According to the Broad Foundation, the crisis in American K-12 public education is more dire than ever.
The statistics tell the story: American students rank 25th in math and 21st in science compared to students in 30 industrialized countries.
As they reach high school, the picture gets worse-- with a staggering 70 percent unable to read at their grade level. Perhaps as a direct result high school drop out rates have also been climbing.
As arguments for the pros and cons of home schooling, alternative education and charter schools heats up, one thing remains increasingly clear. The American public school system is antiquated and needs to be revamped.
Today, more parents are also increasingly turning to tutoring or special after school programs to make up for the shortfall. The Web, of course, is also helping fill in the gaps with a virtual treasure of learning and educational resources.
Below, check out some of the top sites for K-12
guides to help kids excel in all subjects including art, music, science, math, the humanities and lots more including homework help for specific subjects ...
More about K-12 education resources around the Web:
ipl2 - Also mention nice design and easy navigation and you have one of the
original champions of guided search, living up to their motto "information you can trust." With a searchable, annotated, and dynamic directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources regularly reviewed and updated by librarians. Possibly the Web's most useful site.
Reach Every Child - Horace Mann, and nationally known teacher Alan Haskvitz team up to provide vast resources for new teachers and old hands with lesson plans and classroom projects in every major subject, including math, art, science, social studies, as well as computer and business topics. Updated every two weeks.
Education World - The premier search engine for educational Web sites, plus news, feature articles, daily columns, site reviews, employment listings.
Best of History Web Sites - A directory to more than 800 history-related web sites reviewed and rated for quality, accuracy, and usefulness, with a nod to sites that include engaging multimedia resources, and links to K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes.