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


The U.S. Department of Education publishes a number of books and pamphlets in order to disseminate information and research about education issues. The publications that follow are available free from various Department offices and clearinghouses, or at a charge from the Government Printing Office (GPO) or the Consumer Information Center (CIC). This guide lists and describes briefly those publications that could be useful to teachers. Information on ordering follows at the end of the section.

Classroom Instruction/Disciplines


Improving Math and Science Teaching, GPO, #065-000-00553-1, $1.75

Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

free from OERI (max. 2 copies) OR 93-3044
Bulk, GPO, #065-000-00574-3, $25 for 25 copies

What Schools Can Do To Improve Math & Science Achievement By
Minority & Female Students

Free from the Office of Civil Rights

Riding the Wind: Rural Leadership in Science and Mathematics Education

GPO, #065-000-00709-6, $6


Reading In and Out of School: Factors Influencing the Literacy Achievement of American Students in Grades 4, 8, and 12 in 1988 and 1990

GPO, # 065-000-00501-8, $3.75

Bilingual Education

How To Integrate Language and Content Instruction: A Training Manual;

Center for Applied Linguistics, attn. Cynthia Daniels, 4646 - 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016, (202)362-0700; $12.00 plus 10% for shipping. Total cost $13.20.

Vocational and Adult Education

A Guide to Special Demonstration and Teacher Training Projects

free from Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse, OVAE

Bibliography of Resource Materials

free from Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse, OVAE

NCRVE Products (catalog) free from NCRVE

Reaching the Goals: Goal 5: Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning

GPO, #065-000-00582-4; $2.75

Students and Communities

On Students

A Profile of the American Eighth Grader

GPO, #065-000-00404-6, $9

Parental Involvement

Policy Perspectives: Parental Involvement in Education

GPO, # 065-000-00459-3, $1.50

Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services

GPO, call (202) 783-3238 for number & price


Catalog of Selected Federal Publications on Illegal Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Free from the Federal Drug, Alcohol, and Crime Clearinghouse Network; call 1 (800) 788-2800

Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)'s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) Publications Catalog

Free from NCADI

Learning to Live Drug-Free: A Curriculum Model for Prevention

This curriculum model provides a framework for classroom-based prevention efforts in kindergarten through grade 12. The model includes lessons, activities, background for teachers, and suggestions for involving parents and the community in drug prevention. Free from NCADI

Reaching the Goals: Goal 6: Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools

GPO, #065-000-00555-7, $2.25

Success Stories from Drug-Free Schools: A Guide for Educators, Parents, & Policymakers

This guide is designed to share the experiences and advice from programs at 107 schools recognized in the Drug-Free School Recognition Program in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 academic years. Free from NCADI

National Commission on Drug-Free Schools: Final Report, September 1990

Free from NCADI

What Works: Schools Without Drugs

This publication provides assistance to schools and communities in developing a comprehensive program to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Free from Schools Without Drugs/ Pueblo, CO 81009; or call 1 (800) 624-0100 (also available in Spanish)

Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide To Prevention

This handbook is distributed to parents, educators, and community groups to help families take an active role in drug prevention before they have a problem. Free from Growing Up Drug Free/Pueblo, CO 81009 or call 1 (800) 624-0100 (also available in Spanish)

Youth & Alcohol: Selected Reports to the Surgeon General

Free from NCADI

Drug Prevention Curricula: A Guide to Selection and Implementation

This guide is designed to assist educators in selecting, designing, and implementing educationally sound curricula for use in a drug prevention program. Free from NCADI

Audiovisual Materials

The Department has produced nine drug prevention videos for students in all grades. The videos are available on loan from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. A series of posters developed in conjunction with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America also is available from the Clearinghouse.

Special Needs

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Regular School Settings

Free from OSERS

Information Kit: Education of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder

Free from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (800) 328-0272.

Discipline of Handicapped Students in Elementary & Secondary Schools

Free from the Office of Civil Rights

Business-Community-Education Partnerships

A Guide to Developing Education Partnerships

GPO, # 065-000-00619-7, $4.25

Synthesis of Existing Knowledge and Practice in the Field of Educational Partnerships

Free from OERI, PIP 93-1102

Project Abstracts: Educational Partnerships Program

Free from OERI, PIP 93-1117

An Overview of Evaluation Research on Selected Educational Partnerships

ERIC, ED 325536, $3.53 or from OERI

Teachers and Teaching

Professional Development

Achieving World Class Standards: The Challenge for Educating Teachers

GPO, #065-000-00557-3, $4.25

Teaching Strategies

Hard Work and High Expectations: Motivating Students to Learn

GPO, #065-000-00496-8, $1.25

On the Teaching Profession

America's Teachers: Profile of a Profession

GPO, #065-000-00567-1, $13.00

Schools and Staffing in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1990-91

