This page has links to many sites related to urban education. If you have any corrections or additional information please email me. The page is arranged by the following categories.

Standards and Frameworks
Urban Education
African American
Children and Youth Sites

Standards and Frameworks
Indiana Department of Education website has K-12 school data, Indiana academic standards, ISTEP and more.

Educational standards and curriculum is an annotated list of Internet sites with K-12.

State standards arranged by topic and subject area.

Department of Education websites from other states.

Urban Education
Catalyst by Voices of Chicago School Reform provides news, background information, and commentary about the school system and the efforts to improve it.

Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University focuses on meeting the social and emotional growth and development needs of adolescents. Of particular interest in the Institute on Adolescents at Risk--an intensive workshop that teaches skills to deal with teen risk taking and crisis intervention.

The Center for Education Reform tracks developments in education reform from state to state, analyzes education issues and activities, exposes flaws and failures in the system as well as highlight its heroes and successes, and focuses on the solutions and revolutions that already are leading to better schools and brighter futures for our children.

Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research at University of Southern California covers a wide range of topics, including language acquisition; bilingualism and biliteracy; language proficiency testing; integrating language and content instruction; non-mainstream dialects of English; teaching, learning and schooling in social context; minority teacher education, recruitment and retention; literacy in the workplace; minority language policy and planning; and literacy acquisition through global learning networks. Excellent African American resources including quicktime video clips.

Chicano/Latino Electronic Network (CLENet) is a WWW service from the joint project of the Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Linguistic Minority Research Institute at the University of California at Santa Barbara. CLNET brings together Chicano/Latino research and linguistic minority and educational research to serve as a gateway between faculty and students who are engaged in research and curricular efforts in these areas. Other CLNET services include a gopher site, listserves, and training.

Coming Up Taller: Arts and Humanities Programs for Children At Risk, a report and directory by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. This report documents arts and humanities programs that offer opportunities for children and youth to learn new skills, expand their horizons, and develop a sense of self, well-being, and belonging.

Council of the Great City Schools Online is a coalition of some 50 of the nation's largest urban public school systems working to promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, management, technology, and other special projects. Includes full-text issues of Urban Educator, the nation's voice for urban education; a conference agenda for urban educators, newsletters, and The Urban Source--the Council's on-line link to urban education resources. Also see descriptions of programs and projects in urban schools that improve student performance.

EDLINKS A list of over 80 links that serves as a starting point for educators interested in researching educational topics on the Internet.

The Education Alliance for Equity and Excellence in the Nation's Schools is an organization at Brown University that responds to the needs of diverse student populations in the public schools. Sections include the Multifunctional Resource Center, the Desegregation Assistance Center, and the Superintendents' Leadership Council.

Educators for Social Responsibility is dedicated to educating young people in intercultural understanding and creative nonviolent approaches to conflict.

The English Server: Race Section at Carnegie Mellon University lists over 80 links to racial, ethnic, and social equity internet sites. Topics include: black pages resources, refugee law, racial discrimination, and black colleges.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education: databases and information on urban students, their families, and educators.

Ethnic Studies at USC lists several "special resources" of interest to urban/minority educators, administrators, and researchers. The "Special Resources" section includes links to materials on African American Literature, Immigration and the United States, a Mexican American Resource Guide, and Racial Discrimination and Prejudice, among others.

Facing History and Ourselves helps students to examine racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order for them to become more humane and informed citizens.

Harvard Education Publishing Group which includes the Harvard Education Review and The Harvard Education Letter.

The Institute for Research on Poverty is a non-profit, national center at the University of Wisconsin for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. Contains special reports, articles, discussion papers, and abstracts of IRP publications.

Institute for the Study of Civic Values is a non-profit organization established in Philadelphia in 1973 to promote an increased national commitment to America's civic ideals. Their site contains full-text versions of famous historic documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, the Mayflower Compact, and the Bill of Rights. A good source for teachers of history, social studies, or government.

