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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site. Each month new teaching and learning resources are added. The U.S. Department of Education (ED), on behalf of the FREE Working Group, was selected in 1997 by the Government Information Technology Services Board to support federal agencies that would partner with teachers to develop online learning materials and learning communities around agency resources. The project, known as the "Consortium for Education," documented the lessons learned from these partnerships. The work by 10 teams supported under the Consortium for Education project is described under the "What is FREE?" link. Resources are organized under the following Student Subjects: Arts, Educational technology, Health, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social studies, and Vocational education.


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