Education Websites

GENERAL
U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Education www.pde.state.pa.us
National Education Association (NEA) www.nea.org
Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) www.psea.org
Education Law Center www.elc-pa.org – “a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s children have access to a quality public education”
Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. www.eocinc.org – funded by the Dept. of Education, provides free educational and career counseling for adults and adolescents
NCES search for schools, colleges & libraries http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator
How to Run for School Board http://www.psba.org/parents-public/board-candidates/how-to-run.asp
ERIC - Institute of Education Sciences http://eric.ed.gov/
Facts Encyclopedia - Education and Teaching http://www.refdesk.com/educate.html

HOMESCHOOLERS
PA Home Education Network www.phen.org
Home School Foundation www.homeschoolfoundation.org
Home School Legal Defense Association www.hslda.org

HIGHER EDUCATION
College.gov www.college.gov
Peterson’s www.petersons.com – a college search guide
College Board www.collegeboard.org – SAT registration/preparation and college search
NCES College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid (also available in Spanish) http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html -- a financial aid resource from the U.S. Dept. of Education. For the Federal Student Aid Information Center, call 1-800-433-3243
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov
PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) www.pheaa.org
PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) www.passhe.edu
American Education Services www.aessuccess.org
FinAid www.finaid.org – financial aid, scholarships, military aid
FastWeb Scholarship Search www.fastweb.com
Tuition Funding Sources - free scholarship resource www.tuitionfundingsources.com (library card number required.)

SPECIAL EDUCATION
Education Law Center, Students with Disabilities http://www.elc-pa.org/resourcetag/students-with-disabilities/
Parent Education Network www.parentednet.org – for parents of children with disabilities
Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic www.learningally.org -- free access to audiobooks to those with a documented print disability and proper certification

TEACHER CERTIFICATION
TIMS Teacher Information Management System www.teachercertification.pa.gov
Praxis Exam www.ets.org/praxis
PA Criminal Record Check online application (credit card required) https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
PA Criminal Record Check printable form
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1360908/sp_4-164_pdf
PA Child Abuse History Clearance printable form http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/form/s_001762.pdf

LESSON PLANS/EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014
PBS Teachers www.pbs.org/teachers
Edhelper www.edhelper.com
Education Teaching Reference Desk www.refdesk.com/educate.html
Scholastic Teaching Resources http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/
Discovery Education lesson plans http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/index.cfm
PA Standards Aligned System (SAS) www.pdesas.org – search standards by grade and subject
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014 http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2014
PowerLibrary - – Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources http://www.powerlibrary.org/Interface/POWER.asp?ID=PL2532

last updated September 3, 2014