Learning First Alliance is an alliance of major national educational organizations dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools.

Linguistic Minority Research Institute (LMRI) at the University of California web provides information on issues of language, education, and public policy, especially as they relate to linguistic minorities. This information includes LMRI newsletters, abstracts of LMRI reports, funding opportunities, job opportunities, and listserves.

Libraries for the Future is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to information equity, literacy, preservation, and renewal of libraries as essential tools for a democratic society.

The Mid-Atlantic Laboratory for Student Services hosts the National Center on Education in the Inner Cities. It contains descriptions of Lab projects and briefs about urban education topics, as well as urban education links.

MiddleWeb: Exploring Urban Middle School Reform. News and classroom profiles of middle school reformers, particularly those supported by the Program for Student Achievement of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

Multicultural Pavilion's mission is to provide resources for educators interested in multicultural issues. In the spirit of multicultural education, we strive to provide opportunities for interactivity in hopes of learning from our visitors and providing a platform for our viewers to learn from each other. We encourage you to think critically of all resources provided here and to share your stories with each other. The Pavilion was created by Paul Gorski with inspiration from the "Multicultural Niche".

National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) is the nation's largest center for research and development in work-related education. Their web site features many full-text publications including: CENTERFOCUS digests such as "Equity and Excellence in School-to-Work Transitions of Special Populations" and "Classrooms that Work: Teaching and Learning Generic Skills." Also included are full-text versions of the Office of Student Services' "Briefs", abstracts of other NCRVE publications, and an on-line publications catalog.

National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning is committed to promoting the intellectual development, literacy, and thoughtful citizenship of language minority students and to increasing appreciation of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the American people. Their site includes on-line research reports such as "Moving In and Out of Bilingualism: Investigating Native Language Maintenance and Shift in Mexican-Descent Children," electronic bulletin boards, and a summary of current research projects called "Project Briefs."

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) disseminates programs and supplies educational research and development consumers with information leading to productive assessment reform in American schools. Of particular interest are the downloadable technical reports and general papers.

National Center for Urban Partnerships explores issues connected with urban education and educational collaborations. It offers partnerships between the community and schools, publications, and technical assistance.

National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education NCBE's web provides information about issues and practices related to the education of linguistically and culturally diverse students in the United States. It also points to the University of California's Lingusitic Minority Research Institute (LMRI).

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness. The web site features facts about current federal policy and legislative initiatives affecting homeless and poor people, a directory of state and national homeless/housing advocacy organizations, and public education projects such as the Homelessness Information Exchange and the Art & Literature Project. Also includes a list of links to other Internet resources on homelessness and poverty.

National Coalition of Advocates for Students (NCAS) is a national education advocacy organization with 22 member groups in 14 states that works to achieve equal access to a quality public education for the most vulnerable students -- those who are poor, children of color, recently immigrated, or children with disabilities. Focusing on kindergarten through grade12, NCAS informs and mobilizes parents, concerned educators, and communities to help resolve critical education issues. Utilizing national projects and studies, public hearings, and outreach through publications and the media, NCAS raises concerns that otherwise might not be heard.

National Institute for Urban School Improvement seeks to combine the reform efforts pertaining to special needs children with general reform efforts for all children in urban schools. Their mission is to support inclusive urban communities, schools, and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education.

National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students supports a range of research and development activities designed to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage. Their web site features project descriptions from their national research and development centers, a number of field-initiated studies as well as detailed listings of directed research and publications.

National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRC) has offers resources and support for child welfare, youth services, juvenile justice, and other professionals whose focus is youth, children and families. NRC provides on-site training, management services, information and referral, conference planning, teen conferences, and a wide variety of affordable publications and videos. Our Mission is to enhance the services provided to at-risk youth and their families.

National Youth Employment Coalition Center provides information on effective practices in youth employment and career development.

