Government Web Sites for Kids
U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/)
The Department of Education website provides an extensive collection of information for teachers, parents, and students, as well as links to educational policy, grants, statistics, and programs.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (http://www.ed.gov/free/)
A list of online government resources for education, divided by subject area.
Federal Student Aid Handbook (http://ifap.ed.gov/IFAPWebApp/currentSFAHandbooksPag.jsp)
Online library contains technical publications, regulations, and policy guidance on the administration of the Federal Student Aid programs.
National Center for Education Statistics [NCES] (http://nces.ed.gov/)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. The NCES website features new publications; data search tools; and elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education data.
Digest of Education Statistics, 2002 (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/digest02/)
Online compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.
School District Demographics (http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/index.asp)
NCES website provides access to school districts' geographic and demographic data useful for describing and analyzing characteristics of school districts, children, and K-12 education.
Educational Resources Information Center [ERIC] (http://www.eric.ed.gov/)
ERIC is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide access to education literature and resources. The ERIC database contains education-related journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and more. The ERIC clearinghouses focus on brief and in-depth publications, directories, and virtual libraries.
Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects (http://registry.fdlp.gov/)
This collection of historical government documents contains a variety of collections, several of which relate to education and teaching.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (http://bensguide.gpo.gov/subject.html)
This GPO directory focuses on government websites for children, sorted by agency and subject. Includes information on animals, the environment, crime, and transportation, as well as many other subjects.
First Gov For Kids (http://www.kids.gov/)
This portal, maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center, provides links to federal kids' websites, along with youth-oriented sites from other organizations. It includes links to information about careers, geography, health, recreation, and many other subjects.