Educators' Guide to Schoolwide Reform
found that only Direct Instruction, High Schools That Work, and Success for All
made the grade. Commissioned by five education groups-including the National
Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-the report is the
most comprehensive rating of school reform programs.
Copies of the report, An Educators' Guide to Schoolwide Reform, are available
from the sponsoring organizations for $15.95 each for nonmembers and $12.95 each
for members. The full text of the report is also available at
Educators Reference Desk is the mother
of all education resources. It is sponsored by Syracuse University, the U.S.
Department of Education and Sun Microsystems, of Mtn. View, California. AskERIC
has been rated among the top 5% of all sites on the Internet by Point Communications.
information about Direct Instruction, see the
Association for Direct Instruction, which also has useful essays on
The Center for Education Reform is a
"spunky, non-blobby group", based in Washington, D.C., which operates as a
clearinghouse for innovative reforms in public education, especially charter
schools. The Center maintains a comprehensive database of education reform
Don Potter's free phonics material
and valuable essays.
Education Week: articles on the topic of
Electronic Educational Excellence
Network, a project of the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., features
very knowledgeable articles and information about education reform in the U.S.
Of particular interest is the Network's report "The State of State
Standards," by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Michael J. Petrilli, and Gregg Vanourek,
July 1998. Three Fordham staffers summarize the findings of the five previous
state standards reports and tease out some lessons for American education
Foundation, dedicated to the improvement in the quality of the
education available to children of all income and social classes in
the USA, whether that education is provided in
government or private schools or at home. See Bill Robson and Claudia
Hepburn's paper on this site,
Learning from Success: What Americans Can Learn from School Choice in Canada.
Over School Choice.
Reading Reform Foundation,
a UK-based group which promotes a type of phonics education.
UK Department for Education and Skills:
Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance contains research and information on school choice and school reform policy.
U.S. Charter Schools.
Parents for Evidence Based Education - a U.S. group that provides education information based on high-quality research.
Clackmannanshire, U.K. Reading Study - a long term study on the benefits of synthetic phonics instruction PDF version.
Knowledge is Power Program
National Reading Panel