U.S. Department of Commerce - "BEA's national economic program provides a quantitative view of US domestic production, consumption, and investment, of exports and imports, and of national and domestic income and saving."
"Successful business transactions often depend on cross-cultural competence; through this website, visitors can research the cultures of 32 countries and six regions around the world. The home page serves as an introduction and a portal, with links to individual country pages, regions, and other resources. All country pages contain basic country information and fun facts...."
Sponsored by the Urban Institute and barely a year old, MetroTrends functions as a "report card" of current data indicators for metropolitan regions. The site consists of three parts: commentaries on economic, demographic, and social issues in urban contexts; spotlights on specific metropolitan areas; and a very selective list of links to current data sets from federal agencies and nonprofit organizations
Curtis Melvin's news and analysis of the economy of N. Korea. Includes a link to his Google Earth N. Korea project--the most extensive map of N. Korea's economic, cultural, political and military infrastructures.
Offers free access to business reference sources including Encyclopedia of Small Business, Encyclopedia of Business, Business Biographies, Business Plans, Encyclopedia of American Industries, Encylcopedia of Management, Company Histories, and Leading American Businesses.
Monthly journal from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), available in PDF format for the years 1994 to present. Features estimates, analyses, and research on the National economy.
"The following financial management web sites are grouped to correspond with the major topic headings in Fundamentals of Financial Management, 13th ed., Pearson Education Limited (2009) by James Van Horne and John Wachowicz."
Home page of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Program. This is an undergraduate college program at Hillsborough Community College in which students can earn an Associate in Science Degree, a College Credit Certificate, as well as an Associate in Arts Degree in various Criminal Justice fields. This site provides many useful links for criminal justice information and research.
"NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control."
An agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Stated mission to "provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies."
From the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe., this database consolidates aspects of policing activities with the 56 OSCE Participating States into a comprehensive, multilingual resource. Includes profiles of each participating country, information about international organized crime, etc.
International journal on incarceration issues including: criminal justice administration, criminal justice/law, health/mental health, history, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, and sociology.
The Race and Justice Clearinghouse provides information, analysis, and commentary on race and ethnicity as they interact with the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Contains information and tools to understand racial disparities. Courtesy of the Sentencing Project.
Contains tables of statistics on a wide range of criminal-justice-related topics. Includes a section on public opinion as well as statistics collected by law enforcement, judicial, and corrections agencies.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University. providing information on federal enforcement, staffing and spending.
"Higher education is a huge investment. Having a clear understanding of the cost and compensation commanded by certain degrees helps. This website aims to provide parents and students with postsecondary school information that will help them to make informed education and career choices." From Florida Virtual Campus.
The Biology Corner is a resource site for biology and science teachers. The Lesson Plans section contains classroom activities, labs and worksheets, feel free to change any of these to suit your own classroom needs.
"The Chronicle of Higher Education developed this resource with the following intent: "to share facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh in making decisions about college."
Search for independent documentary videos on educational and social issues available in the U.S. and Canada. Includes descriptions, reviews and awards. Searchable by subject, title, country, grade level, and more.
"Choosing the college or university that's right for you is the first step toward successfully earning your degree." From Florida Virtual Campus. Also includes links to Discover Degrees...Get Ready for College & Careers...Go Back to College...Pay for College...and more.
Reviews the definition, history and development of "flipped classrooms," and provides ideas for scaling the concept from a single class to a whole school. From Edudemic, a publisher of education-related articles.
Florida Virtual Campus provides "access to online student and library support services, and to serve as a statewide resource and clearinghouse for technology-based public postsecondary education distance learning courses and degree programs."
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, GEM provides educators access to educational resources such as activities, lesson plans, online projects, and assessment items found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.
"Since 1969, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. NAEP collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels, making the assessment an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education."
Classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources; aligned to Common Core and national standards; include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. Browse by Grade Levels, Subjects, Standards and Collections. Free account sign-up will be required after 3 resource views.
Online modules containing lessons that students can work on independently with the ability to submit answers and conclusions to their teacher. Teachers can use self-paced lessons as part of their own professional development.
A reporting project that covers issues such as education standards and curriculum, student testing, teacher pay and evaluation, school choice and higher education. Stories are featured on WUSF and national NPR shows, and through digital and print collaborations.
free, online repository of 700+ professional development videos aimed at teachers preK to 12. 1-15+ min. long. not close captioned, but many include transcripts and are available under the Creative Commons license.
Nonpartisan, nonprofit project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It aims to "monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players" with the goal of increasing public knowledge and understanding.
An A-Z encyclopedia of topics concerning the EU. Also Includes EU chronology, evolution, info on the European Parliament and more. Maintanied by British Economists connected with the Julian Hodge bank.
HCC Libraries Libguide for government information in the categories: Executive, Legislative, Judicial, Departments and Agencies, International, State, Florida, & Local, voting & elections & the constitution.
the Federal Register, made more accessible, online. "Federal Register serves as the main source for the U.S. federal government agencies to propose new rules and regulations, announce final rules and changes to existing rules, and notify the public of meetings and adjudicatory proceedings."
"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy." Provides information on how to register to vote, voter registration deadlines and contact information, and other election information. Testimonies and information concerning legislative issues such as campaign finance reform and links to related election web sites are included.
The Politico's mission is to cover "the politics of Capitol Hill and of the presidential campaign, and the business of Washington lobbying and advocacy." The Politico is a publication of Capitol News Company, LLC.
A political science megasite offering links to websites dedicated to area studies, elections, constitutions, political parties, manifestos, political theory, political thought, and international relations.
This site is run by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. It provides educational info on the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, as well as helpful advice about how to live with PTSD if you or a loved one are affected by it.