TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and they hold conferences that bring together some of the leaders in many different fields. TED talks are short and thought provoking talks on a variety of topics, and education is included in that.
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.
This website from PBS Teachers has a lengthy list of reports and examples of best practices for using technology in the classroom. The list is divided into eleven categories including topics like visual media, Internet safety, access and the digital divide, and student learning.
The National Academies Press publishes reports issued from the National Research Council and the National Academy of the Sciences. Their books are not only available for sale, but you can also download free PDFs of chapters and entire books.
This website from the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at Brandeis University offers graphical compilations of data designed to document the well-being of children in the US. Data comes from the census, national statistical repositories and surveys.