This site is loaded with information and activities for you and your
children—all of it organized under such categories as family news
and hot topics, parenting challenges, special needs, software downloads,
ideas from parents, advice from experts, and activities for all ages.
Guide to the Internet
This U.S. Department of Education online brochure introduces parents
to the Internet's use as an important educational tool. In addition
to basic tips, you'll find suggestions for using the Internet for school
projects and information about how the Internet can enrich the learning
experiences of children with special needs. This site also includes
Internet safety guidelines, an Internet glossary, and links to a number
of fascinating Web sites that are designed with you and your children
Resources Information Center
The U.S. Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) created this
site to provide "educational materials and services to parents
who take an active role in their children's education." Here you'll
find online brochures and magazines, links to education- and parent-friendly
sites, and ideas for learning activities. Parents can search the ERIC
database or use the AskERIC question-answering service for research-based
answers to education questions.
New York Times Learning Network
With its "Word of the Day" and crossword puzzles, this site
provides vocabulary and spelling practice. In addition, you and your
children can reflect on the past with daily historical facts, stay current
with news summaries, and test your memory with quizzes on current events.
Click on the "Parent Connections" link to browse education
news and educational product reviews.
With an extensive selection of reference tools, online exhibits, and
online texts, this site is a great starting point for any research or
writing project. Through this site, you can access newspapers from every
state and many countries as well. The Teachers' and Parents' Corner,
located in each section of Youth Resources, is devoted to topics concerning
students and education.
This online library's more than 14,000 resources are carefully screened
to be child-safe, current, and useful. Sites are organized for students,
parents, teachers, and librarians. To search the library, click on a
topic (or customize your own search) and then view a list of search
results categorized by source, such as periodicals, discussion groups,
The National Clearinghouse on Bilingual Education maintains this site
dedicated to school issues and research regarding linguistically and
culturally diverse learners. In addition to providing strategies for
parenting a bilingual child and fostering bilingualism, this site provides
information about incorporating technology into bilingual education.
This is an invaluable site for Internet research. Search by subject
categories, such as Business and Career, Government (USA),
and Homework Helper to link to useful sites.
Department of Education
This home page for the U.S. Department of Education contains a wide
array of information, from programs and services, to publications and
products, to obtaining student financial assistance. Included are links
to articles in the education headlines and a list of the most requested