NativeWeb is a great source of information and documents about indigenous peoples. Information is available by Subject Categories, Geographic Regions, Nations/Peoples, Native Languages and Literature, among others. Of particular interest is the Education section that includes Teacher's Resources, Printed Resources, and Book Reviews.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) works to improve K-12 education by building collaborative networks and connecting educators to the best available resources in education. [gopher] Of particular interest are the Urban Education Monograph Series, CITYSCHOOLS--a new research magazine, and Pathways to School Improvement whose topic areas include: school to work, math, science, leadership and governance.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the U.S. Department of Justice has released its FY 1996 Discretionary Competitive Program Announcements and Application Kit. The kit contains instructions for funding opportunities to address violence by and against juveniles and to support the intervention efforts for at-risk youth. Educators, policymakers, community organizations, non-profit organizations, and others are encouraged to apply. Deadlines range from August 16, 1996 to September 20, 1996.

Peace Games creates long-term partnerships between elementary schools and college volunteers to teach the skills of conflict resolution and peacekeeping. Peace Games offers the following services, free of charge, to schools and volunteers.

The Scout Report is a publication that combines selected new (and newly-discovered) Internet resources for the research and education community. It reviews a number of World Wide Web, gopher, and electronic mailing lists each week and is available in multiple formats-- including mailing lists for both a plain text and HTML version, and World Wide Web. The web version of the Report includes links to all listed resources. The report is released every weekend.

Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators for Central Indiana (SAVI) The SAVI Project is a comprehensive electronic database of mapped and tabular data about the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which refers to Marion County and its eight contiguous counties: Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan and Hendricks. SAVI collects, organizes, and presents information on community assets such as schools, libraries, churches, hospitals, and community centers. It also include social demographic information such as census, health, education, criminal justice, welfare, and other data that can point out such vulnerabilities as neighborhoods with high levels of crime, unemployment, and welfare recipients.

TERC is a nonprofit organization that recognizes and builds on the diversity of learners, expands learning opportunities for underserved and special needs populations, uses appropriate tools to facilitate problem solving, and encourages cross-disciplinary applications. Its web includes full-text versions of the semi-annual publication HANDS ON! as well as CET conference proceedings and papers and descriptions of several ongoing projects.

UNHCR Refugee Site for Teachers. Some universities have a "Refugee Studies" curriculum, but the subject can be taught as early as in primary school. Refugee themes can help children understand fundamental issues in history, geography or education for citizenship; and they can bring an unexpectedly poignant and imaginative approach to teaching of language, literature or art.

University of Maryland Diversity Database contains campus, local, national and international academic material relating to the following areas of diversity including age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion & sexual orientation. The site is divided into sections such as: the Diversity Reference Room, Issue Specific Resources, and General Diversity Resources. Each section includes announcements, internet resources, reference room, and reading room among many others. Also has some full-text documents and fairly comprehensive coverage of ethnic and minority issues.

African American
Amistad Research Center at Tulane University has more than 10,000,000 documents and is acknowledged as the nation's largest independent African-American archives. The Amistad web site links to gophers that feature extensive collections on Africa, other minorities, and the gay rights movement.

Center for Urban Education I Have a Dream Project - project with African American children at UC Berkeley coordinated by Jabari Mahiri.

A Community Remembers is an exhibit of African American Life in Princeton.

Embracing Ebonics and Teaching Standard English is an interview with Oakland teacher Carrie Secret.

Indiana University: The Black Film Center/Archive Selected List of Film-Related Internet Resources.

Los Angeles Murals is a website on African American murals in Los Angeles and California.

The Trotter Institute addresses the needs and concerns of the Black community through research, technical assistance, and public service.

University of California at Los Angeles excellent annotated listing of African American websites by categories.

University of New Orleans extensive listing of African American resources annotated and by category.

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Children and Youth Sites
Children Solve Problems are perspectives from children in a third grade classroom in New Haven, Connecticut.

