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The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000

More Federal Online Resources for Teachers

Executive Office of the President The White House

Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov

This site offers information on the executive branch of government, the White House and the first family, tours and publications. Also, audio messages from the president and vice president welcome visitors. The site provides access to White House press releases, including texts of briefings, executive orders, proclamations and remarks, speeches and major policy documents.

Executive Office of the President

Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/html/couples.html

This site has links to the offices of President Clinton, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Al Gore Jr. and Mrs. Gore.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Web site: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov

Explains the duties of the office and provides information on the director.

The President's Council on Physical Fitness

Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/PCPFS/html/fitnet.html

This site offers contact and descriptive information on the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Information on presidential fitness partners and affiliated organizations is also included.

President's Interagency Council on Women

Web site: http://secretary.state.gov/www/picw/index.html

This site offers information on council members, a report to the president, press releases and a follow-up of the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.

White House Correspondence

Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/html/principals.html or http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/html/couples.html

This site includes a form to send via e-mail to the president or vice president.

White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach

Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/women/OWIO/index.html

Information about the office, a newsletter and a listing of recent events are on this site.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Web site: http://www.usda.gov

Children and Youth Family Education Research Network

Web site: http://www.cyfernet.org

This site provides links to Programs and Resources Against Violence, youth-at-risk programs, national networks for child care, family resiliency, and science and technology literacy, as well as resources and statistics for child, youth and family programs. The program is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 4-H.

Forest Service

Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us

The forest service provides text files on reinvention, the Forest Service Video Library, the Grand Mesa National Forest Travel Plan Revision, news releases, the International Union of Forestry Research Organization's newsletter, Federal Register notice of range reform hearings, proposed rules, information on timber sales, Rocky Mountain ecosystems and the Western Forest Health Initiative Report.

National Agricultural Library

Web site: http://www.nalusda.gov

On this site is information on National Agricultural Library events and resources, plus links to publications and information on the new Farm Bill. The site features a staff telephone list, along with links to the library's 10 information centers: Agricultural Trade and Marketing, Alternative Farming Systems, Animal Welfare, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition, Plant Genome Data, Rural Information and Rural Health Service, Technology Transfer and Water Quality.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Web site: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Visit this site for links to databases on natural resource assets-such as soil, water, air, plants and animals, including humans. The site also includes links to the National Cartography and Geographic Information System Center, National Plant Data Collection Center, National Resources Inventory, National Soil Survey Center and the Plants Information Share Fast Track. Information on various programs, including conservation partnership and volunteer programs, is featured along with technical references, news releases and organizational information.

U.S. Department of Commerce

Web site: http://www.doc.gov

Air and Space Commercialization Service

Web site: http://www.technology.gov/space/

This site is divided into the following sections: Remote Sensing, Positioning and Navigation, Space Transportation, Space-Based Telecommunications and Processing and Manufacturing. Trends in Commercial Space Industry are also featured.

Census Bureau

Web site: http://www.census.gov

This site offers the full text of the Privacy Act and Title 13 of the U.S. code. Also, links to POPClock Projection, information on the future population, a Census Bureau bulletin board, data services, press releases and the Census Bureau Gallery. The set also includes mailing list subscriptions to obtain tip sheets; monthly product announcements and newsletters; demographic, economic and geographic programs; and the Decennial Census, including bureau definitions. Also, international information related to population data collection is presented.

Consumer Affairs Office

Web site: http://www.doc.gov/oca

The Department of Commerce offers information on how to obtain consumer bulletins and reports, tip sheets and business education guides (text also available in Spanish).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Web site: http://www.noaa.gov

This site includes links to press releases and the agency's offices, including the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Ocean Service, the National Weather Service, Coastal Ocean Program, Office of Global Programs, and the Office of Oceanic and Atmos`pheric Research. Also, satellite images of hurricanes and other items are a special feature.

National Weather Service

Web site: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

This site includes warnings and forecasts for severe weather as well as general forecasts for the entire nation.

U.S. Department of Defense

Web site: http://www.defenselink.mil

DefenseLINK, the hub of Department of Defense information, contains current press releases from the secretary of defense and the joint chiefs of staff. The site also maintains a searchable database of previous releases; Department fact sheets, including worldwide U.S. troop strength; birth outcome studies; the Persian Gulf Veterans' Coordinating Board; and information on Bosnia operations, including official photos.

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

Web site: http://www.acq.osd.mil/bmdo/bmdolink/html

"Making ballistic missile defense a reality" is the theme of this site. Included is information on the following programs: theater missile defense, national missile defense and advanced technology development.

