Educational Resource Links
Dictionary.com: Also includes encyclopedias, a thesaurus, and much, much more.
How to Study: They frequently update their content, so check back often for valuable new study aids.
Free Stuff on the Net
Kids.gov: Free activities for kids in areas like homework, careers, the environment.
Free Federal Resources for Excellence in Education: More than thirty federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is this FREE web site.
The Gateway to Educational Materials: GEM is a seven-hundred-member consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Search the resource database for free!
California Department of Education: School districts provide home and hospital instruction to maintain instructional continuity during a student’s temporary disability.
College and Scholarship Search
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Applying for federal financial aid begins here.
The College Board: This comprehensive site is a resource for parents, students and educators looking for information and tips about applying to colleges. You can find financial aid information, register for the SAT, compare schools and more. Checklists, calendars and action plans can be used before and during the application process.
The California State University Mentor: Possibly the most important website for students who want to attend one of the California State University campuses. Find information and admission requirements for each of the CSU campuses, look at financial aid options, have specific questions answered by real people through MentorMail, and more. When you are ready, you can apply to your favorite CSU from this site.
Fastweb Scholarship and College Search: Sign up and search this extensive database for local and national scholarships available for students with your individual needs and specifications.
How to Get to College: Information from California State University that lays out all the steps students and parents need to take to get to a four-year university. Their free guide is available to download in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Luiseño, and covers both junior high and high school.
University of California Admissions: Browse through admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, important dates and deadlines, and information about all the University of California campuses. You can also apply online here.
California Student Aid Commission: The California Student Aid Commission’s website offers information about financial aid options through the state, such as the Cal Grant. New “WebGrant” page to check on your FASFA and CalGrant status.
The US Department of Labor: Tons of free career exploration material from Uncle Sam!
Struggling Teens: Help for families with troubled teens.
Parenting Resources: A great springboard for parents, everything from naming your baby to bicycle safety and the kid food pyramid.
The Administration for Children and Families: Information on adoption, child care, and much, much more.
Teaching Tolerance: Learn how to teach tolerance for teachers, parents and kids.