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 in mind.
Parent Information Center
The U.S. Education Resource 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 current-events quizzes. 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 the section
for youth, 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, or lists.
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. Not only
does it contain the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica, but it
also contains listings of thousands of Web sites, rated by
Britannica editors, and magazines, books, and the Merriam-Webster
Collegiate Dictionary. Search by topics from arts, science,
travel, and technology. Also, link to today's news postings
from the Washington Post.
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 items.
At this site, you and your college-bound student can begin
to narrow the field of choices for college or university.
Schools are ranked in a variety of orders, including academically
by subject, best value, and location. Community colleges are
included as well as tips on identifying interests and skills,
obtaining financial aid, and finding internships.