Common Core State Standards Initiative
National website for the Common Core Learning Standards. From the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices.
EngageNY: Common Core
Information about New York State’s implementation of the Board of Regents Reform Agenda, including the Common Core Learning Standards. Information for parents, educators, and administrators. Go directly to: Parent and Family Resources. From the New York State Education Department.
High School Equivalency Exam: TASC
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) has replaced the GED in New York State. This site provides information about the TASC, test dates and times, and study materials. See also: the New York State Education Department’s Adult Career and Continuing Ed Services page.
New York Office of State Assessment
The Office of State Assessment is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of the New York State Testing Program. This site offers assessment information for elementary through high school testing, including Regents examinations, and provides sample tests and other helpful resources.
New York State School Report Cards
The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State.
Parent Network of the Capital Region
Provides special education support and resources to parents of children with disabilities.
Affordable Colleges Online
A higher education directory that seeks to help students and parents identify colleges, degree programs, and scholarship opportunities fit their respective academic and financial needs.
BigFuture by the College Board
A college planning site by the College Board. Find schools with the college search and comparison tools, get admissions information and strategies, explore careers and majors, and find lots of information about financial aid and paying for college.
A comprehensive directory of over 10,000 universities and colleges worldwide. Find colleges by location, degree/career, or religious affiliation. Includes information on online higher education.
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Each year, it offers more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school to millions of students.
New York’s Private Colleges and Universities
Find out about college costs, deadlines, location, and more than 500 academic programs.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
Information on the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other grants and loans administered by the HESC.
State University of New York (SUNY)
Link to SUNY’s 64 campuses.
U.S. News & World Report: Education
U.S. News & World Report publishes annual education rankings. See the lists of best colleges, graduate schools, world universities, and online education.
Arts Center of the Capital Region
Classes in a broad range of the arts: studio art, digital art, crafts, performance art, dance, fitness, writing and culinary. Classes for adults and children. Located in Troy, NY.
Community & Professional Education, Hudson Valley Community College
Offers a wide range of educational, professional and recreational credit-free classes for everyone from kids to seniors. Highlights include fitness classes, arts classes, and special interest classes like motorcycle riding or financial planning for retirement. They also offer non-credit certification programs in emergency medicine, paralegal training and other professional classes.
Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Course topics span the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from the world’s best universities. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. (MOOCs are free non-degree online courses with open, unlimited global enrollment to anyone who desires to learn, regardless of their current educational level.)
Free and offers “quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life.
A library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. Includes 125 practice exercises to help you learn anything you want at your own pace.
Use the keyword search to find information on any topic, or browse the directory by subject.
Schenectady County Community College Office of Workforce Development
Offers non-credit courses in such varied subjects as culinary, fitness, allied health, and archaeology.
A collection of over 20,000 educational videos in over 3,000 categories, available anywhere for free.
Wonder How To
Provides more than 170,000 how-to videos & articles from more than 17,000 specialized creators, spanning 35 vertical categories and 424 sub-categories.
ERIC—Education Resource Information Center
ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). Manipulatives are physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications; this web site translates manipulatives to virtual form.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The website offers research-based strategies for teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader.
Summer Camps and Programs at Colleges in New York State
Information on sports, arts, and academic programs for kids and teens.