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of Education, http://www.ed.gov/;
its Center for Rural Education, created in
Dec. 2005, is at www.ed.gov/nclb/freedom/local/rural/index.html.
National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov, is a treasure trove of data on schools. It also offers a tool for creating simple graphics, intended for children but useful
for creating charts to illustrate stories.
Rural School and
Community Trust, http://www.ruraledu.org
703-243-1487 fax 243-6035 Rachel Tompkins, senior fellow
Education Association, http://www.nrea.net
calls itself “American education's newspaper of record”
and has a relatively large reporting staff. It is published
Projects in Education, a nonnprofit, tax-exempt
organization based in the Washington, D.C., area.
is largely a news aggregator. Like Education Week,
it is designed for educators but can be a resource on school
Center on Education
is the main teacher union.
of Teachers, www.aft.org,
is smaller and more urban.
National Center for Frontier Communities, http://www.frontierus.org/index-current.htm 575-534-0101 email@example.com
610 North Bullard Street, SilverCity, NM 88061
District Finance Peer Search http://nces.ed.gov/edfin/search/search_intro.asp
"Beyond the Board Meeting: Improving Your Education Coverage," a November 2006 workshop on covering schools in Kentucky. Click here to watch sessions.
The Education Policy Center at The University of Alabama, http://uaedpolicy.weebly.com/
The center "conducts research, engages with local communities and policy makers, and provides policy-related anlaysis in support
of the educational objectives of access, equity, and academic achievement, particularly as they are realized in public schools, community and technical colleges, and four-year colleges and universities."
on Education, http://www.acenet.edu//AM/Template.cfm
Prevention Center, http://www.dropoutprevention.org
School Matters, http://www.classbrain.com/artschool/publish/index.shtml
This Stanrad & Poor's site offers an excellent database
of public-education information.
from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National
Library of Medicine, has a page about school health issues,
diseases, nutrition information, research, statistics, etc.
The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues helps non-metropolitan media define the public agenda in their communities,
through strong reporting and commentary on local issues and
on broader issues that have local impact. Its initial focus
area is Central Appalachia, but as an arm of the University
of Kentucky it has a statewide mission, and it has national
scope. Cooperating institutions include Appalachian State University,
East Tennessee State University, Eastern Kentucky University,
Indiana Universiy of Pennsylvania, Marshall University, Middle
Tennessee State University, Ohio University, Southeast Missouri
State University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Washington and Lee University,
West Virginia University and the Community Journalism Fellows
program at the University of Alabama.
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