Department of Education
This site is a treasure trove of resources, including access to many searchable databases, legislative, grant and targeted projects (eg. school-home partnering and technology projects), time-sensitive items (monthly highlights and, as appropriate, press releases) and position papers.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education.
This site from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education provides educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy.
Here you can find data on everything from the financial literacy of 15-year-old students to Indicators of School Crime and Safety to Changes in Children's Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012.
While not of high interest to your students, Student Loans can be a big burden for teachers and educators.
This resource outlines how, in certain situations, you can have your federal student loan forgiven, canceled, or discharged. Qualifying criteria include your job, disability, the closure of your school, and other circumstances.
Checking the Department of Education site once or twice twice a month is highly recommended.