Parents, educators, and clinicians are all aware that the world of education is in a state of enormous experimention and change. New technologies, new kinds of schools (think charter schools, for example) and new understandings of how the brain develops and works are all areas where scientists, educators, and researchers have been working and writing about their innovations and findings.
Some of these innovations and findings are well publicized. Others appear in niche journals or even less accessible forms such as papers published by universities. Finding the latest and best information is not always an easy task, even with the amazing tools available on the internet.
This is where ERIC can help. ERIC stands for Education Resources Information Center. It is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC contains innumerable articles, reports, and journals relating to education and educational practices. Most articles are available for immediate download in pdf format. For those that are not available in that format, the site gives information as to where to get the full article. For those who are interested in reading about what is going on in the world of education, ERIC is a valuable resource.