Education Resources

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Colleges/Universities


Compiled by the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this site links to higher education rankings for undergraduate, graduate, and specialty schools in the U.S. and around the world. The site includes well-known rankings, such as those from Money Magazine or U.S. News and World Report as well as lesser-known or more specific rankings.


A new website from the "U.S. Department of Education offering consumers information on colleges in an easy-to-use format.  It provides information on nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States -- programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation."


Guide to U.S. colleges and universities sorted by name, state, and type. Also includes Christian schools, historically African-American schools, ratings for best colleges (from U.S. News and World Report), and links for college admissions questions.


Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate and graduate programs, applications, funding, and more.

 

Financial Aid


Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web or download it. Includes instructions and contact phone numbers. Get the school code at: Federal School Code Search.


A scholarship search engine to more than 400,000 U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans. Free registration required.


"Need a Lift," from The American Legion, details financial aid information for veterans. The 152-page handbook is available for free download or as a $1.95 CD-ROM.


Information about the Federal Pell Grant program which reserves money for students with financial need.


The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

GED/HSED


Information about GED/HSED test taking, free preparation classes, and more.


Omega School, Inc. has been helping adults obtain their GED/HSED for 40 years, in a one-on-one tutoring fashion. Classes are free.


Information about getting a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, as well as contact information for regional test centers.

 

Homework


An impressive list of more than 700 recommended sources for learning started in 1996 by a 9-year-old and his father.


Search for digitized books, photographs, videos, and other resources available on the websites of libraries, historical societies, and museums statewide.


An interactive map from the Kentucky Virtual Library that you and your children can use to plan out and complete a research project.


Students and volunteer library and information science professionals answer reference questions for the Ask an ipl2 Librarian service.


Search or browse through more than 5000 Web resources of use to kids, parents and teachers. Each item includes a brief annotation, the number of illustrations and reading level.


Topics and activities from the National Center for Education Statistics.


Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small.

 

K-12


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction publishes an annual charter school directory or "yearbook" which includes a history of the Wisconsin charter school law, charter licensing requirements, and a description of each of the charter schools currently operating in the state.


Search for colleges, schools (public, private, and charter), and libraries by geographic area for anywhere in the U.S. The site also links to statistical information such as teacher/student ratio, ethnic makeup, enrollment, and test scores. For more educational statistics, see the NCES QuickTables.


a free digital platform that brings together content documenting African American history and culture to illuminate parts of our history that have not been enough broadly accessible.

The materials aggregated and presented in Umbra represent those that have been collected by libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations, and the specific selections that have, to date, been digitized and made openly available online. Currently, over 400,000 digital items are made...


Information about getting a GED or HSED in Wisconsin, as well as contact information for regional test centers.

 

Homeschooling


Official web site of Practical Homeschooling magazine


Provides information about different curriculum, products and services offered to the homeschooling community.


A state wide group promoting and supporting homeschooling.

 

Teacher Resources


Teaching resources for lesson plans, classroom activities, instructional televisons programs, and more.


Extensive directory of links to online resources "to provide 1) balanced information concerning educational assessment and 2) resources to encourage responsible test use."


A clearinghouse of federal government sites for teachers and educators, organized by subject.

 

Special Education & Disabilities


Over 60 free articles, and links to more information and national support groups.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and NADDA are the two main organizations providing information about ADD and ADHD.


Practical guides for people living with learning disabilities, with tips for parents and teachers and many more topics.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and NADDA are the two main organizations providing information about ADD and ADHD.


Practical guides for people living with learning disabilities, with tips for parents and teachers and many more topics.