Sites by Subject · Education

Research Databases

Career Online High School
Earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates. A limited number of scholarships for qualified adults are available. More details.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Lynda.com
Award-winning library of video tutorials designed to support learners who want to gain specific software, technology, creative, or business skills. Tutorials include 3D and animation, CAD training, and programming.
Professional Development Collection
Highly specialized collection of more than 550 full-text education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Designed to serve the needs of professional educators.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate, graduate, vocational schools, and executive education programs; online practice tests for preparatory exams (including college and military entrance exams and civil service exams); and PDF versions of respected college and career handbooks. Research career choices and build a high-quality resume to share with potential employers. Save your resume as a Word document or email it directly from the site.
Treehouse
Courses on a variety of advanced technology related topics--including coding, web design, and app creation.

General Sites

Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors. If you haven’t used the service before, please read through the Homework HelpNow FAQs.
Library of Congress - Professional Development for Teachers
The Library of Congress "Teaching with Primary Sources" program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country. Offers online modules, training for small groups, and training with their educational consortium.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Comprehensive subject directory of federal information on a wide range of education-related issues.
Ohio Department of Education
Statistical profiles of Ohio school districts, job postings, teacher certification information, and state legislation.
U.S. Department of Education
Site for federal information on education, with online full-text publications.

Adult & Continuing Education

General Educational Development (GED): Ohio High School Equivalence
The Ohio Department of Education's website for the high school equivalency exams.

Colleges & Financial Aid

ACT Home Page
Information and online registration for the ACT test.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Colleges & Universities
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
Lists scholarships for Cincinnati students.
College Board Online
SAT and GRE test information and online templates for career, college and scholarship search.
Educational Testing Service
Information on tests administered by ETS, including SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and AP examinations.
Federal School Code Search Page
Easy access to the Title IV school codes needed to complete the federal financial aid forms (FAFSA).
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete information about FAFSA including forms, links, FAQS, and submission tips.
Office of Postsecondary Education
Current information on legislation affecting education, including government student aid.
Ohio Higher Ed
This site provides information for Ohio residents trying to choose a college and major and search for state scholarship programs.
Student Aid on the Web
Federal student aid information from the Department of Education.
US News Best Colleges Index
This year's college rankings, detailed school directory, interactive tools, college admission guide, and brief articles. From US News and World Report magazine.
USA Jobs
Information about student employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities in the Federal government.

Distance Learning

Distance Education and Training Council (DEAC)
Formerly the National Home Study Council, this organization monitors home correspondence courses offered by a number of agencies.
MindEdge
Distance learning courses searchable by class, school and state; maintained by educators from Harvard and MIT.
Ohio Learns
A "one stop site for anyone interested in college level distance or e-learning in Ohio." Includes information about courses, degrees, and resources/tools to help prepare you for distance learning.

Free Online Lectures & Courses

iTunes U
Oxford University, Duke University, Cornell University, Stanford University, museums, research institutes, and more (offers free lectures, but you must download the iTunes software first).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware
Offers free publication of 1,900 MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
Online College Classes
"A free compendium of educational multimedia content from around the web."
Open Yale Courses
Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.

Homeschooling

About.com Homeschooling
Links to a variety of homeschooling topics; clicking on “Homeschooling in the USA” displays a clickable map for Ohio resources, including Christian homeschool organizations.
Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati
Seminars, support groups, reviews, legislative news, and other information for local homeschoolers.
Eclectic Homeschool Online
Topical index for lessons plans plus instructional forms and charts that can be downloaded.
National Home Education Research Institute
Research, statistics, facts, demographics about homeschooling, maintained by the editor of Home School Researcher.

K–12

American Montessori Consulting
Provides useful information for Montessori educators, including lesson plans, newsletters, and a chat room for sharing ideas.
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Schools Links
Directory of diocesan schools with links to school websites.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Indiana K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Kentucky K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Ohio K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati Public Schools
School information for the Cincinnati public school district with news releases and calendar.
Education Week on the Web
Current issue of weekly education newspaper plus searchable archives from 1981, with daily news from major newspapers.
Education World
Directory of resources for teachers and administrators, including curriculum materials, educational policy, and current events.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
Links to websites for ideas to enhance the curriculum, carefully selected and updated daily.
LearningNetwork
New York Times curriculum resources related to current events, for grades 6-12.
Montessori International Index
Basic information on Montessori philosophy and list of accredited teacher preparation programs.
National Public School Locator
Federal database of public elementary and secondary schools, including data on staff, enrollment, and ethnic composition.
PBS LearningMedia
Teaching modules and resources related to PBS programming.
State Teachers Certification and Licensing Resources
State-by-state teacher certification requirements with links to state agencies and job postings.
Strive
A regional partnership, supported by the business, education, non-profit, philanthropic, and civic sectors, "to develop the best educational system in the world, from preschool to college” for kids in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Literacy

National Center for Families Learning
Supports family literacy services through programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination.
Sites by Subject · Literacy
Find information on adult basic and secondary education, English as a second language (ESL), family literacy, GED sites, learning disabilities, and Ohio proficiency tests.

Ohio Achievement Tests

High School Graduation Tests
Directory of useful links and resources from the Ohio Department of Education.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy (KRA-L)
Learn about the KRA-L, which is required of all children entering kindergarten in Ohio.
Ohio Proficiency Practice Tests
This site, maintained by the Ohio Department of Education, contains links to practice tests for Ohio proficiency tests.