Resources

Educational Resources

Khan Academy: “Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”

Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation: A Parent’s Guide to 21st-Century Learning and more from this great website

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Dictionary.com: Also includes encyclopedias, a thesaurus,and much, much more.

Bonnie Terry Learning: Great resources for teachers and tutors.

Study Strategies from the University of MN/Deluth

Info Please Homework Center

How to Study: They frequently update their content, so check back often for valuable new study aids.

Kids.gov: Free activities for kids in areas like homework, careers, the environment.

Lesson Plans for Military Kids

Practical Money Skills for Special Needs Kids

How to Teach Kids about Contract and Rule of Law

Real Estate, Math, and Financial Literacy for K-12

Classroom in the Kitchen Lesson Plans

Smithsonian Lesson Plans

Teaching Kids Organizational Skills

Math Lesson Plans for Shopping

Note Taking, Cornell Method

Note Taking Methods, Various

Memorization Techniques, Various

Memorization, Mnemonic Peg System

Career Exploration

Career One Stop to Career Success is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and is a great jumping off point to identify your interests, explore careers, and learn about looking for a job.

The US Department of Labor: Tons of free career exploration material from Uncle Sam!

College and Scholarship Search

National Center for Educational Statistics: College Navigator

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.

Sacramento County Office of Education: Browse links for college admissions and financial aid information, find advising workshops in your area and more.

Cal State Apply: Possibly the most important Web site 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.

California State University: Download and print out this CSU guide that lays out all the steps students and parents need to take to get to a four-year university. The guide is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese, 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.

The CalGrant Website: The California Student Aid Commission’s Web site 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.

Family Resources

Struggling Teens: Help for families with troubled teens.

Uncle Sam: Get an A-Z index of US Government Agencies, find out about US branches of government, state, local and tribal governments, or contact your elected officials from this handy launch pad.

The Administration for Children and Families: Information on adoption, child care, and much, much more.

The National Clearing House on Families and Youth: Free publications and information for those working with students and families.

Teaching Tolerance: Learn how to teach tolerance for teachers, parents and kids.

California Departement of Education: School districts provide home and hospital instruction to maintain instructional continuity during a student’s temporary disability.

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