Education

  • Academic Earth access to courses and lectures from ten leading universities, including Harvard, NYU, and MIT
  • Affordable Colleges Online a guide to top online colleges includes information on college affordability, online learning options, and tips for choosing an online program that meets the student’s education and career goals
  • American Association of Community Colleges information and directory for U.S. community colleges
  • America’s Best Colleges rankings from US News & World Report
  • America’s Best Graduate Schools data for over 12,000 graduate programs, select by discipline– from US News & World Report
  • Board of Regents for Higher Education State of Connecticut online information about Connecticut’s system of higher education–info for students, parents, businesses, administrators
  • Braintrack University Index more than 8300 links to institutions of higher education in 194 countries
  • College Scholarships.org information on scholarships, grants and student loans
  • Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium comprehensive listing of online courses for all educational levels
  • Connecticut School Profiles profiles of Connecticut public schools includes information on schools, districts, students and staff–from the Connecticut Department of Education
  • Connecticut Technical High School System FAQs, school and adult education information
  • Education and Employment Information Center information on financial aid, life after high school, parent college prep, etc.  from the Connecticut Department of Higher Education
  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid–from the US Department of Education
  • FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges students can fill out a questionnaire and receive information on scholarship and internship eligibility
  • FSA Federal Student Aid help with preparing for and choosing a college and applying for financial aid– from the US Department of Education
  • FSA Federal Student Aid Financial Aid Toolkit The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others
  • Gateway to 21st Century Skills lesson plans and other teaching and learning resources
  • Homeschooling General Resources homeschooling resources from the Waterboro (ME)  Public Library
  • Institute of Education Sciences annual reports with education statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics US Department of Education, includes The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, and Projections of Education Statistics
  • Learn a Language the BBC will teach you German,  French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, etc.
  • LiteracyLink quality adult basic education and GED prep for adult learners and their teachers from the National Center on Adult Literacy of the University of Pennsylvania, the PBS Adult Learning Service, the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Public Television
  • MITOPENCOURSEWARE all syllabi and course lectures that are taught at MIT, 1,800 courses online
  • New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break Program this program enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges in their own state
  • OnlineMastersPrograms.org  a collection of  online master’s programs, combining information from the schools themselves and the U.S. government’s education databases.
  • OnlineU OnlineU is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S.
  • Peterson’s Planner guide to choosing schools K-12, college, graduate, and continuing education programs, includes program descriptions, school profiles and faculty and student information, registration required
  • SchoolMatters compare public schools at the local, state and national level, community demographics, safety, performance and staffing information from Standard & Poors