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September 21, 2014

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Finding & Choosing a School (Colleges)

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College Rankings
Compilation of ranking services, with extensive reviews of such services. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Education and Social Science Library.

CollegeBoard
Information on college planning for students, parents and educators. Includes SAT registration. In English and en español.

Washington Colleges and Universities

Learn about Washington state's public and private colleges, universities, community and technical colleges, and career schools. Compiled by the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board.

WOIS/The Career Information System

Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.

 

 

Finding & Choosing a School (Local K-12)

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GreatSchools.org Search
National source of school performance information for parents and others.

Seattle Public Schools
Information on academics, schools, enrollment, news & calendars, employment and more.

The Great Buildings Collection
Online multimedia encyclopedia of world architecture

Victory Review
Monthly magazine focusing on Northwest acoustic music, including columns and features on local musicians, CD reviews, and a calendar of events.

 

 

Homework

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Homework Help for Children
Available from the Seattle Public Library's Childrens' Web page.

Homework Help for Teens
Available from the Seattle Public Library's Teen Web page.

Online Homework Help for College Students
Use your Library card to get free online homework help in English and Spanish from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests.

Online Homework Help for K-12 Students
Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. Online Homework Help disponible en español 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. siete días a la semana.

The Beehive Homework Help Center
K-12 educational resources in reading, writing, math, science and more, available in both English and in Spanish.

 

 

Lifelong Learning

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Access Program for Older Adults
University of Washington program that waives tuition for Washington residents sixty years or older who wish to attend classes as auditing students.

Lifetime Learning Center
Established in 1976 to provide non-credit college courses for older adults.

Road Scholar
Travel and educational opportunities for those 55 and older.

Universal Class

Over 500 continuing education (non-credit) courses online. Lessons available 24/7. Communicate with real instructors via e-mail.

 

 

Resources for Parents & Teachers

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Children's Page
Seattle Public Library's Children's Web page.

Teen Page
Seattle Public Library's Teen Web page.

Washington Homeschool Organization

A non-profit membership organization that serves the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-discriminating in its views of home schooling and participation in its activities.

 

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

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FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
Comprehensive financial aid information.

Financial Aid - U.S. Department of Education
FAFSA forms online, Federal School Code Search and more.

Gates Millennium Scholars
Provides grants for higher education to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students.

Northwest Education Loan Association
Seattle based non-profit provides student loan services.

Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide
Non-profit College Planning Network's online tool for aid.

Sallie Mae
Financial planning and education loans explained.

Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship
For high school seniors and undergraduate students who live, work or attend school in Seattle.  Write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.  Offered by Seattle Public Library Foundation.

WashBoard.org: Washington Scholarship Coalition

The Washington Scholarship Coalition (WSC) is a public/private partnership that includes nonprofit organizations, private foundations and state agencies committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students.

Washington State Arts Commission

Information on arts in public places, folk arts, grants to organizations and arts in education.

 

 

Statistics & Research

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ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
ERIC provides free access to journal articles and other education-related materials. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The U.S. Department of Education's institute for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

 

 

Testing

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ACT - COMPASS Test

Sample questions for the math, reading, and writing sections of the COMPASS test.

Before You Test

Information about the COMPASS test from Seattle Community Colleges.  Includes practice questions and free local workshops.

 

ETS - Educational Testing Service
Links to official test sites for SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, TOEFL and more.

Highline Community College - COMPASS Test

Sample questions for the math, reading, and writing sections of the COMPASS test. 

LearningExpress Library

Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for carrer advancement, and more.

 

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