Best Education News Site, People's Choice Awards

Education news sites inform and empower students, education professionals and anyone interested in the politics and particulars of education. Our readers have voted ''Education Week'' as the Best Education News Site for the 2011 Education Resource People's Choice Awards.

By Sarah Wright

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Congratulations to Education Week, Voted Best Education News Site!

Born out of a nonprofit organization called Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week focuses on K-12 education coverage. Under the main umbrella of the Education Week section, the site also hosts specialized sections, including Education Week Digital Directions and Education Week Teacher. Though there is content on the site that requires a paid subscription, there are plenty of informative free articles and blogs that help keep readers informed about education issues and events. A discussion section, which includes an online book club and a multimedia section help to round out the site's offerings.

In addition to its helpful and informative website, Education Week also comes in print format. Education Week publishes several special reports online and in print each year, including 'Quality Counts', an examination of public education improvements at the state level. Other special reports include 'Diplomas Count', a report on graduation rates, and 'Technology Counts', which focuses on education technology.

Add Our Runners-Up to Your Online Education News Repertoire

Our worthy runners-up may not have nabbed the top spot, but these excellent news outlets deserve some additional recognition.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is considered by many to be the paper of record for higher education issues. Its print edition is a mainstay in the libraries and offices of colleges and universities, and The Chronicle website is a must-visit for anyone interested in higher education. In addition to excellent news coverage, the website features interesting, informative and amusing blogs that cover everything from education technology to life as a tenured professor.

Inside Higher Ed

If you're looking for an academic job, Inside Higher Ed is a great place to look. And while you're at it, why not check out the excellent coverage of (and commentary on) higher education events. The Inside Higher Edwebsite also features sections for technology and career advice, in addition to editorial blogs and podcasts that may appeal to students and instructors alike.

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