HarlemLive is a publication by Harlem New York City youth.

Hoffer Elementary School second and third graders experimenting with words, still images, video, sound and more on the web.

Landmarks of a New Generation is a Getty Museum supported projects that has youth looking visually at their neighborhoods. Projects include Picture, Picture Cape Town, Picture Mumbai/Bombay, Picture Mexico City, Picture Salzburg and Picture Paris. Teaching Landmarks at the Getty Museum.

The L.E.A.P. Computer Learning Center located in Hartford, New Haven & New London, Connecticut.

Lincoln Bassett Elementary School is part of the New Haven Public School system in Connecticut.

MetroBridge is a great after school journalism project for Hartford, Connecticut public high schools that is housed in the Hartford Courant. The collaboration included publishing a web edition of the print paper. The work is all done by the students including outstanding writing, illustrations, and photos. The paper is published six times each year as an insert in the Hartford Courant. Also check out The Deadline, the web version done by students of a summer, print journalism project.

Plugged In is a non-profit group dedicated to bringing the educational opportunities created by new technologies to children and families from low-income communities.

Times Square Photography Project began in 1994 as an activity program for the residents of The Times Square, a supportive permanent tenancy building for single adults, located on West 43rd Street in New York City. The participating photographers represent a mix of ages, races, cultures, and backgrounds. Some of them have been homeless, others live on fixed or low incomes, but all have experienced the difficulty of finding affordable housing.

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The Foundation Center from the publishers of The Foundation Directory, is a web site full of useful information for grant seekers. It includes full-text versions of the Philanthropy News Digest, a list of links to Foundation Center libraries, and an on-line guide to finding Grantmaker Information.

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Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization that provides health care to medically underserved populations.

The School Mental Health Project (SMHP) was created to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to meeting the mental health needs of youngsters through school-based interventions. Under the auspices of the School Mental Health Project in the Department of Psychology at UCLA, the Center for Mental Health in Schools approaches mental health and psychosocial concerns from the broad perspective of addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. Specific attention is given to policies and strategies that can counter fragmentation and enhance collaboration between school and community programs.

HealthWeb: Minority Health: A comprehensive web site dedicated to the development of minorities in the Health Sciences. The site is divided into subject areas that include: General Information, Education and Training Opportunities, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Most useful for links to other web sites, such as "African Americans in the Sciences" which features biographical information about African Americans in the sciences including medicine.

National Information Center for Children and Youth Disabilities is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth.

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HandsNet is a national, nonprofit network that promotes information sharing, cross-sector collaboration and advocacy among individuals and organizations working on a broad range of public interest issues. Its web site provides useful resources such as Headlines (short summaries of relevant news events), Action Alerts! (including reports on pending legislation, analysis from key experts, position papers, sign-on letters, committee rosters and recommended action), and Forums (timely news, research and information on human service issues). Also includes a list of links to other Internet sites that provide information and resources to support the work of human services organizations.

The Contact Center Network is a website whose main feature is a directory of over 2,500 links to nonprofit organizations on the internet. Resources are arranged by country (and in the US also by state), as well as by issue. Separate lists of International Resources are also provided. Some of issue sections include: Race and Ethnicity, Education, Homelessness and Housing, and Foundations and Fundraising Coalitions.

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Planet Innovation is part of The South Central Regional Technology Consortium (SCR*TEC). The Web helps school administrators and technologists to plan their systems. It also has case histories of schools that have integrated technology well.

T.H.E. Journal, in continuous publication for 23 years, focuses exclusively on the use of all technologies as they are applied to the processes of teaching, learning and administration. They cover all three areas of education-K-12, higher education and industry training/adult learning. They are also the only ed-tech magazine covering the full triad post-secondary- continuing education. Their Web site includes Feature Articles written by educators, for educators; Hot Products for academia; application stories of Products in Action; a Calendar of Events; and a continually changing array of information for all educational arenas.

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