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Did you know that the U.S. government is the largest collector of stastics in the world? Here are some good places to start when searching for various statistics.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.
Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
U.S. Census Bureau
Strives to be the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
The Statistical Abstract
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
South Carolina Statistical Abstract
An online publication containing economic, demographic, and social data produced by a variety of state and federal agencies.
United Nations Statistics Division
Compiles and disseminates global statistcal information.
ScienceEducation.gov is a web-based gateway unifying thousands of Federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education resources. Users can access Federal STEM education resources from a single query, tag, comment, and rate material using social networking capabilities. In addition, all resources are automatically tagged by average grade level. Content includes lesson plans, curricula, classroom activities, homework help and information relating to professional development.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world. Multilingual WorldWideScience.orgBETA provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature