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Family-Schools.org
Thursday, October 07, 2010

"When the school functions as a community rather than in a community, its constituents associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. Those children become our children, and parents are full partners in the education of their children and each other's children. Teachers are professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose."

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Artsedge from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Artsedge from the Department of Education helps artists, teachers, and students find and share information , resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.

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Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners from the Department of Education provides videos, slideshows, and tools for teaching reading to K-5 English learners.

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Seeing Math ™ from the Department of Education
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Seeing Math ™ from the Department of Education features a math curriculum, professional development for teachers, and software "interactives." The interactives, available on the web, clarify key algebra concepts. They help students see connections between symbolic and graphic representations of quadratic functions, linear functions, piecewise linear functions, and more.

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National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education has resources that provides information about research, practices, and policies aimed to improve reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.

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Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education including resources and offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.

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Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education includes links to offers activities parents can use to help young children (preschool through Grade 5) learn about history. It includes suggestions about how parents can work with teachers and schools to help children succeed in school.

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Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education, I Am Your Child, Parents As Teachers, Kidsource and much more.

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Special Practices and Programs from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Special Practices and Programs from the Department of Education including links to Parent Resource Centers, Parent Workshops, Secondary School Strategies and much more.

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A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education including links to Reading: Tips To Share with Parents, True or False: Part 1, What Parents Should Look for in a Good Early Reading Program,and much more.

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Education.com
Monday, August 02, 2010

Education.com has information and resources on Tips to Keep Learning Hot This Summer, Bullying at School and Online, Our Essential Gift Guide,and Recent Questions.

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National Association for Gifted Children
Monday, August 02, 2010

National Association for Gifted Children has information and resources for Gifted At A Glance, Supporting Parents and Families, Tools for Educators and much more.

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The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT)
Monday, August 02, 2010

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) including resources on Research-based Resources, On-line Resources, Resource Links and much more.

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My Child's Special Needs, English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

My Child's Special Needs
English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education including links to, English Language Acquisition National Clearinghouse, Bilingual Education Publications,and Resources in Spanish.

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Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education including recources for Selected Technical Assistance Resources, Longitudinal Studies, Research Studies and much more.

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Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education including links to Program Description, Types of Projects,and Additional Information.

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Contacts Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education including recources for General Information, Financial Aid Information, Publications and much more.

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Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities from the Department of Education including links to Program Description, Types of Projects,and Additional Information.

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Supplemental Educational Services from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Supplemental educational services from the Department of Education including a description of the services available, legislation, regulations, guidance and much more.

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Educational Development Center (EDC)
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world.

Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. EDC enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence in program and fiscal management and for the impact of its work."

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The Right Choice for Kids
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"The National Association for the Education of Young Children can help you feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs you choose for your child.  NAEYC-Accredited programs provide a safe and healthy learning environment with well-trained teachers who work with curricula that are appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.  Look for the NAEYC-Accredited program torch when choosing a program for your child."  Find the NAEYC program near you by following this link.

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The Right Choice for Kids
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"The National Association for the Education of Young Children can help you feel good about the child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs you choose for your child.  NAEYC-Accredited programs provide a safe and healthy learning environment with well-trained teachers who work with curricula that are appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.  Look for the NAEYC-Accredited program torch when choosing a program for your child."  Find the NAEYC program near you by following this link.

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American Indian College Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. The Fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships annually for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The Fund also provides support for tribal college needs ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities.

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The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation
Friday, March 12, 2010

The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF), a non-profit organization funded by foundations and companies, supports and  enables young men and women from Appalachia to pursue higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum. The program includes an emphasis toward the preparation required to be the leaders of the next decade.  The concept of operations for ALEF is to partner with established academic institutions across Appalachia to provide the technical skills necessary as the basis for credible leadership.

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, providing the Hispanic community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 34 year history, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has awarded close to $280M in scholarships to more than 90,000 students in need.   Two-thirds of these students were the first in their families to go to college.

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United Negro College Fund
Friday, March 12, 2010

UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. To close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college.

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College Summit
Friday, March 12, 2010

College Summit is a national nonprofit organization that partners with schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates, so that all students graduate career and college-ready.

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Future Educators Association
Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Future Educators Association (FEA), is a professional organization that suports more than 20,000 students who are interested in education-related careers.  Through FEA, these students get a realistic vision of what it means to be a teacher.  The FEA program provides members with:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Hands-on career exploration activities
  • Unparalleled professional learning opportunities at the annual national conference
  • A connection with peers worldwide through FEAConnect, and online community just for FEA members."
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Watch Know
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Videos for kids to learn from.

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Teacher Tube
Saturday, October 31, 2009

If you are a teacher or parent  that uses YouTube to get educational videos,  then this is the perfect site for you. Teacher Tube is an education version of YouTube that provides educational videos and resources.

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The Educare Institute
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Educare Institute works, "To inspire children to achieve their very best; to educate children in character and leadership by drawing out their hidden character traits and leadership qualities; to help them realize that their character is their real strength and that all other acquisitions like wealth and education is of no real value without character;  to develop good leadership qualities among youth and make them understand that the labor of leadership is a character issue; and to encourage everyone to think about the well-being of our planet."

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Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.  We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Veggie U
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Veggie U provides fourth grade curriculum that meets national science standards.  "The lessons are rooted in a simple premise: Children who experience hands-on learning in how to grow and harvest their own vegetables will want to eat them, now and later in life."

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US Department of Education’s Supplemental Education Resource Page
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Links to Supplemental Education resources from the US Department of Education.  Includes programs and frequently asked questions.

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The US Dept. of Education Resources and Information Center
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.

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The Math Forum at Drexel
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Weekly newsletters, discussion groups, a math library, and useful links to other math resources on the web. 

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The Chalkboard Project
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

After more than two years of research and input from Oregonians, Chalkboard identified priority areas for our Legislative session that will help make our schools among the nation's best. With Priority Package, Take Action, Parent’s Center, and Employer’s Center sections, a site for Spanish speakers, news, and quizzes.

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School Matters
Monday, March 17, 2008

“A place for parents, educators and leaders to research information about public schools.”

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Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“Improves learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor.”  With publications and resources for educators, parents, policy makers, and the public.

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National Education Association
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Members and educators page with activities, booklists, and professional development resources; a parents’ page with information on parental involvement, parent-teacher conference pointers, and homework help.  Also discusses issues in education and has multiple other resources.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Thursday, March 06, 2008

“More and Better Mathematics for All Students.”  The site offers curriculum focus points, resources and tips for parents to help their children with math, answers to questions, advocacy resources and more.

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National Center for Education Statistics
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education.  Huge resource for programs and publications, annual reports, various data tools, and a useful “Fast Facts” feature.

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Higher Education For A Highly Competitive World
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Statistics regarding the increasingly competitive global economy, where the US fits in, and information about the Commission on the Future of Higher Education and its designated tasks.

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Federal Citizen Information Center
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Funded by the US General Services Administration, this site offers free publications on everything from “How to Maintain Your Tires” to “Caring for a Loved One.”. A huge, comprehensive resource for free publications.  Try searching for “school,”  “math,”  “homework,”  “pediatrician” or any other applicable topic.

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Farm to School
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Farm to School programs are popping up all over the U.S. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers."

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Edible School Yard
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.

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Center for Ecoliteracy--Rethinking School Lunch
Monday, March 03, 2008

"Rethinking School Lunch builds on the premise that hands-on experience growing and preparing food is a powerful way for children to discover that healthy food tastes good, and to learn about the cycles, seasons, other processes of nature, and the relationship between the health of natural and social systems."

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