Bosnia Contact Information

Web site: http://www.dtic.mil/bosnia

The U.S. Army offers directions on how to send mail to any service member stationed in Bosnia and to their families in Germany. An individual may also send mail to an unspecified service member or family.

U.S. Air Force

Web site: http://www.af.mil

This Web site provides Air Force general information, including fact sheets; organizational structure and staff, job opportunities, press releases, speeches, news briefings, news features and Airman; fact sheets on weapons, activities and commands; biographies of Air Force leaders; a photo archive of weapons, operations and personnel; and links to Internet servers maintained by Air Force bases, commands and laboratories. Along with historical information, the Air Force band plays various musical selections (audio).

U.S. Army

Web site: http://www.army.mil

The Army Web site provides information on applied research, artificial intelligence, base closures, aviation, electronic data exchange, the environment, military science, mounted warfare, software development, special operations, tanks and technology transfer. Additional information is included on the Army chief of staff and other personnel, the Army mission, intelligence, recruiting, Army facilities worldwide and military history.

U.S. Marine Corps

Web site: http://www.usmc.mil

This Web site profiles the Marine Corps and its history and traditions. Also, links to the Marine Corps anonymous ftp site and other Marine Corps sites and public event listings are featured.

U.S. Navy

Web site: http://www.navy.mil

This is the gateway to the following Navy online resources: the Naval Command Control and Ocean Surveillance Center and the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Center in Pensacola, Fla. Other topics online are the Navy News Service, Navy Postgraduate School, Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Surface Warfare Centers, and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Search NavyNews, the Navy newsletter, and retrieve the latest issue, plus links to other Navy publications. Also listed are facility closings.

U.S. Naval Observatory

Web site: http://www.usno.navy.mil

This site offers information on tours of the observatory. The Flagstaff Station makes, analyzes and interprets dark sky observations and conducts research to improve the accuracy of astrometric and photometric data required to fulfill the mission of the USNO; and lists of observatory products and order forms. The astronomy section contains data sets on stars, stellar positions and information on the Navy prototype optical interferometer.

U.S. Department of Education

Web site: http://www.ed.gov

The Department site features information on its national education goals; Department guides for teachers and researchers; national initiatives, including Goals 2000 and the School-to-Work initiative; publications; press releases; a staff directory; funding opportunities; the Chronicle of Higher Education's electronic version, Academe This Week; and links to other education sites.

Educational Resources Information Center-ASK ERIC

Web site: http://www.ericae.net/search.htm

ERIC Digests

Web site: http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/index/

The ERIC system is a clearinghouse of education resources, including lesson plans for teachers, information on education issues, GOALS 2000 and information guides on education concepts in specific fields with expert commentary and bibliographies. The site features links to other ERIC clearinghouses.

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing

Web site: http://www.cse.ucla.edu

This site offers links to information on K-12 assessment research; information on education testing, research and development and evaluation.

National Center on Adult Literacy

Web site: http://literacy.org/ncal.html

This site provides links to the center's research agency, current projects, publications, the Department of Education, the Literacy Technology Laboratory, and the International Literacy Institute.

National Network of Regional Educational Laboratories

Web site: http://www.ed.gov/prog_info/Labs/

This site includes links to a staff directory and information on the regional educational laboratories, plus links to lab sites nationwide.

Postsecondary Education Office

Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/

This site includes links to the office of the assistant secretary for postsecondary education and to relevant programs and organizations. It also includes current student loan information and downloadable applications for federal student aid.

Project Easy Access for Students and Institutions

Web site: http://www.easi.ed.gov

Information on a collaboration among government, business and education leaders to reengineer the postsecondary education financial system is presented on this site


School-to-Work Initiative

Web site: http://www.stw.ed.gov

The School-to-Work initiative enables businesses, community organizations and government groups to partner with students to prepare them for the job market-increasing their interest in school and learning. The site includes information on events, announcements and grant descriptions.

U.S. Department of Energy

Web site: http://www.doe.gov

Find links to the publication DOENews, an information network, a DOE national telephone directory, program office descriptions and information services at this site.

Argonne National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.anl.gov

This site presents an overview of the ANL and major facilities, information resources and the DOE Office of Information Technology Conference. It includes an "Ask a Scientist" section and data on virtual reality.

