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Education Information:

Chronicle of Higher Education -Weekly news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students. Articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education are only available to subscribers

Department of Education - This site includes FAFSA, Funding your Education and Student PIN requests.


National Center for Education Statistics - NCES collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the US and other nations. Includes annual reports on: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety and Projections of Education Statistics. Searchable
 
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education - Includes information on the department, teaching in the state, education reform initiatives, libraries, teacher certification, school profiles, home pages for schools and colleges and how to obtain a GED.


Colleges and Training
 
College Board Online - Guides you through practicing for, scheduling, and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, and AP tests. Includes planning for college, including choosing, getting accepted, and obtaining financial aid. Also has data and research on college pricing, student aid, standard tests, living expenses, and other issues.
 
College Navigator - College Opportunities On-line Search for U.S. colleges by name, location, type of institution, and programs/majors. Provides information about expenses, financial aid, enrollment, admission, athletics, and more.
 
 
Coursera - An educational technology company partnering with the world's top universities to offer free online college courses for anyone to take.
 
 
A Guide to Pennsylvania's post secondary career schools - A guide to career education in Pennsylvania. "Career schools are postsecondary, occupationally oriented, education institutions.” Searchable by school name, county or career.
 
 
I Need A Pencil - Free lessons and full practice exams for the SAT.
 
Mapping Your Future - A site "for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning." Also available in Spanish. Searchable
 
MIT Open Courseware - web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, open and available worldwide.
 
 
Online College Database - Directory of colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools at the local city and state level.
 
Open Education Database Free Online Classes - Free open courses and interactive resources from top universities around the world.
 
Peterson's Guide to Schools -information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration
 

School Profiles from PA Department of Education -Includes all schools in PA
 
Technical Schools Guide -A complete resource covering all the technical schools and programs in the US includes career guides and resources to help people discover career paths that match their skill sets and life goals.
 

U. S. College Search -A complete resource covering all the colleges and program offerings in the US including occupational guides, financial aid resources and FAQ's on all the different programs.
 
Financial Aid, Student Loans and Scholarships
 
FAFSA - Federal Student Aid -Federal Student Aid : Determine eligibility, find the federal school codes, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and electronically submit it, and check on the status of a submitted application. Includes deadlines for applying and instructions for making corrections to an application


FastWeb - Financial aid search through the Web - Search a database of hundreds of thousands of U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans. Free registration allows you to set up a profile and mailbox that will automatically send you the latest scholarship information to fit your profile.
 
Federal Student Aid - Part of the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid provides federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to help millions of students pay for college or career school.
 
FinAid - Smart student guide to financial aid -Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial aid. Covers topics such as loans, scholarships, military aid, federal and state aid, fellowships, grants, prepaid tuition plans, study abroad, financial aid consultants, and scholarship search services.
 
 
Financial Aid Toolkit - Provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonrpofit mentors and others.
 
Guaranteed Scholarships - Lists scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to all enrolled students who meet the specified criteria.


PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, a full-service financial aid organization developing innovative ways to ease the financial burdens of students and borrowers
 
PNC Bank Education Loan Center - helping students and their families find federal student loans, private loans and or financial aid information
 
Scholarstuff - "More Stuff for scholars than anywhere else on the Net." - this site includes information about SAT, GRE and financial aid sites, also find Internet education resources - higher-education - special-education - physical-education - grants - bilingual - nursing -college – university etc.


Homeschooling


Jon's Home School Resource Page - includes home school handbooks, curriculum and support sources
 
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers - Offers legal information, calendar of upcoming events and listing of support group, markets homeschooling resources, publishes quarterly magazine, message board
 
For Educators


Education World - supports K-12 school administrators and teachers by providing information on lesson plans, curriculums, books in education, school administration, special themes, and educational Web site reviews


Educator's Reference Desk - provides high-quality resources and services to the education community, includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses across a wide variety of educational topics
 
Pennsylvania PTA - provide a central informational source for parents, educators and school officials on an array of issues facing Pennsylvania schools
 
Teacher Reference Center - through the POWER Library Education
This index contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics and more.
 

 



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