Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
FREE makes hundreds of Internet-based education resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government available at one web site.
U.S. State & Local Gateway
The U.S. State & Local Gateway, a Federal interagency project, was developed to give state and local government officials and employees easy access to federal information in ways that make sense.
provides computer access and education for youth, adults, and senior citizens toward the goal of economic empowerment. This program emphasizes public/private partnerships and involves community-based organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, foundations, and citizens.
Employment and Training Administration Programs and Activities: The Secretary of Labor has clearly stated the President's principal labor market goal: offer Americans the opportunity to learn the workforce skills and workplace processes that are necessary for the creation of good-paying jobs and a rising standard of living in the emerging international economy.
The ETA mission is to ensure that all Americans have access to the resources they require to successfully manage their job lives, and that U.S. businesses have access to the skilled workers and training resources they need to successfully compete in a global economy.
Veterans Benefits - Education and Training: Since 1944, when the first GI Bill became law, more than 20 million beneficiaries have participated in GI Bill education and training programs. This includes World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Era veterans and active-duty service personnel.
Students & Teachers: Browse a comprehensive collection of links of interest to students and teachers. Everything from Asbestos Hazards to What is Acid Rain?, this site has it all.
Technology has great power to enhance education. The FCC is working to bring every school in America into the information age. LearnNet is about important FCC policy and education initiatives. Join the dialogue to help spread the benefits of technology to schools and libraries nationwide.
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
ArtsEdge: This cooperative agreement between the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (with support from the U.S. Department of Education) represents an important investment in the future of the arts in American education. It is meant to literally place and maintain the arts alongside science, math, and other subject areas among the vast resources and services comprising the new National Information Infrastructure.
NASA's Education Program involves the educational community in its endeavors to inspire America's students, create learning opportunities, and enlighten inquisitive minds.
NASA Quest is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Through Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online, NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.
Digital Classroom encourages teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom. The Digital Classroom provides materials from NARA, methods for teaching with primary sources, and sample lesson plans.
Projects NEH supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. NEH funds research, education, museum exhibitions, documentaries, preservation, and activities in the states.
NOAA Education Resources: NOAA gathers information about the earth, the atmosphere, and the oceans. It produces nautical and aeronautical charts, forecasts the weather, performs environmental research from the Sun to the bottom of the seas, and is the fourth largest space power.
Link to the Past -- Tools for Teaching: If you are a student or teacher interested in archaeology, ethnography, historic landscapes, historic structures, history, and/or museum management, you will find this department helpful. You will discover study guides, glossaries, curricula and other educational tools here.
Educational Resources: As part of their overall mission the NSF recommends and encourages the pursuit of national policies for the promotion of basic research and education in the sciences and engineering.
The NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is responsible for the health and continued vitality of the Nation's science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education and for providing leadership in the effort to improve education in these areas.
The focus of World Wise Schools is to help students gain a greater understanding of a culture and region of the world that is different from their own. The series is designed to encourage students to look more closely at their own culture as well as to identify the similarities and differences that exist among cultures. Each program visits a different country that Peace Corps serves and provides a unique perspective into the daily life of its people.
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is a presidential advisory committee established in 1982. The Committee works to encourage private sector support and public appreciation of the value of the arts and humanities through projects, publications, and meetings.
Smithsonian Education: If you teach school, work with young people through a community group in your city or town, or educate within a museum or library, this is the place for you! There is information for both educators throughout the Nation and for those who live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Cooperative State Research Education & Extension Service (CSREES): The heart of the CSREES results-oriented vision is to improve economic, environmental, and social conditions in the United States and globally. These conditions include improved agricultural and other economic enterprises; safer, cleaner water, food, and air; enhanced stewardship and management of natural resources; healthier, more responsible and more productive individuals, families and communities; and a stable, secure, diverse and affordable national food supply.
Education Resources: The USGS is a scientific fact-finding and research organization, as contrasted to a developmental or regulatory one. It is the principal source of scientific and technical expertise in the earth sciences within the Federal Government.
AmeriCorps is the national service program that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service. AmeriCorps members meet community needs with services that range from housing renovation to child immunization to neighborhood policing.
Learn and Serve America is a grants program that supports teachers and community members who involve young people in service that relates to studies in school. More specifically, Learn and Serve America funds service-learning programs, which involves students in community activities that complement their classroom studies.
Visit The White House to find links to many other collections, programs and products of significant educational benefit.