External Education Links

The links below provide access to additional education-related information on the Internet. The content provided on these Web sites is not endorsed by the Ohio Department of Education. The information is provided as a service to ODE Web site visitors who are interested in viewing other education-related Web sites.

The ODE Web Policy for posting links on this Web site include educational links that are hosted by government (.gov) or not for profit (.net, .org) sites only. Commercial (.com) links are not published on this site, with two exceptions: the Ohio Revised Code Web site and Adobe.com, where a free Acrobat Reader is available for download. The Acrobat Reader is necessary for viewing PDF files available on this site.  

ACT, Inc.
ACT, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides educational services to students and their parents, to high schools and colleges, to professional associations and government agencies, and to business and industry.

ACT Student
ACT's site for student ACT test takers. Students are able to register for the ACT as well as view their scores.  It also provides study documents and answers more questions students have about the ACT.

Administrative Rule Hearings
Public notice of administrative rule hearings are now available through the Register of Ohio at www.registerofohio.state.oh.us. Section 119.03 of the Revised Code no longer requires rule making agencies to publish such notices in regional newspapers. Instead, Ohio law requires public notices of administrative rule hearings to be submitted electronically (along with rules) to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, Secretary of State, and Legislative Service Commission for publication on the Register. Copies of rules that have been filed with JCARR, LSC, and the Secretary of State are also available through the Register of Ohio. LSC reserves up to a week for rules to be posted on the Register while public notices will be posted the day after initial filing of the rules. Note that at this time, only ‘119’ rules and not ‘111’ rules are published on the Register. ‘119’ rules are filed pursuant to section 119.03 of the Revised Code and require a public hearing while ‘111’ rules, which are filed pursuant to section 111.15 of the Revised Code, do not. The Department of Education currently has no 111 rules.

American Association of School Administrators
The American Association of School Administrators is the chief organization for superintendents and senior staff members of the 14,800 school districts of the United States. They publish a journal, other resources, and host conferences.

American Educational Research Association
The American Educational Research Association is the world's largest research organization dedicated to educational research. It is organized into divisions by topical area and each division operates its own extensive Web site(s). AERA publishes numerous influential journals in education.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has over 200,000 members worldwide including superintendents, curriculum directors, principals, school board members, teachers, and higher education faculty. It publishes many resources and hosts conferences of various types throughout the year.

Buckeye Association of School Administrators
BASA is a nonprofit professional organization of Ohio school system superintendents and others that works to develop exemplary school system leaders and advocates for public education.

Census 2000  - Ohio School Districts Demographic Data

Council of Chief State Schools Officers
The Council of Chief State Schools Officers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the member organization of the chief administrative officers (state superintendents or commissioners) of the 50 states and U.S. territories. CCSSO publishes a variety of reports and organizes consortia of states to pursue various collaborative projects. Valerie A. Woodruff, Delaware's Secretary of Eductaion, is president of CCSSO.

EDUCAUSE (.edu Domain Names) 
The Department of Commerce awarded management of the .edu domain to EDUCAUSE in October 2001. Requests for new names in the domain are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible institutions, and holders of .edu domain names must use this Web site to manage their domains and hosts. EDUCAUSE also is the exclusive provider of contact information for the .edu domain, available on the Whois server.

Education Monetary Assistance Distribution
Education Monetary Assistance Distribution
Information and Help

Educator Standards Board (ESB) 
Under Senate Bill 2, the Educator Standards Board was created and charged with bringing standards-based reform to the educator level by defining standards for teachers and principals at all stages of their careers.

eTech Ohio
eTech Ohio is legislatively charged with aligning content and technology resources and expertise, eliminating unnecessary duplication of services, providing visionary leadership for enhancing learning through the use of technology for Ohioans of all ages and leveraging shared networking to utilize available resources more efficiently. eTech Ohio's mission is to advance education and accelerate the learning of Ohioans through technology

Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S.Department of State and arranges direct one-to-one classroom exchanges to over thirty countries for teachers at the elementary, secondary, two-year, and four-year college levels. Administrators can participate in six-week shadowing experiences in nine different countries.

Governor's Commission on Teaching Success
Governor's Commission on Teaching Success Web site. Ohio’s Student Success Law (Senate Bill 1) called for the creation of the Commission. Its membership includes teachers, school administrators, college administrators and faculty, parents, business and community leaders, and public officials from throughout Ohio.

Governor’s Initiative for Increasing the Graduation Rate

Head Start Information and Publications Center
Head Start Publications Management Center (HSIPC), a service of the Head Start Bureau, supports the Head Start community and other organizations working in the interest of children and families by providing information products and services, conference and meeting support, publication distribution, and marketing and outreach efforts.

