The Internet offers a wealth of information on the topic of education. Educators, students, parents and concerned citizens will find copious resources for everything from homework help to comparative statistics.
Another comprehensive source of educational data is the Educational Resources Information Center. A federally funded information system by the creators of AskERIC, this resource provides a virtual library, lesson plans and a personalized question and answer service.
If you're looking for information on specific schools or school districts, The School Report is the site to visit. You'll find a wide range of information on local educational systems, including school maps, student statistics, the number of computers in the classroom, the percentage of students going to college, average class size and student/teacher ratios. If you are considering an international move, the National Library of Education compares and contrasts U.S. and foreign educational systems.
The National Library of Education is the world's largest federally funded library dedicated solely to education. From its site, educators can search for lesson plans and administrators can find information about the design, construction, maintenance and operation of school buildings. For students and educators, a virtual reference desk addresses general educational issues.