Web sites

The following Web sites provide helpful information for parents on a wide variety of educational topics. The topics are listed alphabetically.

Bullying

www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org. — information for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action. Site is created by and for kids.

www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org. — a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard and to own an important social cause. Site is created by and for teens.

www.stopbullying.gov — information from various government agencies on what bullying and cyberbullying are, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

College

www.actstudent.org — ACT and PLAN test registration and preparation, financial planning, career and college planning for middle and high school students.

www.collegeboard.org — SAT, PSAT, and Subject Test registration and preparation, college search, the application process, financial planning.

www.fafsa.gov — Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to receive financial aid.

www.finaid.org — an excellent guide to financial aid.

www.princetonreview.com — solid information on college admission test preparation, college admissions counseling, searching for a college and Best 381 Colleges book.

studentaid.ed.gov — information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and finding education beyond high school .

www.thesimpledollar.com/category/education/—This is a comprehensive financial information website for college bound students and parents.

Gifted

www.cec.sped.org — Council for Exceptional children – publications, federal education, gifted news and issues.

www.mensa.org — Mensa for Kids has loads of challenging games and activities for children.

www.nagc.org — National Association for Gifted Children with information for parents including support groups, advocacy, and legislation.

Handwriting

www.dnealian.com — D’Nealian – description, comparison to traditional methods.

www.zanerbloser.com — Zaner-Bloser – research, articles, information, resources.

Homeschooling

www.hslda.org — Home School Legal Defense Association – answers legal questions, state laws, support groups, useful tips on homeschooling.

www.nheri.org — National Home Education Research Institute – research facts on homeschooling.

Learning centers

www.huntingtonlearning.com — Huntington Learning Center – K-12 tutoring, locations, SAT/PSAT &ACT preparation.

www.kumon.com — Kumon – reading and math programs, method description, locations.

www.sylvanlearning.com — Sylvan Learning Center – tutoring and supplemental education sources (math, reading, writing study skills, homework help, test preparation, and more, locations.

Learning disabilities

www.allkindsofminds.org — All Kinds of Minds – research, parent tip sheets, ask the expert.

www.interdys.org — The International Dyslexia Association - help for professionals and families dealing with individuals with reading disabilities.

www.ldanatl.org — Learning Disabilities Association of America – information on disabilities including dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD; state and local organizations, support services, fact sheets, and publications.

www.ncld.org — National Center for Learning Disabilities – essential information for parents of children with learning disabilities including children’s rights, advocacy, publications, and IDEA tool kit.

ADD/ADHD

www.add.org — National Attention Deficit Organization – information, support groups, treatment, resources, networking opportunities.

www.chadd.org — Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – information, resources.

Montessori program information

www.amshq.org — American Montessori Society – school search, philosophy, basic information.

www.montessori-ami.org — Association Montessori International – school search, philosophy, basic information.

No Child Left Behind

www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml — No Child Left Behind – official government Web site with bill provisions and latest information.

Reading

www.adlit.org — All About Adolescent Literacy – resources for parents and educators in grades 4-12.

www.getreadytoread.org — Get Ready to Read – activities and resources to strengthen reading skills, screening tool to check young children’s pre-reading skills.

www.readingrockets.org — Reading Rockets – reading research, techniques for teaching reading, shows on PBS, strategies to help struggling readers, step-by-step guide to raising a reader, tip sheets for parents.

www.readwritethink.org — ReadWriteThink – student materials, access to resources in reading and language arts.

www.literacyworldwide.org/— Founded as the International Reading Association (IRA), the International Literacy Association (ILA) has worked to enhance literacy instruction through research and professional development for 60 years.

Retention

www.nasponline.org/ — National Association of School Psychologists – Home Page.

Speech

www.asha.org — American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – facts about communications problems and children’s speech and language development.

www.stutteringhelp.org — Stuttering Foundation of America – service and support for those who stutter and their families, brochures, newsletters, and facts on stuttering.

Travel abroad programs

www.afs.org — American Field Service – hosting and participation opportunities in international exchange programs.

www.ciee.org — Council on International Educational Exchange – work, travel, study, and exchange programs for high school and college students.

www.csiet.org — Council on Standards for International Educational Travel – standards that travel programs should meet and list of reputable international travel organizations.

Web sites for resources

www.free.ed.gov — Federal Resources for Educational Excellence – free learning activities and information on a great variety of topics.

addictionresource.com— Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse and to provide support to their loved ones.

www.healthfinder.gov — Federal Resource - Department of Health and Human Services.