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This is an online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field.

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.

Kids Quest on Disability and Health
This website is supported by The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) which promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living.

Ready To Learn
Ready To Learn integrates free and universally available children's educational television and online resources with community outreach to help parents and educators prepare young children for success in school.

Sesame Workshop
A non-profit educational organization making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide by addressing their critical developmental needs.

Middle School Student Resources

Figure This!
Figure This! helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges. Figure This! is a joint project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and Widmeyer Communications, with support from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Kids Click!
Kids Click! Is a website for students created by librarians. Students can use this website to search for information for almost any topic and all of the links have been approved by a group of librarians that recommend age appropriate websites.

National Gallery of Art for Kids
The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. This website for kids provides information and activities for students interested in art.

High School Student Resources

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education is providing the information in this pamphlet to explain the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.

Federal Student Aid
The Federal Student Aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America.

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid program, students are able to apply for financial aid online.
USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid
This webpage will keep you abreast of the changes to the United States Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Federal Student Aid organization and the progress in reinventing these important programs, which provide more than $70 billion of financial aid a year to college students.

Last Updated: March 27, 2014

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