Education

Books

Baron's Profiles of American Colleges     Best 373 Colleges     Fiske Guide to Colleges     Homeschooling     

Master the GED     Mom Book Goes to School     What your kindergartner needs to know     Kaplan New GRE Premier

 

Databases

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

InfoTrac Student Edition

Now with over 1,300 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

InfoTrac Junior Edition

Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Vocations and Careers Collection

Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones.

Child development

Child Development covers issues related to human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Junior Edition K-12

This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Testing and Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

 

Local Information

Alexandria City Public Schools

Information about school registration, curriculum and instruction, student services, school board.

Virginia Department of Education

Information on Virginia school entrance laws, enrollment in Virginia schools, school readiness, special education.

Virginia Department of Education--Testing and Standards of Learning

Information on the Virginia Standards of Learning, Scoring, and Assessment.

 

Websites

TeachersFirst

Collection of units, lessons, and web resources for teachers and educators

US Department of Education

Provides information about funding opportunities, federal student aid, college accreditation, education statistics, applying for grants, etc.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

Instruction in classroom or one on one settings for adults who want to improve English reading and writing skills.

American Council on Education

Information on preparing for, choosing, and paying for college.

State Council for Higher Education for Virginia

Information on preparing for college and also links to Virginia colleges and universities.

CollegeBoard

Information about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLEP tests.

Home Educators Association of Virginia

Information for parents interested in home schooling in Virginia.

Virginia Council for Private Education

List of private schools in Virginia.

 

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