January 2002 Issue
Internet Resource of the Month
By Mon Nasser
National Center for Education Statistics
As part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the main federal agency for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. NCES uses the information to learn about the condition of education in the United States and other countries. NCES reports their findings to the public and makes them available on the NCES Web Site.
The site is full of articles, studies, and interesting statistics on education. For example, visit the Postsecondary Education Fast Facts page to learn the answers to these questions:
The site also has a tool that enables users to search for all Public Schools, Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Public Libraries across the United States. Simply enter your zip code and miles from zip, and you will get a complete list! How about getting information about a school near you? Simply use the "Find your school" page and get info such as enrollment and number of students to each teacher.
The NCES web site address is http://nces.ed.gov