PreK-12 Public Education Featured Resources

Student Achievement in Charter Schools: What the Research Says

As a whole, research suggests that academic effects in charter schools are, at best, mixed—varying by the research method, state, district, subject, grade level and individual school. This research brief includes the findings of prominent national studies, and the impact of charter management organizations and urban charter schools.

Is My School a Community School?

This checklist outlines the essential components of a community school to help you conduct an inventory of what your school has set in place and what may need to be addressed based on your school community needs assessment. If your school isn’t a community school yet, this inventory will help you identify areas you need to develop.

Becoming a Teacher

Teachers work in an exciting and fast-paced environment where they are required to make quick decisions throughout the day; deliver effective instruction; cultivate a rigorous and nurturing climate for learning; and foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of their students. If you are interested in a personally fulfilling career helping children realize their dreams, improving our society and advancing social justice, find out why becoming a teacher is the right choice for you.

Literacy: The Keys To Success

These resources for parents help explain the standards (or expectations) for what your child should know and be able to do while reading literature and nonfiction (informational) texts. Students will use these reading, writing, speaking and listening skills throughout the school day and across content areas. The suggestions for how you can help are examples of ways in which you might support your child’s learning at home.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.
Children's health

Children's Health

Students’ wellness affects their ability to perform in school. Learn more and find useful resources.

Linking children's health to education

U.S. Education: A Global Perspective

Visit our site on the triennial PISA report, and the education policies and practices of high-performing countries. Also featured are child poverty statistics from around the United States and how they unmask disparties in education equity.

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