INFOhio is a statewide cooperative school library and information network. Our 12-13 Transition Initiative seeks to assist students in the transition from high school to college by increasing information literacy skills.

Information Technology Centers

ACCESS – Area Cooperative Computerized Educational Service System
HCCA – Hamilton/Clermont Cooperative Association
LACA – Licking Area Computer Association
LEECA – Lake Erie Educational Computer Association
LGCA – Lake Geauga Computer Association
LNOCA – Lakeshore Northeast Ohio Computer Association
MDECA – Metropolitan Dayton Educational Cooperative Association
MEC – Metropolitan Educational Council
MVECA – Miami Valley Educational Computer Association
NOACSC – Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative
NCOCC – North Central Ohio Computer Cooperative
NEOMIN – Northeast Ohio Management Information Network
NEONET – Northeast Ohio Network for Educational Technology
NOECA – Northern Ohio Educational Computer Association
NWOCA – Northwest Ohio Computer Association
OECN – Ohio Education Computer Network
OECN/Finger – Ohio Education Computer Network WWW/Finger Gateway
OME-RESA – Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Service Agency
SCOCA – South Central Ohio Computer Association
SEOVEC – South East Ohio Voluntary Education Cooperative
SPARCC – Stark/Portage Area Computer Consortium
SWOCA – SouthWest Ohio Computer Association
TCCSA – Tri-County Computer Services Association
TRECA – Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association
WOCO – Western Ohio Computer Organization

Know it Now
The State Library of Ohio's live online reference service. Know it Now unites the information expertise of librarians, the comprehensive resources of Ohio's public libraries and advanced technology to meet your information needs whenever you need it, wherever you are.

KnowledgeWorks Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a charitable foundation with an endowment of approximately $200 million, is Ohio's largest education philanthropy. Its systemic, research-based, education reforms are dedicated to removing barriers to higher education for all Ohioans.

Learning First Alliance
The Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of 12 leading educational associations that have come together to improve student learning in America's public elementary and secondary schools.

Maps of Ohio's School Districts
Courtesy of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Web site. PDF maps of Ohio School Districts.

National Association of Elementary School Principals
The National Association of Elementary School Principals is headquartered in the greater Washington, DC area and provides numerous resources related to elementary schools.

National Association of Secondary School Principals
The National Association for Secondary School Principals is the chief professional organization for middle school and high school principals. They commission reports, publish a journal, and host conferences.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The education-related statistics gathering and analyzing branch of the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Forum on Education Statistics
Also part of the U.S. Department of Education.

National Institute for Literacy – Partnership For Reading
The Partnership for Reading site offers information about the effective teaching of reading for children, adolescents, and adults, based on the evidence from quality research. The Partnership invites you to explore this site for information on the research, principles about reading instruction suggested by the research, and products for parents, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers.

National Middle School Association
The National Middle School Association, headquartered in Columbus, OH, is dedicated to the establishment, promotion, and improvement of middle schools to better serve the needs of young adolescents. NMSA and its various state affiliates sponsors professional development, publishes research on issues at the middle level, and hosts various conferences.

National Parent Teacher Association
The National Parent Teacher Association is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, dedicated to promoting the welfare of children in the home and at school.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
NCREL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides research-based expertise, resources, assistance and professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and policymakers.

Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators is the primary professional association of more than 2,200 of Ohio’s elementary and middle school administrators. In addition to building principals and assistant principals, the association’s membership includes aspiring principals, retired administrators, and central office administrators such as curriculum coordinators, supervisors of special programs, etc., whose responsibilities give them an interest in elementary and middle level education.

Ohio Association for Gifted Children
Since 1952, the Ohio Association for Gifted Children,  OAGC, has been working with families and educators to promote the best interest of gifted children. OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. OAGC is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 
OAHPERD is committed to the well-being of the people of Ohio, by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and life long learning through opportunities for professional leadership and development, service and advocacy.

Ohio Association of School Business Officials
The Ohio Association of School Business Officials is a not-for-profit educational management organization dedicated to learning, utilizing. and sharing the best methods and technology of school business administration.

Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA)
OASSA is a professional organization that serves approximately 2,400 middle level and senior high administrators in Ohio. Composed primarily of principals, it provides professional development opportunities, legal services, legal representation and student activities.

 Ohio Association of Supervisors and Coordinators for Exceptional Students
OASCES is the largest special education organization in Ohio. The Association develops and implements special education services.

Ohio Board of Regents
The Ohio Board of Regents leads, advocates, and coordinates the process of on-going transformation of higher education to maximize accessible, quality learning opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner resulting in individual successes and an improved intellectual, social and economic life for all Ohioans.

