Education policy can be organized at four different levels: international, federal, state, and local levels:

International Level

Major institutions
World Bank
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED)
World Trade Organization
United Nations

International testing (for more info)
Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Studies (PIRLS)
Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

Federal Level

Major institutions
US Department of Education
US DOE – Blog

National testing
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

State/Local Levels

State Education Agencies

Overview of Research Process
Organizing Your Social Sciences Research

Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)
The World of Words
Online Projects

Nodus Labs (Berlin, Germany)



Oxford Dictionaries
Etymologies (explanations of what words meant and how they sounded historically)

Social Media Data Collection Tools

Statistics/ Quantitative Research
Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

Type Setting

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3. The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2e by Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl. This is another very well known resource that aims to teach LaTeX to a beginner, perhaps in a more analytical fashion than the WikiBooks book.
4. The TeX Users Group website. This website was founded in 1980 as a resource for users of TeX and LaTeX. Specifically, this page lists many resources available for LaTeX both online and in print. (TeX Resources on the Web)

Conference Posters
Design conference poster (w/ templates)

Perry-Castañeda Library – Map Collection
Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Rethinking Theory, Space and Production: Henri Lefebvre Today

Disability & Ability
Media & Disability Resources
Ableism and Ability
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
CDA: An Analytic Framework
How to do discourse analysis (CD)?
Examples Research: CDA

What is Critical Literacy?

Learning to “Do” Research
Learning qualitative data analysis on the web
Explorable psychology experiments
Critical Social Research

Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education

Conduct a systematic literature review

General Media Research
Marxist Media Theory
Globalization 101 – SUNY Levin Institute
The Glossary of Education Reform
PewResearch Journalism Project

—News Coverage Index Methodology
Mass Communication Theory
Overview of Communication Theories
Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)

Media Watch Groups
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Databases for Doing Media Research
Internet Archive
IceRocket (online tool which searches blogs)
LexisNexis Academic
TynDall Report
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Editor & Publisher
Pew Research Journalism Project
Alliance for Audited Media
Newspaper Association of America
America’s News (NewsBank)

New York Times Chronicle

Google Ngram Viewer
Google Correlate
Google Trends

Data on Education Topics
Albert Shanker (AFT)
– Where We Stands
Charter Schools
Education (Pre-school)
Education Page
Education and Schools
Eva S. Moskowitz
For Profit Schools
Panel for Education Policy
Private and Sectarian Schools
Opinion articles on the fractures in the education system and efforts to fix them
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Grading the Digital School
Special Education
United Federation of Teachers (AFT, New York)
A guide to the Common Core (U.S. News & World Report)
The Seattle Times – Charter Schools
The Seattle Times – Advanced Search

Alternative Media
The Nation – Education
AlterNet – Education
The Conversation


Educators, Activist, Scholars, & Academics
Julian Vasquez Heilig
Diana Ravitch
Bertell Ollman
David Harvey
Teun A. van Dijk
Peter McLaren
Glenn Rikowski
Bob Jessop
Chris Tienken
Joseph J. Ferrare
Henry Giroux


Macro-level Educational Data
ES Education Commission of the States
U.S. Department of Education: Data & Research
—National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The main federal organization for collecting and analyzing education data.
—What Works Clearinghouse
Publishes reports on the effectiveness of educational programs, practices, and policies.
—Nation’s Report Card
Presents data about the academic achievement of U.S students, drawn from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Education –
Federal datasets related to education.
Education Statistics & Data: Education Statistics – United States
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2012
NAEP Data Explorer (NDE)
NCES Annual Reports
NCES Publications & Products
U.S. Census Bureau – Education Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau – Poverty
U.S. Department of Education – Office of Inspector General (Investigative Reports)
How Class Work? Interactive graphic by the New York Times
OECD iLibrary
OECD DATA (e.g., Key Indicators: Inequality, Education, etc.)
OECD Income Inequality Graph (iLibrary)
OECD Income Inequality Data (Graph adjustable for year range)
OECD Poverty
Corruptions Perceptions Index 2013
Transparency International
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
—A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality
Pew Research Center
—FACTANK News in the Numbers
United Nations Development Programme
—Human Development Reports
World Health Organization
—Social Determinants of Health
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health
BallotPedia – Political Almanac
National Association of State Budget Officers

Union for Radical Political Economics

Student Debt
The Project on Student Debt
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Educational Public Opinion Polls
Harvard’s Education Next – Educational Policy Polls (Persuadable Public)
2. PDK (Phi Delta Kappa)/Gallup – Educational Poll
Gallup Data  – Educational Polls
New York Times Polls and Related Articles
American Association for Public Opinion Research

Education Policy Organization
National Education Policy Center
Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS)
Institute for Critical Education Studies (ICES)
Southern Education Foundation

International Conference on Critical Education
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Charter School (or Neoliberal-Ableism)
Center for Education Reform
Center for Reinventing Public Education
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
NAPCS Dashboard
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
National Charter School Resource Center
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Charter Schools Program
Charter Schools in the States – A Series of Briefs

State of the Union (U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 3)
State of the Union Addresses

Teacher Unions
American Federation of Teachers
California Teachers Association
National Education Association
United Federation of Teachers

Public Advocates: Making Rights Real
Teachers for Social Justice
Freire Institute
Freire Project
21st Century Schools

Associations of American Colleges & Universities

Online Encyclopedias
The Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EEPAT)
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Encyclopedia of Marx

Social Research Glossary
Education Reform Glossary

UnBox the Chomsky Archives
Mx Internet Archive

Community-Based Education
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
The Center for Popular Democracy
Coalition for Community Schools
The Action Network

Policy Briefs
NEA Policy Briefs
National Education Policy Center: Policy Briefs
Great Lakes Center For Education Research & Practice

Links from Teachers College Press

National Center for Education Statistics – the primary source for education data in America

Federal Education Budget Project – hosted by New America Foundation, it’s a great, fast-access resource for most requested data points

Annie E. Casey Foundation – state-by-state data related to kids in general, particularly those in poverty or at-risk households

Education Policy Data Center – free global education data

WorldBank: Education Data – international education data within the context of the WorldBank financial mission

Ed-Data: K-12 – data on California primary education (most states have their own, which are sometimes run out of Universities)

International Educational Data Mining Society: a group that tries to redefine the way we interpret education data Education – the federal government’s landing page for education data

Data Quality Campaign

National Center on School Choice

Inequality resources