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New Orleans Public Library

Education/Schools
Local Interest

New Orleans Public Schools:

  • New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public Schools
    The guide provides basic information about every open public school in New Orleans, as well as contact information for the authorities who are in charge of public schools in New Orleans.
  • LA School Finder
    LASCHOOLFINDER is an online tool to assist you in finding the best possible school for your child. It provides up to date information and allows you to compare schools to make an informed selection.
  • New Orleans Public Schools
    Home page of the Orleans Parish School Board.
  • Louisiana Recovery School District of New Orleans
    From the Louisiana Department of Education, this site includes information on New Orleans Public Schools, Algiers Charter Schools, and the Recovery School District, with lists of all public schools opening in Fall 2006 and registration information for the Recovery District schools.
  • New Orleans Area High Schools
    A list of the websites of local high schools including Catholic, Christian and other schools.

Louisiana Department of Education:


College/University Sites

  • students.gov
    The goal of this site, students.gov, is to provide a suite of online government services and information to meet the specific needs and interests of the student community.
  • College Answer
    "The planning for college destination."
  • College Is Possible
    A resource guide for parents, students, and education professionals.
  • College Navigator
    Search for basic information on institutions of higher learning in the U.S.
  • College Profiles
    In-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more.
  • College Source Online
    NOPL no longer has a subscription, but there is a good deal of free information available through the world-wide leader in college information resources."
  • Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid Page
    "Designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, free college scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more." Updated annually.
  • Embark
    A matchmaker site designed to help you find the school that meets your individual needs.
  • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Information (and online form) to file for Federal Student Aid
  • Get Recruited by Colleges and Universities
    Designed to "bring students together with colleges, universities, graduate schools, and professional schools and help them identify the scholarships and financial aid for which they may qualify."
  • Peterson's Planner
    Good searches for all levels of education from K-12 through graduate school.
  • U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code Search Page

General Sites

  • Blank and Outline Maps
    Blank maps of countries around the world and states around our nation--all ready to be colored and/or filled in.
  • Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
    Lists of recommended books and information about the Center.
  • The College Board
    The web site for the SAT Test; test schedules, sample questions, and more.
  • ERIC/AE Test Locator
    The Test Locator "allows researchers to locate relevant tests from a database of over 10,000 records. Abstracts and availability information are included - as are separate databases of test publishers and test reviews."
  • familyeducation.com
    "Named the World's Best Parenting Website by FamilyPC magazine. It contains information and communication resources that enable the parent-school connection."
  • GED: Find a GED Testing Center
    Type in your zipcode and get a list of nearby testing centers, with their street addresses, telephone numbers, and the distance in miles from the ZIP Code you entered
  • GEDonline
    "The first continuing adult education website dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test."
  • GreatSchools.net
    "A nonprofit organization, GreatSchools.net provides information about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states."
  • High School Ace
    "The High School Ace is a noncommercial gateway to excellent free online academic resources for high school students."
  • Homeschool.com
    "Designed to help parents, teachers and homeschoolers find the best educational resources out there.
  • Homefires: The Journal of Homeschooling
  • HomeworkSpot.com
    "a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot."
  • Khanacademy
    Khanacademy offers a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises
  • LDOnline
    "The interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children."
  • Pink Monkey
    "Pink Monkeyis a FREE "G" rated study resource for junior high, high school, college students, teachers and home schooling parents."
  • Private School Search
    From the National Center for Education Statistics, find information on private schools nationwide.
  • SchoolGrants
    The purpose of SchoolGrants is to provide resources for children, teachers/educators, and K-12 schools. Our goal is to contribute to the common task of improving schools and programs for the children served by those schools.
  • SchoolMatch School Directory
    Listings of schools by state, locality, and school district. Basic data is free and ratings are available for a fee.
  • U.S. Charter Schools
    Information on existing charter schools as well as assistance in starting a new one.
Lesson Plans

  • CEC Lesson Plans
    These lesson plans were created by teachers for use in their own classrooms.
  • Education Place
    From Houghton Mifflin. "Provides free K-8 resources for teachers, students, and parents. Check out our Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies Centers, searchable activity database, educational games, collaborative projects, textbook support, online store, and more!"
  • Educators' Reference Desk
    The Educator's Reference Desk provides access to the following resources: Resource Collection, Lesson Plans, and Question Archive.
  • The Gateway to Educational Materials
    Search for lesson plans, curriculum units and other educational resources by subject, keyword, title, or grade level.
  • Teachers Net
    "The ultimate teacher's resource," with chat, bulletin boards, mailrings, and more.

Tutorials

  • Web Page Building
    • W3 Schools
      Learn HTML, CSS and beyond with these easy to follow, free tutorials.
    • HTML Code Tutorial
      Another free tutorial designed to get you coding right away.
  • Typing Comprehensive lists of education sites:


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    Updated 2/24/2012