Resources – OME


The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is administered by the Department, through a contract to a joint venture of the American Institutes for Research and the Campbell Collaboration.

The Education Resources Information Center, (ERIC) sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations goes back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text journal documents (issued from 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free. ERIC is moving forward with its modernization program, and has begun acquiring materials to add to the database.

Technical Assistance Resources

ED’s National Public School and School District Locator The locator is an online search engine that allows viewers to search for particular schools and pull up profiles on those schools and school districts (e.g., name, address, phone number, and type of locale) and selected demographic characteristics of students, staff, and the community.

Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) This directory includes of organizations that provide services on a state, regional, or national level.

Comprehensive Regional Technical Assistance Centers – The U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers program awards discretionary grants to establish comprehensive technical assistance centers to help low-performing schools and districts close achievement gaps and meet the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Section 203 of Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (TA Act) authorizes the Department to establish centers to provide technical assistance to States to benefit school districts and schools, especially those in need of improvement.

Regional Education Laboratories – The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (the “Lab” program”) is the U.S. Department of Education’s largest research and development investment designed to help educators, policy-makers, and communities improve schools and help all students attain their full potential. The network of 10 Regional Laboratories works to ensure that those involved in educational improvement at the local, State and regional levels have access to the best available research and knowledge from practice.

Regional Technology in Education Consortia (R*TEC) – The Regional Technology in Education Consortia (R*TEC) program was established to help States, local educational agencies, teachers, school library and media personnel, administrators, and other education entities successfully integrate technologies into kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) classrooms, library media centers, and other educational settings, including adult literacy centers.

Related Programs

Title I, Part A (Basic Program) – Title I Part A provides assistance to improve the teaching and learning of children in high-poverty schools to enable those children to meet challenging State academic content and performance standards. It is the largest elementary and secondary education program in the Federal government. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and amplify efforts to improve teaching and learning for students farthest from meeting State standards.

Learn more about Title I and the other programs administered by the Office of Student Achievement and School Accountability (SASA).

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA-formerly the Office of Bilingual Education and Language Minority Affairs (OBEMLA)) – OELA provides national leadership in promoting high-quality education for the nation’s population of English language learners (ELLs).

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects Program for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers with Disabilities – The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Program makes comprehensive vocational rehabilitation (VR) services available to migrant or seasonal farmworkers with disabilities for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities. Emphasis is given to outreach, specialized bilingual rehabilitation counseling and coordination of VR services with services from other sources. Projects provide VR services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and to members of their families when such services will contribute to the rehabilitation of the worker with a disability.

The Migrant Health Program (MHP) provides grants to community nonprofit organizations a list of linguistically competent medical and support services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

Migrant Head Start (MHS) is a national program that provides comprehensive developmental services for America’s migrant pre-school children ages three to five and social services for their families. Community-based non-profit organizations and school systems develop unique and innovative programs to meet the specific needs of migrant farmworker families. In addition to providing the same services that the larger general Head Start Program delivers, the Migrant Head Start program has a unique emphasis on serving infants and toddlers as well as pre-school age children, so that they will not have to be cared for in the fields or left in the care of very young siblings while parents are working.

White House Initiatives-

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established on October 12, 2001 by President George W. Bush. The Initiative advises the U.S. Secretary of Education and provides support to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. The Commission’s key objectives are to strengthen the nation’s capacity to provide high-quality education, and increase opportunities for Hispanic Americans to participate in and benefit from Federal education programs.

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was established on October 14, 2009 by President Barack Obama. The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders address issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The Interagency Working Group, representing 24 federal agencies and offices, is charged with increasing the AAPI community’s access to federal resources.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans was established on July 26, 2012 by President Barack Obama. The cross-agency effort is aimed at identifying evidence-based practices that improve student achievement, and develop a national network that shares best practices in order to “improve educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives.”

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education was establish on December 2, 2011 by President Barack Obama. The Initiative seeks to support activities that will strengthen the Nation by expanding education opportunities and improving education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AM) students. It is committed to furthering tribal self-determination and ensuring AI/AN students, at all levels of education, have an opportunity to learn their Native languages and histories, receive complete and competitive educations, preparing them for college, careers and productive and satisfying lives.