Alternative Fuels Data Center

Web site: http://www.afdc.nrel.gov

News items on alternative fuels utilization, biofuels, refueling sites, the Alternative Fuels Hotline and other alternative fuels topics are included here.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.bnl.gov

Emphasizing BNL scientific and technical information, this site also describes departments, including the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron; Computing and Communications; Advanced Technology; the National Nuclear Data Center; and Safety and Environmental Protection.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Web site: http://www.cebaf.gov

This site includes links to news and events, weekly project progress updates, contact information and CEBAF e-mail addresses, maps and conferences and workshops. The Physics Division includes a link to the text of the Data Acquisition System, and the Accelerator Division provides pointers to Accelerator Operation, Accelerator Physics and the Free-Electron Laser. There's also a link to currently approved experiments.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Web site: http://www.fnal.gov

This site links to the Drell Panel full report, the Science of High-Energy Physics and the Insider's Guide to lab activities. It also provides general information and schedules.

Lawrence Berkley Laboratory

Web site: http://www.lbl.gov

On this site is an overview of the LBL, plus research news and highlights, scientific programs, technology transfer opportunities, computing services, library services, publications, education programs and job vacancies.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.llnl.gov

LLNL news, general information, core competency requirements, programs, projects, centers and consortia, and disciplines are on this site. Also featured is information on partnerships with the University of California, other laboratories and the private sector.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.lanl.gov

This site provides links to LabSource, a newsletter on the University of California's management of three Energy Department laboratories, a phone book and lists of job openings. There's also information by division and subject, and a software archive.

Mathematical, Information and Computational Sciences

Web site: http://www.ed.doe.gov/production/octr/mics/index.html

On this site are links to the Scalable Computing Laboratory, High-Performance Computing Research Facility, Supercomputing Computations Research Institute, parallel processing, and advanced software technology and algorithms.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.ornl.gov

This site covers research news, including partnerships with industry, schools and universities and other Department of Energy laboratories. There is also contact information for staff; a technical calendar; and employment information and research programs listed by directorates, centers and offices.

Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Web site: http://www.pnl.gov

This site describes the lab and provides pointers to seminars, press releases, laboratories and electronic information.

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Web site: http://www.pppl.gov

On this site is an overview of the lab, including a description of research projects and resources.

Sandia National Laboratory

Web site: http://www.sandia.gov

This site features a description of the lab's selected projects, initiatives and facilities; the technologies database; and staff phone numbers.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Web site: http://www.os.dhhs.gov

The DHHS Web site provides a range of health-related information, from facts on AIDS and cancer, to contracts and grants, to Social Security and morbidity and mortality statistics. There are links to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, which provides information on grant programs for security benefits; preventing and controlling disease and alcohol and drug abuse; conducting and supporting medical and biomedical research; and promoting child development. Policy information such as program evaluation abstracts, pending legislation and consumer information is also included.

Administration on Children and Families

Web site: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov

This site includes information promoting the economic and social well-being of children and families, such as welfare reform demonstration program information, news releases, recent policy information, staff e-mail addresses, contact information and program announcements.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Web site: http://www.cdc.gov

On this site is the full text of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, plus links to the Epi Info public-domain software program of the World Health Organization, a system for data management and public health statistics for IBM-compatible microcomputers. Other diverse topics are information on managed care organizations, vaccines necessary for travel, cruise ship sanitation, diabetes, youth tobacco addiction and healthy body weight.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/

This site is a resource for those seeking federal consumer health publications and links to health information. National Cancer Institute/CancerNet

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Web site: http://www.cancer.gov/cancer_information/

Cancer.Gov provides information on cancer and cancer treatments, such as National Cancer Institute statements on specific types of cancer and their treatments, discussions of screening for various cancers, articles about cancer prevention and information about specific drugs. CancerLit is a database of citations from and abstracts of scholarly articles about cancer and cancer treatment.

U.S. Department of the Interior

Web site: http://www.doi.gov

General information about DOI highlights this site, plus an organizational chart, budget information, job announcements and links to various bureaus. This site also includes information on national parks, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and congressional testimony.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Web site: http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html

This site describes the BIA, its director and its education programs. Lists of regional offices and current press releases are also included.

Fish and Wildlife Refuge Service

Web site: http://www.fws.gov

The FWS Web site provides information on its service, mission and activities, as well as job announcements and press releases. It contains the text of the Endangered Species Act and a list of endangered species, information about duck stamps and short descriptions on selected fish species. Lists also state information on environmental contaminants, wildlife laws, wetlands and federal aid to states for wildlife and sport fish restoration.

National Park Service

Web site: http://www.nps.gov

Featured on this site is background information on NPS, plus a contact list, publications, information on individual national parks, NPS data and information on the American Civil War Battlefield Protection Plan, the National Archeological Database, and the Prairie Grove Battlefield.

