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PLEASE NOTE that this selection of links is no longer maintained -- we leave it here in case some of it may still point to useful, interesting, and important Web sites for educators and activists. We also have a special collection of links on school vouchers.

EDUCATION-RELATED SITES

American Educational Research Association
The nation's most prominent educational research organization. Lots of good links to research institutes, clearinghouses and think tanks.
American Federation of Teachers
Resources and information from the national teachers union.
Ask ERIC
The largest collection of education materials available online.
Coalition of Essential Schools
A wealth of information about the reform program founded by Ted Sizer and based at Brown University. Includes details about the Coalition's principles, projects, publications and membership. Also includes a link to the Web site of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
Council of the Great City Schools
Links and resources selected by this coalition of school districts in the 50 largest U.S. cities.
Education Week on the Web
A comprehensive guide to education news nationwide. Includes a searchable index to past issues

Fair Test
Online home of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.

GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Founded as a volunteer group in Boston in 1990, GLSEN has grown into one of the nation's leading voices for equality and safety in the educational system.

Global School Network
Decidedly mainstream: Microsoft is one of its sponsors. But it's packed with excellent resources for the discriminating information consumer, especially teachers who want to use the Internet in their classrooms.
I*EARN - International Education and Resource Network
An international nonprofit organization that helps schools build Internet networks and conduct meaningful Internet projects with other members.
Middle Web
A project supported by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, which is dedicated to reform and innovation in middle schools, with an emphasis on urban issues. Lots of good links to other online resources.
National Association for Multicultural Education
Founded in 1990, NAME provides resources and support that help educators promote "a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of cultural pluralism," and "promoting cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength."

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)
(Formerly NCBE) News, discussion groups and resources for educators working with linguistically and culturally diverse students.

National Education Association
Online home of the nation's largest teachers union.
NWHP - National Women's History Project
Excellent resources on women and gender issues.
NMMLP - New Mexico Media Literacy Project
Excellent materials on critical media literacy teaching.
 
TURN - Teacher Union Reform Network
Network of progressive AFT and EN locals engaged in educational reform. Includes contract language of innovative contracts.
Teachers.Net
A large teacher resource site. There's a lot of commercial and advertising content on this site, but it's worth wading through.
Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change provides curriculum guides and other resources to help teachers engage students in innovative classroom activities that deal with issues of equity and social justice.
U.S. Department of Education
Loads of information on government initiatives and projects, and links to terrific resources like Ask ERIC and the National Center for Education Statistics.
WEAC - Wisconsin Education Association Council
The online home of the state's largest teacher union.

OTHER GOOD SITES

Adbusters Media Foundation
Produces spoof ads, uncommercials, and media critiques in an attempt to 'clean up advertising and consumerism's polluting effects on the mental and physical environment.'
California Newsreel
California Newsreel is the site for educational videos on African-American life and history, race relations and
diversity training, African cinema, Media and Society, labor studies,campus life and much more.
Center for Community Change
For almost 30 years, CCC has been nationally recognized for its work helping people build organizations and create better communities and policies. The Center's staff includes many of the nation's leading experts on community development, community organizing,leadership training, coalition-building, housing, welfare reform,jobs, economic development, banking and reinvestment, and Native American issues.
Children's Defense Fund
This Web site offers a great deal of information about the CDF and its positions on critical issues affecting children, especially minorities and the disabled. Also includes position papers and background materials on many topics, and a host of links to other resources on the Web.
Corporate Watch
A must-visit site for activists who want to keep tabs on the behavior of corporations. Lots of timely news and impressive archives of past corporate misdeeds.
Dollars and Sense
Publishes popular monthly magazine that explains the workings of the U.S. and international economy from the perspective of those on the bottom. Excellent resource for teachers.
Economic Policy Institute
The mission of the Economic Policy Institute is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair,and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the general public, the media,and policy makers.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
A watchdog group that does an exceptional job of exposing the bias and imbalance in the mainstream media. A very welcome online reality check.
Food First - Institute for Food and Development Policy
Research and education-for-action center dedicated to eliminating the injustices that perpetuate hunger in the US and around the world.
Global Exchange
Engaged in a host of global "people to people" projects, including"reality tours" to Third World countries, managing "fair trade"stores, and publishing resources on global justice issues.
Grass Roots Innovative Policy Program
GRIPP helps grassroots organizers affect federal, state and local policy, with a special emphasis on issues of race and class. A project of the Applied Research Center, a public policy research institute.
In These Times
A weekly news magazine that promotes an anti-corporate perspective on national and international issues.
Independent Media Center
A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, and writers from over 60 countries who are concerned with the world's corporate and political leadership is restructuring global politics and economics without full public disclosure of its consequences. Produces many publications on a variety of global issues.
Jubilee 2000 / USA
The US branch of the international campaign to get Northern nations to canceled the debts of the Third World countries.

Labor Notes
A monthly newsletter of news and analysis dealing with on-going labor union and ran-and-file activities.

National Labor Committee
A prominent group working to expose and eliminate sweatshops worldwide. Has campaigns around Wal-Mart, Disney, Gap, Kathie Lee, Liz Claiborne,Nike, and Ralph Lauren.
New Internationalist
An excellent monthly magazine that deals with international issues from the perspective of the poor and oppressed. A necessary periodical for a classroom or school library. Web site contains great teaching ideas including ones that are specifically written for learners of English as a second language.
PBS Online
All the information you could ever want on PBS programs. Includes links to the individual home pages established by many shows,such as Frontline and Nova.
People For the American Way
A national progressive organization that fights school vouchers and other right-wing policy initiatives.
Resource Center of the Americas
Publishes a newsletter, Connection, on struggles for justice throughout the Americas, with special emphasis on Mexican/U.S. border.
United for a Fair Economy
Publishes a variety of books which clearly explain the dangerous consequences of growing income and wealth inequality in the United States.
Yes Magazine
This quarterly magazine is the flagship publication of the Positive Futures Network, "an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people's active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world."
Z NET
"A community of people concerned about social change." This site offers links and information on a vast array of social and political issues.