- Public Policy Institute of California - information on education and other policy issues in California
- Pew Research Center - information on education other policy issues in the United States
- Rand - information on education & the arts in the United States
- National Center of Education Statistics - from the U.S. Department of Education
- The Condition of Education - from the National Center of Education Statistics
- State of Preschool Yearbook - from National Institute for Early Education Research
- Kids Count Data Center: California - from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, demographics & data on economic well being
- State Rankings - from the National Education Association
- World Data on Education -from UNESCO
- EdSource - research, information, and analysis on education programs in California
- National Education Policy Center - peer reviewed research on educational policy
- What Works Clearinghouse - from the Institution of Education Sciences
- Health: Children & Teenagers - from MedlinePlus
- Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion - from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Children's Health & the Built Environment - from the Center for Disease Control
Education: Santa Cruz County
- National Center for Education Statistics Santa Cruz Schools, Colleges, and Libraries
Santa Cruz County Office of Education
- Santa Cruz County Scorecard - statistics on children's well-being in Santa Cruz County from ChildrenNow.org
- Santa Cruz County Assessment Project (2013) - in-depth data from surveys and community organizations on quality of life in Santa Cruz from the United Way. Includes information
- Community Information Database - from the Santa Cruz Public Library
- Calipshere - Primary sources on California history and culture
- Library of Congress - Primary sources on U.S. history and culture
- DocsTeach (National Archives) - Primary sources on U.S. history and culture
- Discovery Education
- PBS Learning
- Smithsonian Education
FOR WEBSITES CONSIDER...
Consider the source--Use recognized authorities. Know who is responsible for the content.
Focus on quality--All Web sites are not created equal. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?
Be a cyberskeptic--Does the site make health claims that seem too good to be true? Does the information use deliberately obscure, "scientific" sounding language? Does it promise quick, dramatic, miraculous results?
Look for the evidence--Rely on medical research, not opinion. Does the site identify the author? Does it rely on testimonials?
Check for currency--Look for the latest information Is the information current?
Beware of bias--What is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2014