name, city, state, zip-code for public and private schools, colleges and public libraries. Over a link to the school general information is available (school type, adress, teacher/ student, enrollments...). Additional information via further links.

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Fiscal, demographic and performance data on California's K-12 schools. Reports at the state, county, district and school level. Discussions and explanations of California school issues and policies. Link list to data and research on K-12 schools, full texts to download and a database for K-12 schools are offered. The information [...]

international; Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Australia [...]
This page provides a country list with fact sheets on the Human Development Index (HDI). The index focuses on three measurable dimensions of human development: health, education and standard of living. The fact sheets are [...]

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Formelry "The National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)", Child Care Aware is a national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, [...]

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The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator it summarizes what the research says about its importance to children’s development, tracks trends over time and by subgroup, and highlights strategies likely to improve [...]

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The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. It administers federal funds to states, territories, and strives to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training. The [...]

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The AACTE is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel, based in Washington. AACTE is dedicated to innovation in and reforms of teacher education. Publisher of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), Newsletter "AACTE briefs". Reports, CD [...]

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The two primary, repeating early childhood surveys are the School Readiness (SR-NHES) and Early Childhood Program Participation ( ECPP-NHES or ECE-NHES) surveys. On this site the NCES informs on the two surveys as part of the National Household Education Surveys Program.

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The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 established the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education. IES brings research, evaluation and statistics of the nation's education system.

Guam; United States
Official and up to date website of the Department of Education on the island of Guam (Insular Areas of the United States). The U.S. Department of Education provides a different link for Guam on its website, but this link is outdated.

This site offers information about [...]

Yemen; Sudan; Suriname; Zambia; Swaziland; Zimbabwe; Sweden; Switzerland; Syria; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Tanzania [...]
The site of the US American Directory of State Universities offers an online encyclopedia on education. The chapter "Global Education References" delivers statistical data and texts on education systems in different countries.

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The Condition of Education is published annually since 1989 and summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents more than 40 indicators on the status and condition of education. Special analyses are conducted for each year focusing on a specific topic. The report [...]

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Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children in the United States. The Foundation also maintains the Kids Count Data Center, which uses the best available statistics and data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being [...]

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The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) in the 1970s initiated the now widespread use of social indicators to measure child well-being at the federal and state levels. In 2004, the Foundation released the first Child Well-Being Index (CWI) – a measure that combines separate sources of national data about American children [...]

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On this page, the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics provides statistics for the following question: "What percentage of students with disabilities are educated in regular classrooms?" The page also provides further links to related statistics. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Talking about education in the US election 2016

Educational Research in the USA

US midterm elections 2018: the issue of education

Talking about education in the US election 2020

Last Update: 04.11.2020  -  N. Cohen ;

News on USA & Education

  1. Talking about education in the US election 2020
  2. Super Tuesday in the USA (primaries march 2020) - The candidates' statements on education

US midterm elections 2018

  1. Election Roundup: Winners, Losers, and the Education Connection (Education Week 14.11.18)
  2. After Closely Watched Campaigns, Teachers Notch Wins and Losses — but for Some, the Fight Isn’t Over Yet (The 74 - 13.11.18)
  3. How Did Education Fare at the Ballot Box in 2018? (Education Writers Association 08.11.18)
  4. Teachers Defiant After Educator Loses Bid for Arizona Governor (Education Week 07.11.18)
  5. Election Night Brings Highs and Lows for Oklahoma Teachers (Education Week 07.11.18)
  6. #EDlection2018 (The 74 Series on Education and the US Elections 2018)
  7. A 2018 EDlection Cheat Sheet: Recapping the 70 Candidates, Races & Winners That Matter Most for American Education Policy (The 74 - 06.11.18)
  8. EDlection2018: 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. Congress in CT, Promising to Back Teachers and Increase School Funding (The 74 - 07.11.18)
  9. Education and the 2018 Elections (Topic - Education Writers Association, ewa)
  10. The Role of Education Policy in United States Campaigns and Elections (Bachelor Thesis 2016)
  11. What's Awaits Education if Republicans Keep the House (Education Week 05.11.18)
  12. The Midterm Election and Education: What to Watch For (Education Week 04.11.18)
  13. Education reform can help candidates win an election (The Hill 02.11.18)
  14. It’s not just Trump: Education a big issue in 2018. ‘No candidate wants to be seen as stingy’ (Philadelphia Inquirer 31.10.18)
  15. Nearly 1,500 Teachers Are Running For Office In November’s Elections (Huffington Post 25.10.18)
  16. The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 3: School Safety (Education Week 23.10.18)
  17. The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 2: School Funding (Education Week 23.10.18)
  18. The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 1: Teacher Candidates (Education Week Oct 2018)
  19. Hundreds of US Teacher Candidates Shake up Midterm Elections (US News 03.10.18)
  20. If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA (Education Week 09.09.18)
  21. Education Is Key Issue in Several Midterm Races (RealClearEducation 28.08.18)
  22. Education Is a Wallflower in Midterm Campaign Ads (Education Week 21.08.18)
  23. Candidates in Midterms Spar Over School Funding vs. Taxes (Education Week 20.07.18)
  24. Why Trump is trying to reduce the status of the Department of Education (Brookings 16.07.18)
  25. GOP [Republican] Gubernatorial Candidates Need to School Themselves on Education Policy (National Review 13.03.18)
  26. Democrats Can Win if They Lead on Education (Our Future 29.03.18)

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