The education category of Journalist’s Resource includes scholarly material on a variety of subjects within the discipline. The studies are selected for their timeliness, authority and public-policy importance.
Thousands of research papers on all manner of subjects can also be found in databases such as SSRN, PLos One and Google Scholar. When searching, try to find studies that are published in research-oriented journals, that come from universities or non-partisan research organizations, and that cite other studies published in journals.
Here are some other helpful places to look for more information:
- ERIC: Education Resources Information Center: Digital library of education literature provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
- American Educational Research Association: Scholarly journal articles and other materials.
- International Activities Program: Statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education.
- Nation’s Report Card: Information about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States.
- National Center for Education Statistics: From the U.S. Department of Education, NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
- Stanford University School of Education: Research from a variety of academic centers.
- Wisconsin Center for Education Research: From the University of Wisconsin, papers, surveys, studies and news.
- Harvard Graduate School of Education: A variety of ongoing research projects, initiatives and centers.
- UNESCO/OECD/EUROSTAT Online Education Database: Indicators and analysis on the operation, evolution and impact of education worldwide. The data is provided by Ministries of Education and National Statistics Offices.
- Edstats: Resource from the World Bank, which compiles education data from international sources.
Site list courtesy of the Harvard Kennedy School Library.