U.S. Department of Justice

Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov

Community Relations Service

Web site:


General information about the DOJ and contact information for CRS offices nationwide are included on this site.

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office

Web site: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/

This site provides information on congressional activities and the office's mission and goals, as well as links to other sites, including the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

National Institute of Justice

Web site: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij

This site contains searchable NIJ directories and files on antistalking models, assessing the impact of the Dade County, Fla., felony drug court, the Children At-Risk Program, drug testing by hair analysis, the Drug Use Forecasting Program, jail boot camps, and gangs and community policing.

U.S. Department of Labor

Web site: http://www.dol.gov

The DOL site provides information about the Labor Department and the secretary of labor. There are links to media releases, regulatory information, labor-related data and grant and contract information. The labor-related data section contains the official databases of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Mine Safety and Health Administration data on mining accidents and injury statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

U.S. Department of State

Web site: http://www.state.gov

On this site are links to the State Department Foreign Affairs Network, speeches, travel advisories, and human rights and country reports. Also, one may click on links to the Agency for International Development and the American Foreign Service Association servers. The site includes information on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Foreign Affairs Network

Web site: http://www.dosfan.lib.uic.edu

Links to State Department publications and major reports, treaties and other legal documents can be found on this site. The site also includes consular and travel information, general foreign policy, contact information and historical and declassified documents. The consular and travel information section has foreign travel per diem rates.


Consumer Product Safety Commission

Web site: http://www.cpsc.gov

This site provides instructions for reporting an unsafe consumer product. The site includes files of press releases; public calendars; Federal Register notices; information for manufacturers, retailers and distributors; and instructions for receiving information from CPSC via e-mail.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Web site: http://www.nasa.gov

The NASA Web site offers links to NASA news, subjects of public interest, NASA's strategic plan, and other NASA strategies, policies, public affairs information, NASA online educational resources and NASA information sources by subject.

NASA Earth Observing System

Web site: http://www.eos.nasa.gov

Discover, retrieve and display documents and data about the Earth Observing System (EOS), review information on EOS issues and access the Payload Panel Report-all on NASA's Web site. Resources to be added include Algorithm Theoretical Basis documents, the EOS Reference Handbook, the EOS directory, images from various satellites and airborne instruments, and cross-references to other EOS-related information servers on the Internet.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Web site: http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/

This site serves as a central guide for many NASA projects and services. The NASA "Information by Subject" section connects to servers by subject category. The map links to the Web sites of NASA centers and servers of other national and international space agencies. Also included is a personnel locator, which finds addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for NASA staff, as well as a "Public Affairs" section, which provides access to satellite images and information about space shuttle missions and astronauts.

NASA K-12 National Research and Education Network

Web site: http://www.quest.arc.nasa.gov

This site contains materials aimed at elementary, middle, high school and community college teachers. Information includes science lesson plans and curricular guides; guides to Internet science sources; and database, image and text files to support special NASA education projects.

NASA Kennedy Space Flight Center

Web site: http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/ksc.html

This site provides NASA's Gopher, Web and Telnet sites organized by center and project. The "Archive" section provides information about past space missions, listed by project name and mission number, shuttle missions, planetary probes, and upcoming missions. The site gives readers access to images transmitted from space, lists of mission objectives and accomplishments, and biological data about crew members. The "FAQ" section includes shuttle mission schedules, an article about becoming an astronaut, and instructions for obtaining a launch pass.

NASA Liftoff to Space Exploration

Web site: http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/

On this Web site, a visitor can locate information on Astro-2 experiments and discoveries and read the Astro-2 log and find out about the shuttle flight crew. One can also view stars, galaxies, planets and quasars in ultraviolet light.

NASA Shuttle Mission

Web site: http://www.shuttle.nasa.gov/index.html

On this site are links to experiments in the second flight of the sixth space shuttle mission, Columbia. Information on the Microgravity Laboratory, which will be used to investigate the near-weightless environment on Columbia and how it affects fluids, combustion, material structures and protein crystals is also on this site. The purpose of the investigation is to demonstrate the technology needed to further microgravity research on the shuttle and the International Space Station. Also, information on the countdown, launch, orbit, landing, crew, photos and press releases can be found here.

Smithsonian Institution

Web site: http://www.si.edu

This multifaceted site has links to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian photo server.

Smithsonian Center for Earth and Planetary Studies and National Air and Space Museum

Web site: http://www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/

Links to servers show unusual images of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's collision with Jupiter and the Space Shuttle Repository and Regional Planetary Image Facility.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Web site: http://www.nmnh.si.edu

This site offers directories and files on botany, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, paleontology and other biological information.


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