Policy and Legislation Related Websites

Federal Government

  • Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.
    • THOMAS - Run by the Library of Congress, this web site will allow you to search for pieces of legislation by key word, bill number or cosponsor for Congressional sessions dating back to 1989, the 101st Congressional Session.
  • Supreme Court - Official webpage of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • The White House - Official webpage of the White House. Here is a direct link to the White House Education page.
  • U.S. Department of Education - The official website of the U.S. Department of Education. Here is a direct link to the No Child Left Behind webpage, the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
    • This linkwill take you to information for your high school students on the new Federal Student Aid Application.
  • U.S. House of Representatives - Find your member and track legislation.
  • U.S. Senate - Find your Senators and track legislation.


Additional Information

  • Recommended Guidelines for Conducting Background Checks on Volunteers - The safety of children in the mass care shelter environment is of paramount concern to the National Commission on Children and Disasters.
  • Best Evidence Encyclopedia - Best Evidence Encyclopedia presents reliable reviews of research-proven educational programs.
  • Digest of Education Statistics - National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education
  • Education Commission of the States - ECS is a nationwide resource for education policy.
  • Federal Statistical Resources - University of Michigan Federal Publication Documents Center. Information on many topics, including education.
  • NAEP Data - This tool provides you with tables of detailed results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress' national and state assessments. The data are based on information gathered from the students, teachers and schools that participated in NAEP. National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education.
  • Stateline - A clearinghouse of news headlines, at the state and federal level, covering a broad variety of topics. This link takes you to the education headlines.