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Try these selected links in the areas of science and education, literacy, and drug education.

Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks, developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and MCI, has a wealth of resources for science educators, divided broadly into two main sections. In "Science Web Sites" you can browse or search by keyword through our list of comprehensive "Super Science Sites" or our broader index of "Reviewed Science Sites." In  "Curriculum Connections" section, you'll find an array of teaching resources for bringing the science standards into your classroom. 


America Reads
The America Reads initiative aims to enable parents, primary care givers, and community leaders and educators to enhance and expand existing successful literacy efforts. Their Web site contains much useful information about using volunteers to enhance the reading skills of America's youth.

LEARNS (Linking Education and America Reads Through National Service)
LEARNS is a partnership of the following organizations: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), Southern Regional Council (SRC), Bank Street College of Education (BSC). We provide training and technical assistance to America Reads and other Corporation for National Service projects focused on literacy and education. 

NCES--National Center for Education Statistics.
Along with many other features, the NCES site includes an online copy of the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey

National Institute for Literacy.
Look on this site for literacy information and communication--facts, current events, forums/listservers, regional Web sites, directories and other links. The Literacy Leader Fellowship Program funds innovative, creative individuals to carry out projects that benefit the national adult literacy field.

National Center on Adult Literacy--Literacy Online.
This is University of Pennsylvania's online voice of both the national and international groups focusing on literacy research, innovation, and development. The Web site includes a search engine and information on policy, research, technology, innovations, and training--as well as a bookstore.

Internet Directory of Literacy & Adult Education Resources.
The Minnesota and South Dakota Regional Adult Literacy Resource Center site includes a Clearinghouse-approved list of 164 Web literacy and adult ed resources.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory America Reads program.

Reading Online.
An electronic journal of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Seattle Central Community College Adult Basic Education Resources.
This site publishes extensive resource lists in 9 categories, including drugs and alcohol and resources for teachers.

Yahoo Education/Literacy
Yahoo lists organizations for adult and continuing education, K-12 literacy, and more.

The Literacy List   A comprehensive links to adult literacy and ESOL websites for teachers and students. Includes links to lesson plans, material reviews, and grant information sites as well as webpage design tools and Internet training resources. 


Addictions & Life Organization.
This site publishes a 23-page, double-column online dictionary of drug-related street terms and slang words.

American Council on Drug Education
This site contains helpful information for parents, teaching aids for educators and resource material for adults concerned with substance abuse. Youngsters can take The Learning Trip, which explores a human body and the effect different drugs have on five major organs; the heart, brain, liver, lungs, and central nervous system.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
CADCA builds and strengthens coalitions to prevent/reduce substance abuse and violence in U.S. communities. The site includes information on public policy, current initiatives, and training.

Drug Education Links from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Designed to provide technical support for classroom drug educators. Contains very helpful links to drug education lesson plans, Web site addresses for drug education materials, drug education curriculum guides, and more.

Drug-Free Resource Net
From The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, this attractive and well-organized site provides accurate drug information, including description of drug paraphernalia for parents. It also provides information on the signs and symptoms of drug use and what to do if there is a problem.

This is a non-profit and referral network that provides information on specific drugs and treatment options, as well as referrals to treatment programs, self-help groups, family support groups, and crisis centers throughout the United States. The Web site includes research information and a guide to help parents prevent and identify drug abuse in the family.

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Education
The mission of the Higher Education Center is to assist institutions of higher education in developing and carrying out alcohol and other drug prevention programs that foster students' academic and social development and promote campus and community safety. Includes a specially-designed page for college students, an interactive discussion forum for prevention specialists and a section on prevention program evaluation.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
MADD's Web site contains current and well-reference statistics on youth and alcohol and drunk driving. Their public policy page contains current federal legislative initiatives and updates.

MetNet Drug Information Database: CESAR Board
The database is a compilation and transcription of information on drugs of abuse for the purpose of making teachers better informed educators and more effective interactors when dealing with this topic. Administered by the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR).

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
See this site for information about membership, government relations, legislation, insurance, publications, etc.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
This Web site includes information about treatment and prevention, the impact of drugs on society, and the costs of substance abuse. Also included is a section called "Personal Stories" and a discussion forum.

National Crime Prevention Council
The focus of this Web site is on crime prevention, safety issues, and drug and alcohol prevention. Lists materials for adults working with kids of different ages. Contains good activity sheets.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
This site offers a great wealth of information for teachers and educators. Includes a publication catalog of free materials, several searchable databases, several interactive sections dedicated to youth, and many full-text publications available online.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Contains a comprehensive online bibliographic database containing over 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, an excellent set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and links to referral information and related organizations/associations sites.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA is the primary federal agency for the conduct and support of research to increase knowledge and develop strategies to deal with the health problems and issues associated with drug abuse and addiction. NIDA's Web site includes news, information, publications, events, media advisories, organization, funding, international, and more.

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Includes links to prevention and education programs, drug facts and statistics, links to science-based information about addiction, and extensive information about enforcement programs and drug trafficking. It includes special sections targeted to children, teenagers, parents, and communities. 

This award-winning Web resource offers electronic access to searchable databases and substance abuse prevention materials that pertain to alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

PRIDE - The Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education.
A private, non-profit organization that serves parents, educators, and others interested in adolescent drug abuse. PRIDE provides a broad range of materials on drug-related health issues, technical assistance to those who wish to begin parent and youth groups, and provides referrals to local centers throughout the country.

Safe and Drug-free Schools Program
Federal program under the auspices of U.S. Dept of Education that works to identify effective drug and violence prevention programs which demonstrate reductions in youth drug use or violence, or that result in more discipline and improved order in classroom environments. Provides information on recent research and survey data related to youth drug abuse and violence-related issues; listing of free publications, videotapes, and audiotapes; and information on grant funding.

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS).
This international association of individuals and organizations exchanges and disseminates alcohol and other drug information.

Web of Addictions
This site is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. It contains a collection of Fact Sheets on various drugs, links to related resources, and contact information for a variety of groups in the field.

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources.
Wisconsin Clearinghouse promotes substance abuse prevention through education, connection, and involvement.

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