GPO, #065-000-00581-6, $6.50

Toward a New Science of Instruction

GPO, #065-000-00589-1, $5.50

School Policy


National Assessment of Educational Progress

brochure; free from OERI

Principals/School Management

The Principal's Role in Shaping School Culture

GPO, #065-000-00426-7, $3.75A

Collaboration to Build Competence -- The Urban Superintendents' Perspective

GPO, #065-000-00475-5, $4.00

School Improvement

The National Education Goals Report 1994: Building A Nation of Learners

GPO, call (202) 783-3238 for number & price

Standards for All: A Vision of Education in the 21st Century

brochure; free from OERI

Developing Leaders For Restructuring Schools: New Habits of Mind and Heart

GPO, #065-000-00444-5, $3.50

Toward Quality in Education: The Leader's Odyssey

GPO, #065-000-00605-7, $6.50

Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Professional System of Education & Human Services

GPO, $11.00

Using Technology to Support Education Reform

Free from OERI

Changing Education: Resources for Systemic Reform

Free from OERI

Civil Rights

ED FACTS: Information About OCR

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

How to File a Discrimination Complaint

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

The Guidance Counselor's Role in Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunity

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

Magnet Schools: Promoting Equal Opportunity and Quality Education

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

Sexual Harassment --- It's Not Academic

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

Placement of School Children with AIDS

Free from the Office for Civil Rights

Grant Guides

The U. S. Department of Education administers a number of grants, both through state formula grant programs and through competitive discretionary grant programs. The following guides detail the range of funding opportunities available at the federal level.

U.S. Department of Education: Guide To Programs, 1992 (OPA)

U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: Guide to Programs, Fiscal Year 1992 (OESE)

U.S. Department of Education: Funding For Mathematics And Science Education (OERI)

Programs Supporting Mathematics and Science Education (OERI)

Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program: Program Abstracts 1989-1992
(OESE; School Effectiveness Division)

Resource Guide for Discretionary National Vocational-Technical and Adult Literacy Education Programs (OVAE, Division of National Programs)

Handbook on Serving Private School Children With Federal Education Programs (OPRE)

Publications Available from 1-800-USA-LEARN

The Information Resource Center can send you publications on a wide array of education issues. By simply calling 1-800-USA-LEARN, you may inquire about and order the following:

How We Help Americans Learn
A Bright New Era in Education
Preparing Your Child for College (2nd edition)
Teacher Forum Packet
Teachers and Goals 2000
An Invitation to Your Community
A Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education
Summer Learning Recipes: Grades K-3
Summer Learning Recipes: Grades 4-5
Summer Learning Recipes: Grades 6-8
Summer Learning Recipes: Grades 9-12
Strong Families, Strong Schools
Community Action Toolkit
Moving to the Head of the Class
Employers, Families, Schools: Family Friendly Business
Statement of Common Purpose
Family Involvement Brochures
Together We Can Packet
Implementing School Wide Programs
Goals 2000 Progress Report
Family Involvement Partnership Strategic Plan
Back to School Publications
Religious Expression in Public Schools
National Technology Plan for Education
Reading Kit
Reading Kit (Pre-K)
Reading Kit (Camera Copy)
Reading Kit (Camera Ready Pre-K)
Building Capacity: Higher Education & Goals 2000
Building Bridges from School to Work
All Children Ready to Learn
Safe, Disciplined, & Drug-Free Schools
High Academic Standards
Technology: Tools for Transforming Teaching/Learning
Arts in Education
Telecomputing Stories: Real People Doing Real Things. . .
Successful School-To-Work Programs


GOALS 2000 Community Newsletter

Community Update is the U.S. Department of Education's free monthly newsletter serving communities across the country in their efforts to achieve the National Education Goals. The newsletter reports on effective community programs targeting one or more of the goals, highlights new resources and publications to help communities reach the goals, and reports on the monthly GOALS 2000 Satellite Town Meeting. Community Update also features the Community Exchange, which allows people around the country to ask questions or provide suggestions on specific reform activities. Call 1-800-USA-LEARN to be placed on the GOALS 2000 mailing list.

OERI Bulletin

The Bulletin, which is published three or four times a year, describes office priorities and OERI-funded publications, and highlights new programs, research and statistical findings, upcoming competitions and events, and recent grants and contracts from each of OERI's program offices. Free from OERI.

State of the Art: Transforming Ideas in Teaching and Learning

This series shows the intersection of research and practice by discussing 10-12 key research-based ideas that transform practice in a content area. Math issued 7/93, Science-8/93, Reading-11/93. Free from OERI.

Research Reports

Research Reports present nontechnical discussions of education issues. Topics to date include Meeting Goal 3, Parental Satisfaction and the Need for Standards, Who Controls the Schools -- the Principal's and the Teacher's View, and What's Wrong With Writing? Free from OERI.

Consumer Guides

Consumer Guides provide basic information on an education innovation. Titles to date include Cooperative Learning, Performance Assessment, Reading Recovery, and School-Based Management. Free from OERI.

Focus: Occasional Papers in Bilingual Education

Focus offers thought-provoking articles on issues of current concern in bilingual education. Recent issues have featured early childhood programs for language minority children, teacher education programs for teachers of language minority children, the role of research in bilingual studies, and the impact of bilingualism on testing for academic achievement. NCBE, $3.50 each. (Current listings and back issues available through "NCBE Forum".)

The Challenge: Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools

The Challenge, a quarterly newsletter, highlights successful programs, provides the latest research on effective prevention measures, and answers questions about school-based efforts. Free from Drug Outreach and Planning, OESE (c/o Charlotte Gillespie, (202) 401-3030).

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