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The Youth Services Department has an extensive collection of materials related to education. Some of the topics covered in the collection include; choosing the right schools for your child, alternative education including homeschooling, attention deficit disorder and other learning disabilities, giftedness, and achieving school success. These materials are located in the Parent Teacher collection.
Parents looking for just the right preschool or daycare setting may want to take a look at Preschool Possibilities. This annual publication is compiled by the Youth Services staff and includes information about local daycare and preschool facilities. It also includes an informative guide to help parents choose day care for their child.
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/ - This comprehensive database of educational materials includes more than 14,000 sites which are useful for K-12 teachers, students, parents, or librarians. The site was created as a result of the Teacher/Pathfinder Project of the US Department of Education.
Education Week http://www.edweek.org/ - The site for public issues in K-12 education. Provides access to recent and past Education Week and Teacher Magazine articles. Supplies background information for educational issues, such as homeschooling, vouchers, and uniforms. Links to state education sites, statistics, and report cards, and gathers education related articles from various media sources across the country.
Educational Resources Information Center AskERIC http://www.eduref.org/ Federally-funded collection of education-related resources, includes a question and answer service, a virtual library, and a research and development team. Broad coverage of many educational topics; extensive support for educators.
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) http://thegateway.org/ - A project of the U.S. Department of Education, this site offers access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
Grants in Education http://www.ed.gov/funding.html - A starting point for accessing U.S.Department of Education grants-related information and resources on the Internet.
and Newsgroups for Educators
Online Magazines and For Educators
Braintrack http://www.braintrack.com/ - Billed as the "world's most complete education index," this site offers links to over 5300 universities, colleges, and technical schools in 152 countries. It is searchable by "catchword" and continent as well as alphabetically by country.
College Is Possible http://www.collegeispossible.org/ - Presented by the Coalition of America's Colleges & Universities and the U.S. Department of Education. The site includes information about financial aid programs and paying for college. Additional sections offer a ten-step guide to preparing for college (from pre-school), College Admissions and Financial Aid calendar, and a resource library.
College News Online http://www.collegenews.com/ - A campus newswire and centralized information service for anyone interested in higher education. There are links to about 400 student-run and campus newspapers, as well as information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange.
Financial Aid Resources http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/ This is a comprehensive set of links to financial aid resources from the NYS Department of Education.
Education - http://www.libraryspot.com/features/fundingeducation.htm?news
NYMentor http://www.mentoring.org/newyork - This is a free online resource designed to help students and their families select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance their college education. The site includes access to virtual tours of degree granting higher education institutions in New York. You may elect to view 2-year, 4-year, or graduate institutions.
Peterson's Education Supersite http://www.petersons.com/ - Links to undergraduate and graduate degree institutions as well as distance learning, career education and study abroad, and English language programs.
Guide To Financial Aid Resources http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/2006-2007/english/index.htm
http://www.studentmarket.com -Billed as "the online college shopping solution" this site
offers college student a simple one-stop shopping experience for all
their college needs. Everything from used text books to plush rugs and
Test Prep - http://www.testprepreview.com - A free online source for practice tests. Includes SAT, ACT, MCAT, PRAXIS, GMAT, GED, LSAT, and many more.
US News & World Report's College Rankings http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php - This site is updated annually and gives important statistics for most colleges and universities. An excellent resource for those trying to choose the right institution.
American School Directory http://www.asd.com/ - A database of Web pages for each of the 108,000 K-12 schools in the U.S. Each site is loaded with pages of information, including number of students, number of homerooms, grades, phone and fax numbers, urls, school calendars, administrators, and even a local street map.
Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) - http://www.boardingschools.com/- This international listing of schools can be searched, or, browsed by region. Includes helpful tips on choosing a school and facts about boarding school life. 300 schools listed, with 25 in countries other than the United States. From The Association of Boarding Schools.
Boarding School Directory http://www.boarding-school-finder.com/- This international listing of schools can be searched, or, browsed by region. Lists addresses, telephone and fax numbers of more than 3500 boarding schools in over 60 countries.
School Review http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/
- This site offers detailed school profiles and student reviews of leading
boarding schools in the US. Data can easily be compared across schools
and prospective students can read about reviews from boarding school
Classroom - http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html
Review: A Journal of Book Reviews http://www.edrev.info/
Resources for Educational Excellence http://free.ed.gov/
International Montessori Index http://www.montessori.edu/ - Comprehensive information on Montessori education. Includes a thorough explanation of Montessori teaching methods with links to articles, training organizations worldwide, tips on starting a Montessori school or educating your child at home.
Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
National Center For Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov/ A comprehensive collection of U.S. education data. Includes the College Quality and the Earnings of Recent College Graduates at:
Public School and School District Locator http://nces.ed.gov/ccdweb/school/index.asp
New York State Department of Education http://www.nysed.gov- Links to Board of Regents, employment opportunities, Internet resources, and information about professional licensing and teacher certification.
Card on the Schools -
Private School Review - http://www.privateschoolreview.com/ -Private School Review lets you find free, detailed profiles of private schools and their surrounding communities.
- http://www.searchedu.com/ -An
education search tool. Over 20 million university and education
pages are indexed and ranked in order of popularity.
United States Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/ - This site contains news releases, speeches and testimony by the Secretary of Education, fact sheets, grant and financial assistance information, departmental initiatives, and publications and products, among others.
To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to education resources you may contact Ms. DeLaughter at:
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