Useful Link: Education

  • ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation)
    ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
  • All About the ASVAB (Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery)
    The primary use of this test is to find out in what fields a student's basic aptitudes fit. It comes in paper or computerized versions, and may be used for Military Enlistment if the student chooses to go that route.
  • Best Nursing Degree
    A free resource covering all the nursing degree programs in the United States with up to date career path information and interviews with industry leaders.
  • CareerOneStop
    All government information about higher education on the web is at your fingertips in this portal maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Education. From planning a career to paying for school, this searchable website is well organized and includes highlights of newly added websites.
  • CCC Guide to Grammar and Writing
    For advanced English students, Capitol Community College offers this summary of parts of speech, grammar, punctuation, all aspects of written English, quizzes and puzzles. An in-depth study of this website will reinforce and strengthen all areas of written and spoken English.
  • Certification Requirements: National and State
    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards offers 25 certificates covering a variety of subject areas and student developmental levels. To improve teaching and student learning, teachers may sharpen their skills under state or national level sponsorship for greatest career strength.
  • Charter Schools: NYS Charter Schools
    New York State Department of Education provides this site to help you find approved Charter Schools throughout the state, and learn about the process of charter and accountability for educating the students in charter schools.
  • Charter Schools: US Charter Schools
    Innovative Charter Schools nationwide share resources, teaching ideas that work, and a parents' section to learn more about the charter school movement.
  • College Navigator from NCES
    A detailed guide of all colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics. Includes guides on finacial and career planning.
  • Condition of Education
    Integrated publishing of indicators and analyses gathered by national educators each year, 2000-2008. You may sign up for e-mail notification of current news and trends in the field.
  • Connetquot Central School District
    The authoritative source for policies, budgets, school homepages and timely announcements concerning your child's education in the District.
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    New York State Learning Standards requirements for developmentally appropriate education for students through high school graduation, with thorough preparation for work, further education, and citizenship.
  • Developing Educational Standards
    Common Core State Standards Initiative sets consistent, clear, and robust national standards of excellence for student achievement. Skills and knowledge relevant to the real world will equip student to compete in college and career choices to be effective in a new global economic world.
  • Distance Learning: US Distance Learning Association
    USDLA offers a one-stop resource for distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, computer and web-based learning, webinars, and opportunities that change every day!
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
    Serving Eastern Long Island, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services offers specialized educational and trade skill courses, at reasonable cost and many in the evening, to adult learners to meet Long Island's technical workforce demand.
  • Educational Resource Information Center
    Journals and publications in the education field indexed for best use by professional educators.
  • EngageNY
    Created and maintained by the New York State Education Departments; provides the latest news, resources, and videos regarding the Common Core standards for administrators, teachers, parents, and communities
  • ETS NET (Educational Testing Service)
    Information on the SAT, PSAT, GRE, TOEFL, and many other standardized tests from the service that administers, grades, and sends out your scores.
  • FAFSA on the Web
    You may use this simplified online process for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, including deadlines, worksheets, school codes, and a personal account to track your progress.
  • Graduate Schools
    Listed as the most comprehensive online source for graduate school information, this site lets users search by subject, by school, or by distance education.
  • High School Ace
    Web directory of the free best educational resources for teens.
  • Homeschooling: Jon's Homeschooling Resource
    One of the largest and most comprehensive home schooling resource websites, this site offers many subject and grade level areas and exchange of ideas.
  • Interesting Things for ESL Students
    Word games, puzzles, quizzes, jokes, exercises for all skill levels in spelling, reading, writing, slang, proverbs, and idioms. Adaptable for MP3 format and developed to be fun and entertaining.
  • International Learning: GoAbroad.com
    On a leading international and experiential travel resource, you will find over 15,000 opportunities updated daily for volunteer service, internships, teaching, language schools, and college study.
  • International Learning: StudyAbroad.com
    This site is informational for students who are considering an internship, a study year abroad or volunteer opportunities for credit in an overseas learning environment. There are also offerings for teachers and high school students as well.
  • International Learning: StudyOverseas.com
    Choose your desired location and find country, college, and course advice for international students. Read current journal articles on leading issues in studying overseas, and find a broad context for an educational choice.
  • Kid Info
    Quality links for students, parents, or teachers to access relevant K-12 curriculum topics, including quality fun sites as well.
  • LDA Resources
    Collection of accessible and practical resources for those interested in Special Education topics. Compiled by the Learning Disabilities Association of America.
  • Learning Disabled Resources
    Excellent indexed collection of current topics and past digitized postings on all aspects of learning disabilities from a well-known successful LD adult and educational consultant.
  • Long Island Colleges and Universities
    Links to home pages of nineteen institutions of higher learning located on Long Island.
