Parents Guide to the
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.
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.
This site is loaded with information and activities for you
and your children—organized under such categories as
Parenting Challenges, Activities, Special Needs, Expert Advice,
Software Downloads, and Family Finance.
The New York Times
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.
U.S. Department of Education
This home page for the U.S. Department of Education contains
a wide array of information, including programs and services,
publications and products, and sources for student financial
aid. Included are links to important education articles and
to the most popular pages on the Web site.
This is an invaluable site for Internet research. Through
this site, you can access the entire EncycloŠpdia Britannica,
read articles selected from more than seventy of the world's
top magazines as well as daily news postings from the Washington
Post, and link to thousands of the Web's best sites.
Theory Center Language Arts Page
This language arts page provides links to a variety of online
reference works, including dictionaries, biographical encyclopedias,
thesauri, and Virtual Facts on File. Also included are links
to excellent elementary, middle, and high school literature
Internet Public Library
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.
Colleges and Universities
At this site, you and your college-bound student can begin
to narrow the field of choices for a college or university.
Schools are ranked in a variety of orders, including academically
by subject, best value, and location. You can also find information
on community colleges as well as tips on identifying interests
and skills, obtaining financial aid, and finding internships.