The U.S. Department of Justice's Web site provides everything you ever wanted to know about the Act. Includes settlements from court rulings.
Captioned Media Program (CMP)
The Captioned Media Program provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to deaf and hard of hearing persons. More than 4,000 titles including classic movies, educational videos, and special-interest videos are available. Spanish titles also available. Teachers may use CMP videos and their accompanying lesson guides in the classroom.
Computer Accommodations Program (CAP),
University of Minnesota
CAP is a partnership of Academic & Distributed Computing Services and Disability Services at the University of Minnesota. The program exists to assist university students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accessing computers and information through the use of adaptive technology. The Web site also includes useful guidelines on creating accessible Web sites.
Center for Applied Special Technology
CAST is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities through the development and innovative uses of technology. CAST is the creator of the famous "Bobby," a free service provided by CAST to help Web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities (www.cast.org/bobby/).
The Center for Special Education Finance (CSEF)
CSEF addresses fiscal policy questions related to the delivery and support of special education services throughout the United States. This Web site features links to publications - policy papers, briefs, and a State Analysis Series - and to resources and organizations within and beyond OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination network.
Day, Residential, and Juvenile
Correctional Schools Project (DRJC)
The project investigates curriculum, assessment, and accountability practices and policies in correctional educational schools for committed youth and secondary day treatment and residential schools for students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
Web site that provides one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.
on the World Wide Web
An extensive listing of disability-related resources on the World Wide Web (maintained by The Arc, a national organization on mental retardation).
Education Policy Reform Research
EPRRI is a federally funded program that is dedicated to increasing our knowledge and understanding of ways that students with disabilities can be fully included in educational accountability measures.
Educator's Reference Desk
The people who created AskERIC announce a new service and name to access the resources you've come to depend on for over a decade. While the U.S. Department of Education discontinued the AskERIC service, you will still have access to the resources you've come to depend upon. Through The Educator's Reference Desk (http://www.eduref.org) you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice.
ERIC - Educational Resources
In January 2004, the Department of Education began to implement a reengineering plan for ERIC. The new ERIC mission continues the core function of providing a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. It enhances the database by adding free full text and electronic links to commercial sources and by making it easy to use and up to date.
Web site to assist teachers, school administrators and related service professionals implement recent changes to the nation's primary special education law, IDEA '97.
Independent Laboratory Access
for the Blind
The Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind (ILAB) seeks to raise the expectations of high school and college students who are blind and visually impaired (VI), as well as educators of these students, with the goal of encouraging them to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions.
Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
Homepage for ICI, a University Affiliated Program on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Minnesota, which is dedicated to improving community services and social support for persons with developmental disabilities.
International Center for
Disabilities on the Internet
Web site with a wide array of disability resources, including latest news releases and links to international resources.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. This Web site includes their Searchable Online Accommodations Resource (SOAR) that allows users to find accommodation information via limitation, job function, product, and vendor.
The Family Village
A "global community" that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
A comprehensive Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals. LD Online is a service of The Learning Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities.
National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS)
The National Center for Blind Youth in Science works to dramatically change the opportunities and resources available to blind youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects and careers.
The mission of NCSET is to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures. The NCSET Web site features Web Topics containing research-based information and resources related to topics in the field; E-News, NCSET's monthly electronic newsletter with national resources including new publications, projects, grant opportunities, scholarships, legislative announcements, and more; the full text of NCSET's publications, transcripts, and Institute proceedings; and a national events calendar.
National Council on Disabilities (NCD)
NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD is composed of 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities
National Information Center for Children
and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
On-line resources for NICHCY, the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families,educators, and other professionals. NICHCY's special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
National Rehabilitation Information
Homepage for the National Rehabilitation Information Center's library and information center on disability and rehabilitation.
PACER Center, Parent Advocacy Coalition
for Educational Rights
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Parents Engaged in Education
Reform Project (PEER): Goals 2000 and Children with Disabilities
On-line information from the PEER Project, which works through and with the network of trainers in the Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers to reach parents of children with disabilities.
Special Needs Education Network (SNE)
SNE provides Internet services specific to parents, teachers, schools, and other professionals, individuals, groups, and organizations involved in the education of students with special needs. It is a service of the SchoolNet project, a cooperative initiative of Canada's provincial, territorial, and federal governments in collaboration with educators, universities, colleges, and industry.
The Transition Coalition site offers information, support, and linkages to professionals, family members, individuals with disabilities and others interested and involved in the transition from school to adult life.
Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative
The Collaborative is a membership organization of special education leaders from the nation's urban school districts.
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Homepage for the Waisman Center, a University Affiliated Program on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development and developmental disabilities through research and practice.
Regional Resource and
Federal Centers (RRFC)
Homepage for the Federal Resource Center (RRFC), a national network of technical assistance projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) The beneficiaries of the RRFC's services are children, youth, toddlers, and infants with disabilities, and the families and professionals who are associated with them.
Listed below are links to each of the six Regional Resources Centers. Each RRC participates in the NCEO hosted Inclusive Assessment and Accountability Community of Practice, and together we co-host teleconferences, seminars, and training activities each year.
Northeast Regional Resource Center
Mid-South Regional Resource Center (MSRRC)
Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC)
North Central Regional Resource Center (NCRRC)
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC)
Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC)
Electronic gateway to information and resources provided by the Minnesota Department of Educatio , including workshop and grant information, graduation standards, district information, career information, and programs and publications.
Office of Special
Education Programs (OSEP)
Homepage for OSEP, a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), which is one of the principal components of the U.S. Department of Education. OSEP's mission focuses on the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21. OSEP's major responsibilities involve administering the provisions and programs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
U.S. Department of Education
Homepage for the U.S. Department of Education which includes Secretary's Initiatives, Programs and Services, Publications and Products, Links to Other Sites, and Picks o' the Month" - three educational resources that the Department highlights each month.