  • Long Island Education Opportunity Center
    The LIEOC collaborates with higher education, business, industry, government, and its communities, to create a skilled workforce that remains competitive and vibrant in a global economy. Programs include Allied Health Education, Business Careers and Technology, Adult Basic Education, College Preparation, High School Equivalency (HSE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and creative design opportunities through our Entrepreneur Technology Center's Visual Technology Program.
  • Long Island Schools
    Statistical, factual, current addresses, and home pages for Suffolk and Nassau public schools, preschool through high school.
  • Looking for the Best!
    U.S. News and World Report publishes "BEST" rankings each year for colleges, graduate schools, and world's best rankings. In depth ratings give insight and comparisons not found in any other source.
  • New York State Department of Education
    Gateway to educational services for all levels of education under the University of the State of New York system. Administered by the State Board of Regents, the mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all people in New York State.
  • New York State Regent's Exams
    Look over online or print PDF contents of the subject area tests on Regents' level high school graduation requirements.
  • New York State TAP Financial Aid
    Accessing the online application site for New York State Tuition Assistance Program will make you aware of many alternative ways of paying for college, sponsored by the New York Higher Education Services Corporation.
  • NYS Office for New Americans
    This website makes it easy to search for an ESOL class in your neighborhood.
  • NYSTCE and ATAS
    Everything you need to know to prepare, register for the tests, and receive your results online for the New York State Teaching Certification Exam and the Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills.
  • Office of Special Education (U.S. Dept of Education)
    Educational services of excellence for disabled youth, birth through age 21. Find latest research, lesson plans, or apply for a grant project, and learn what the laws provide.
  • Peterson's College Search
    Set up your free account and search in a secure environment for your major, area of the country, specialized programs, and many other categories from one of the premier companies in the college business.
  • Princeton Review
    Extensive listing of North American college programs, practice tests (SAT, GRE, etc.) and in depth financial aid resources. Some parts of this site require free registration and an email account.
  • Private Schools: Best College Prep Boarding Schools
    Accredited college preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and abroad, alongside informative information on the boarding school educational experience to help parents and students in making personal choices.
  • Private Schools: Long Island Private Schools
    Parents may look up local private day-care for toddlers, summer educational experiences, and high school and college level learning offered by private school providers.
  • Private Schools: Unique College Prep Boarding Schools
    Consider specialized boarding junior or college prep schools by geographical, religious, military, sporting, all-boys or all-girls, and other unique educational environments.
  • Resources for Students with Disabilities
    Support, advocacy and assistive technology to facilitate the transition to higher education.
  • Savings for College in New York
    Learn how to join New York's 529 College Savings program through the payroll deduction plan.
  • Scholarships.com
    This site offers free and personalized web searching for scholarships and grant opportunities that will match your needs and vocational or career needs.
  • School Grants Blog
    Excellent introduction and guided application process to help those applying for grants (money that is NOT paid back)for education. Included are listings of grant-giving entities and specialized listings for single moms, hispanics, trade school applicants, charter schools, government grants, and others.
  • School Report Cards
    Look up a school's ratings, test scores, and other comparative statistical information on the NYSED Annual Report Card.
  • SCOPE
    Complete guide to services for children, teaching staff and parents with current administrative contact information for schools and summer programs in Suffolk County.
  • Skills: America English Sports & Games Idioms
    Free for sports enthusiasts who want to learn the English language in a fun sports context that sheds light on the business world.
  • Skills: Parts of Speech
    Purdue University offers grammar worksheets for specific parts of speech.
  • Skills: TV411
    Television series for adults who want to strengthen their literacy skills. Includes brief computer lessons in writing, vocabulary, math, reading, and an index to tv shows and times for reinforcement and visual learning.
  • Skills: USA Learns
    Pictorial guided English course for beginners and intermediate learners and an intermediate reading skills course, writing and listening exercises to do at your own pace.
  • State University of New York
    Log on for access to the home pages of all 64 campus locations of SUNY schools.
  • TASC Exam (New York State Department of Education)
    How to prepare for the test, locations for taking the test, and other relevant information to assist in obtaining New York State high school diploma credit.
  • Technical Schools Guide
    A free resource covering all the technical schools and programs in the United States. Includes career guides and resources to help people discover career paths that match their skill sets and life goals.
  • Test Prep Review
    A good one-stop source for online free practice tests.
  • United States Citizenship
    Everything there is to know regarding the U.S. Citizenship process begins here, from filing the I-9 Form to following your application through the process online.
  • Vocational and Trade Schools
    Search by state or by desired trade you wish to pursue, most connect directly to the school's home page.
  • Voices of America News
    Listen to news of the world in 45 languages.