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Education
 
Department of Education
The official website of the United States Federal Department of Education. You can use this site to access both the Department of Education page, as well as the newly unveiled No Child Left Behind website. The DoE is an excellent resource for those looking for basic information about government education policy. Specific sections on preK-12 and Higher Educations are helpful, as is the research and statistics department. No Child Left Behind is an good resource for those wanting to learn more about President Bush's Education Plan signed on January 8, 2002.
 
National Center for Education Statistics
Your guide to education statistics. Everything from public to private school data are found here. Ed Stats at a Glance offers an easy to use collection of education statistics published in 2001 and 2000; highlights include the Conditions of Education 2000 and 2001 and Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2001.
 
Digest of Education Statistics, 2001
A comprehensive statistical look at American education in 2001. Data are available on all levels of education from elementary and secondary schooling to post secondary education. The Digest of Education Statistics for 2001 also offers a chapter allowing the user to compare US educational proficiency against that of other countries.
 
Brown Center on Education Policy
The Brookings Institution's Brown Center for Education Policy addresses the latest issues in education policy in a unique and scholarly perspective. This year's issue deal with broad subjects from arithmetic proficiency in American Schools to an analyses of if and how dominant sports teams affect a school's test scores. The Brown Center provides a cornucopia of links to interesting and insightful articles.
 
Stateline.org Education page
The Stateline.org Education page provides a current perspective of education issues facing various states. The information is generally qualitative.
 
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Juvenile Crime/At-Risk Teens
 
Urban Institute: Delinquency and Crime
The Urban Institute is a think tank in Washington DC. This page provides a compilation of reports dealing with various education issues ranging from Reproductive Health of Young Adults to reports on Youth Violence to issues faced by At-Risk Teens.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Statistical Briefing Book
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides statistical background that researchers of Juvenile Justice might find helpful. OJJDP also provides a collection of publications and resources addressing issues of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Juvenile Justice
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service's Juvenile Justice page provides a comprehensive database of articles, research reports and abstracts addressing various issues dealing with Juvenile Justice.
 
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Welfare
 
Urban Institute: Poverty and Safety Net
 
The Urban Institute is a think tank in Washington DC. This page provides a compilation of reports dealing with various Welfare Reform issues ranging from Welfare Time Limits to post-Welfare development to detailed analysis of Welfare economics. Overall, this site is a good qualitative resource for those hoping to gain a new and insightful view into Welfare Reform. 

Brookings Institutions: Welfare Reform and Beyond
The Brookings Institute's Welfare Reform and Beyond Project provide access to recent studies conducted by researchers at Brookings. The reports are fairly in depth and provide many new and unique ideas on this much talked about topic. Also, the Welfare Reform Clearinghouse is your window to any and all information you may ever want about Welfare Reform.

Stateline.org: Social Policy
The Stateline.org Social Policy page provides a current perspective on Social Policy issues, including welfare, that are faced by various states.
 
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Poverty
 
Census Bureau Poverty Page
This site is good for those trying to understand what the poverty statistics mean. Inside users will find the latest data from the Census, the Current Population Survey and the Surviey of Income and Program Participation. Additionally, the releveant Census Definitions are also provided here. 

National Center for Children in Poverty - Columbia University
Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a great resource for those who want to find new and insightful studies into poverty issues. The website also has a page dedicating to providing the most recent data about Child Poverty. 

Poverty Guidelines, Research and Measurement
Published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this page provides links to the most advanced research centers working with poverty, as well as definitional guidlines used by the Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
The World Bank Poverty Page
Published by the World Bank, this page provides a user with the most recent world wide poverty data. Tools include Guide's to policy to reduce policy, definitions of policy, and analysis of economic growth and inequality. 
 
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General Child Well-Being
 
KIDS COUNT website
In addition to data books, you can find a number of publications and other materials related to children's issues at the KIDS COUNT and Annie E. Casey Foundation websites.

Child Trends
A collection of research and trends for numerous indicators of child and youth well-being.

Children's Defense Fund
CDF offers a number of resources for those interested in learning more about children's issues, and public policies related to such issues.
 
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