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Established in 1989, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management provides Ohioans with constructive, non-violent forums, processes and techniques for resolving disputes.

Ohio Education Computer Network
State software development team

Ohio Foreign Language Association
The Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA) is an organization of foreign language teachers in the state of Ohio.The OFLA is a member of the Central States Conference (CSC), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and an affiliate of the Ohio Education Association (OEA).

Ohio Head Start Association
The Ohio Head Start Association, Inc. (OHSAI) is a collective group of Head Start programs in the state whose purpose is to provide training and technical assistance for Head Start administrators, staff and parents.

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC)
The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council is an advisory and study group comprised of representatives of key professional associations, business and school board representatives, practitioners in leadership roles, higher education representatives, and state department of education personnel. The primary role of the Council is to advise the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Leadership Core Team in the development, implementation and evaluation of a coherent leadership development system for Ohio.

Ohio Middle School Association
OMSA's principal purpose is to promote the middle school concept and provide a medium for those involved with Ohio's elementary, middle and junior high schools to share with one another.

Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, and Reading
The Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science and Reading (ORC), is a project that will identify and disseminate effective instructional and professional development resources and best practices to schools, school districts and higher education; support sustained professional development for teachers and administrators in the effective adoption of best practices and teaching resources; and foster an integrated educational research and development capacity for Ohio through collaboration with colleges and universities involved in teacher preparation.

Ohio Revised Code
This site provides the Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Administrative Code for easy access through a table of contents and individual sections of text. Either navigate to the section of the code in which you are interested or use the search form to find keywords for your topic.

Ohio School Boards Association
The Ohio School Boards Association is a private, not-for-profit statewide organization of public school boards. Founded in 1955, OSBA's purpose is to encourage and advance public education through local citizen responsibility. Truly member driven, OSBA's policies are determined by its members. Membership in OSBA is open to all public school boards.

Ohio School for the Deaf 
Since 1829 OSD has offered an academically challenging environment with full participation in athletic programs and after-school activities.  The Ohio School for the Deaf is a multi-cultural, diverse campus located on 137 acres in suburban Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State School For the Blind
The Ohio State School for the Blind was established as the nation's first public school for the visually impaired in 1837.  The school was relocated from its downtown Columbus location in 1953, to its present site approximately 10 miles north of downtown.

OhioSchooLeaders.org is a Web site maintained by the Center for Special Needs Populations at The Ohio State University. It contains information about resources, profiles, grants, data, upcoming events, regional contacts and more.

PTO Central
The goal of this website is to provide information and insight on an array of issues facing today’s schools, from a parent-teacher organizations viewpoint.

Phi Delta Kappa
An international association of professional educators. PDK mission is to promote quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education.

Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed promotes parental involvement in schools. Visitors can sign a pledge of commitment to their local school and child's education.

Public School Parents Network
The Public School Parents Network is a site designed and maintained by parents of public school children to serve as an information source and reference guide for all parents of school age students. PSPN is committed to candidly addressing the educational issues that confront school age students, and their parents daily.

School Matters
School Matters is provided by the National Education Data Partnership -- a collaborative effort of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services, and the CELT Corporation.  It is funded by the Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide an impartial, transparent analysis of the nation's educational data.

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
The Southern Regional Education Board, founded in 1948 at the request of Southern governors, was the nation’s first compact for education. Over the years SREB has worked to improve every aspect of education – from early childhood education to doctoral degrees and beyond.

  • High Schools That Work  
    High Schools That Work (HSTW) is the largest and oldest of the Southern Regional Education Board’s school improvement initiatives for high school and middle grades leaders and teachers. More than 1,200 HSTW sites in 32 states are using the framework of HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement.

State Education Department Web Sites

District of Columbia

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) 
The Ohio Department of Education is one of seven partners that created a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Web site focused on the infusion of high-level mathematics and science into the school curriculum. The Ohio STEM site was created with the assistance of funding from the Bill Gates Foundation. Included are the national philosophy and Ohio-specific information.

Summit Education Initiative
SEI is a community-based nonprofit working through community partnerships to significantly improve the educational experience and learning outcomes for all children in Summit County, Ohio.

University System of Ohio
The official Web site for Ohio’s 14 public universities, 24 branch campuses and 23 community colleges. The site also includes information about grants and scholarships, workforce education and training programs, Seniors to Sophomores, and the Ohio Board of Regents

U.S. Department of Education
This is the portal for the various Web sites operated and/or funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This includes Web sites for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the so-called "Nation's Report Card"), various research consortia targeted to specific issues, field-based centers who work with regions of the nation on reform issues, and educational data of various kinds.

This initiative engages at-risk students to encourage them to graduate from high school. 

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