Knowing how to search for information is the first step in non-fiction narrative writing. Possessing the skills needed to search for primary source information is critical. Below are links to sites that can provide you with that type of data.
The Massachusetts Department of Education's website contains profile data for individual school as well as school districts, assement information (including MCAS) as well as information about special education and adult basic education.
The Department of Education establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most Federal assistance to education. Its mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the Nation.