Academy for Educational
Web site for the Academy of Educational Development (AED), an independent, nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world. In partnership with its clients, AED seeks to meet today's social, economic, and environmental challenges through education and human resource development; to apply state-of-the-art education, training, research, technology, management, behavioral analysis, and social marketing techniques to solve problems; and to improve knowledge and skills throughout the world as the most effective means for stimulating growth, reducing poverty, and promoting democratic and humanitarian ideals.
American Association of School
This web site is a gateway to publications and other electronic resources offered by the AASA, the professional organization for over 16,500 educational leaders across North America and other countries.
American Educational Research
AERA is an international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 22,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research, testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists.
American Federation of Teachers
Web site for AFT which includes many education-related on-line resources, available to both members and nonmembers of AFT.
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the not-for-profit professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. The web site provides helpful information to professionals and consumers regarding children and adults with communication disorders.
Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers
Entry point to the fifteen Comprehensive Centers (CCs), which are part of an emerging network of organizations providing assistance and information nationwide. Their role is to help states, school districts, and schools in "meeting the needs of children served under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), including children in high-poverty areas, migratory children, immigrant children, children with limited-English proficiency, neglected or delinquent children, homeless children and youth, Indian children, children with disabilities, and, where applicable, Alaska Native children and Native Hawaiian children" (Title XIII of ESEA).
Council of Chief State School
Web site for CCSSO, a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education. Site includes policy updates, an on-line version of Chief NEWS, and other education information updated daily.
Council of Great City Schools
Web site for CGCS, the organization for the nation's largest urban public school systems, advocating K - 12 education in inner city schools, and governed by superintendents and board of education members from 50 cities around the country. Site includes on-line newsletters, studies, directories, and a search engine.
Education Commission of the
Web site for the Education Commission of the States, a national nonprofit organization that helps state leaders improve education for all young people. This site offers information about what's going on throughout the country on a host of current hot issues in education, such as school-to-work policies and programs, various efforts to improve student achievement, school governance, charter schools, school finance and a number of topics related to the cost and quality of higher education.
Web site for The Institute for Responsive Education, a Boston research-based assistance and advocacy agency promoting the partnership of schools, families, and communities with the ultimate goal of success for all children.
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Also known as "the Nation's Report Card," NAEP provides continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
National Association of
Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Homepage for NAESP, which is dedicated to all Elementary and Middle School Principals. Also the gateway to PRINCIPAL ONLINE which provides information pertaining to education, and a gathering place where principals can exchange information, ideas, and experiences as well as discuss issues that impact education.
National Association of State
Boards of Education (NASBE)
Web site for NASBE, an association including members of state boards, state board attorneys, and state board executive secretaries. As the single organization representing state boards nationwide, these members are responsible for the educational interests of more than 50 million students in public schools and more than three million students in post-secondary institutions.
National Association of State Directors of
Special Education (NASDSE)
NASDSE Information Services provides access to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education Newsgroups, which requires an annual paid subscription.
National Association of
Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Homepage for NASSP, which is dedicated to "all" leaders in middle level and high school education.
National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES)
Statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. This site includes data from government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics.
National Center for
Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
On-line publications and resources provided by CRESST, a national center that conducts research on topics related to K-12 educational testing.
National Education Association
Web site for NEA, America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education with over 2.2 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university grade programs.
National Education Goals
The National Education Goals Panel is an independent executive branch agency of the federal government charged with monitoring national and state progress toward the National Education Goals.
National Network of
Regional Educational Laboratories
Links to the ten Regional Educational Laboratories, which are educational research and development organizations supported by contracts with the U.S. Education Department, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). The Educational Laboratories provide research-based resources and assistance to educators, policymakers, and communities.
National School Boards
On-line resources for NSBA, a nationwide advocacy and outreach organization for public school governance.
RAND Institute on
Education and Training
The RAND Institute's mission is to bring accurate data and objective analysis to the national debate on education policy. It is a division within RAND, a nonprofit institute that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.
The Daily Report
Daily publication that "covers the coverage" the media gives the movement toward all six education goals adopted in 1989 by the president and the governors - summarizing that day's published news from all 50 states on local/regional/national stories/columns/editorials affecting education reform - and pointing out what reform isn't getting coverage.
Full text, on-line version of Education Week. This site also includes on-line versions of Teacher Magazine, the "Daily News," job listings, and other educational resources.
The Internet version of Inside Education magazine. In addition to offering the printed publication online, the site features topic-specific e-portals, Web-exclusive editorial, Q&A interviews with school administrators, online columnists, and education-related resources. Primary audience is district-level school administrators, including superintendents, principals, and curriculum and technology directors.
Web site for Family Education Network, which provides many on-line resources to families and their children.
National Center to
Improve Practice (NCIP)
Homepage for NCIP, which promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students (preschool to grade 12) with sensory, cognitive, physical, and social/emotional disabilities.
to Improve the Tools of Educators
Web site for the National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators, which is dedicated to advancing the quality of technology, media, and materials for students with diverse learning needs.
National Clearinghouse for English
Language Acquisition (NCELA)
OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs.
Workforce Development Clearinghouse
Web site for the School-to-Work Workforce Development Clearinghouse, which was established to focus on the information needs of the various STW stakeholders in Ohio. This Clearinghouse links with existing internet resources, not duplicating others' resources. Its primary function is to provide high quality information in an efficient and timely manner, ever adapting as the needs of our client-stakeholders change. Though focused on Ohio, the site has relevant information for anyone interested in school-to-work issues and best practices.
Information on the Internet
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress created this Web site that makes Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public. Information includes text of bills before the legislature, committee information, as well as state and local links.