Educational Resource Links

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

State University of New York (SUNY) "Gearing up for Finals - Hot Study Tips"

Info Please Homework Center

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

Free Stuff on the Net

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

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Comprehensive list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth.

Free Federal Resources for Excellence in Education: More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is this FREE web site.

The Gateway to Educational Materials: GEM is a 700 member Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites. Search the resource database for free!

College and Scholarship Search

COOL, the College Opportunities Online Locator

The Academic Competitiveness Grant Program

Federal Student Aide Information Center

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. Checklists, calendars and action plans can be used before and during the application process.

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

The California State University Mentor: 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. You can also apply online here.

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.

Career Exploration

Career Voyages Free On-line Career Assessment

Monster.com's Major to Career Converter

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

Family Resources

Struggling Teens: Help for families with troubled teens.

FirstGov for Parents: A great springboard for parents, everything from naming your baby to bicycle safety and the kid food pyramid.

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.

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