Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)

FREE.ED.gov retired in June 2015.

Check out these sites to explore educational resources from government agencies and non-profits:

  • Kids.gov
  • EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
  • Education on Science.gov
  • Smithsonian Kids
  • FREE Features

    These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics.













    About FREE

    Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) offered a way to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. FREE was maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FREE was conceived in 1997 by a federal working group in response to a memo from the President. The site was launched a year later. It was redesigned and re-launched for the first time in November 2006, again in June 2013, and again in September 2014.

    Technology has made it increasingly easier to find information from government agencies or with custom search tools, like Kids.gov. The FREE.ED.gov site was retired in June 2015.

    FREE Disclaimer

    The U.S. Department of Education does not mandate or prescribe particular curricula or lesson plans. This site contains links to learning resources created and maintained by other public and private organizations. This information is provided for the visitor’s convenience and is included here as an example of the many resources that educators may find helpful and use at their option. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to items does not reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or materials provided.

    Last Modified: 06/19/2015