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This research guide will point you toward  resources that you can use as a prospective teacher or education administrator. This concise guide should point you toward some useful links and resources from the federal government and State of California. 

Government documents can lend a note of authority to your research. Use this guide to provide support for your thesis and dissertation.

New Publications from the U.S. Dept. of Education (6/12)

The U.S. Department of Education has produced a variety of free information on such timely topics as ensuring the safety of the nation’s schools, the prevention of bullying, and Public School Community Partnerships. This information, along with other noteworthy topics are available to you at no cost from the ED Pubs website at

http://www.edpubs.gov/ or by calling toll free,  1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ET).
 

We encourage you to visit our website or call us at 1-877-4-ED-PUBS, to order your copies of this helpful information.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Research & Statistical Information from the U.S. Department of Education

The following resources will help you to gather and analyze statistics for your reports and assignments.

California State Board of Education, Standards & Frameworks

Standards and Frameworks can be described in three categories:  Content standards, Common Core State Standards and Curriculum Frameworks.

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English-language arts and mathematics were adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) on August 2, 2010.

Curriculum Frameworks
Frameworks are blueprints for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education and are developed by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission.

California Testing and Accountability

Information about student academic achievement and program requirements.

Resources for Teachers

The following web links will lead you to government resources for teaching, and lesson plans,  that you can use in the classroom.  Includes learning support for teachers from the California Dept. of Education.

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18111 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
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The White House on Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act invested heavily in education both as a way to provide jobs now and lay the foundation for long-term prosperity.

Providing a high-quality education for all children is critical to America’s economic future. Our nation’s economic competitiveness and the path to the American Dream depend on providing every child with an education that will enable them to succeed in a global economy that is predicated on knowledge and innovation. President Obama is committed to providing every child access to a complete and competitive education, from cradle through career.

The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life to influence learning. President Obama is committed to providing the support that our youngest children need to prepare to succeed later in school. The President supports a seamless and comprehensive set of services and support for children, from birth through age 5.

President Obama will reform America’s public schools to deliver a 21st Century education that will prepare all children for success in the new global workplace. He will foster a race to the top in our nation’s schools, by promoting world-class academic standards and a curriculum that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and the innovative use of knowledge to prepare students for college and career. He will push to end the use of ineffective, "off-the-shelf" tests, and support new, state-of-the-art assessment and accountability systems that provide timely and useful information about the learning and progress of individual students.

Teachers are the single most important resource to a child’s learning. President Obama will ensure that teachers are supported as professionals in the classroom, while also holding them more accountable. He will invest in innovative strategies to help teachers to improve student outcomes, and use rewards and incentives to keep talented teachers in the schools that need them the most. President Obama will invest in a national effort to prepare and reward outstanding teachers, while recruiting the best and brightest to the field of teaching. And he will challenge State and school districts to remove ineffective teachers from the classroom.