Parent Quick Links

  • USDE: Spanish Documents

    The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has developed a Spanish-language Web site to help Spanish-speaking customers obtain useful information. Of particular interest is a link entitled "Publicaciojes y Materiales," which contains information on all of USDE’s publications that are available in Spanish through the Education Publications Center. The site also offers links to Web sites and provides toll-free numbers where more information on each topic may be obtained.

  • Center for Educational Policy Research

    Created by the Association of American Universities, this site offers a free report identifying what students need to know and be able to do in order to succeed in entry-level courses at America's research universities. This report is so significant that the College Board is using it as a foundation element in the development of College Board examinations, including the SAT, PSAT, and Advanced Placement Exams.

  • College Board

    Whether you're a student or parent planning for college, The College Board site explains everything you need to know.

  • College Foundation of North Carolina

    We believe every student should have the opportunity to go to college. The College Foundation of North Carolina helps you plan, apply, and pay for college.

  • Common Sense: Media and Your Child

    Media is fun and our kids love it. We also know that kids now spend so much time absorbing its messages and images that it has become "the other parent" in their lives. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we exist to provide parents with trustworthy information to help manage their kids' media lives.

  • Compare Colleges

    Search Online for Colleges and Universities throughout the World!

    Making an informed decision about which college to attend or which degree program to pursue can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly a decade we've been helping aspiring students and education oriented professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.
  • Educational Acronyms

    In education, as in most specialized professions, educators use terms that may be unfamiliar. For example, most people associate the ABCs with the alphabet and having PEP with energy. But if a North Carolina principal or teacher uses these terms, they take on a whole new meaning. It's not surprising that parents and others new to public schools often feel confused. This list of the more commonly used acronyms or abbreviations and their meanings has been developed to help everyone involved in public schools communicate better.

  • Game Goo

    Free, online educational games for children for learning that sticks!

  • Homeland Security: Schools

    Information and resources about homeland security are now available online. Find out more about Homeland Security Advisory system recommendations for individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and access the American Red Cross Emergency Planning site and more.

  • Kids Click

    Kids Click is a web search engine designed by librarians for kids.  When you're in the library, ask your librarian, but when you're on the internet, ask Kids Click!

  • Kids Know It Network

    The KidsKnowIt Network is your student’s free portal into the many exciting facets that make up our Universe. From the human heart, to the moons of Jupiter you will find it all on the KidsKnowIt Network. Free Educational Websites.
    Our fun and educational games, activities, worksheets, free online classes, and much much more, make learning fun. At The KidsKnowIt Network we provide accurate, updated, and fun information for you and your student. Best of all, YOU NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING!!

  • Mental Health Association of Wayne County

    Learn more about depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and post traumatic stree disorder, as well as program services at the Health Association website of Wayne County.

  • Military Child Education Coalition

    The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes partnerships and provides for networking of military installations and their supporting school districts.  Their focus is to address transition and other educational issues related to the military-connected child, including active duty, National Guard, and Reserves.  MCEC seeks to include all military installations, their supporting schools, concerned organizations, and caring individuals.

  • North Carolina Wise Owl

    NC WISE OWL is your online electronic library, with FREE access to information resources including encyclopedias, magazines, and other resources. Password required: send a written request to your child's media coordinator at their school to receive the access password.

  • North Carolina Encyclopedia

    This encyclopedia is designed to give you an overview of the people, the government, the history, and the resources of North Carolina. The information is organized into the broad information categories. 

  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc., was founded early in the 20th century. And even though the NCHSAA has witnessed dramatic growth in the scope of its programs and has had to deal with the changing face of education, one thing has remained constant: the Association's commitment to providing a wholesome athletic environment.

  • North Carolina Standard Course of Study

    MISSION :: North Carolina first established a Standard Course of Study in 1898. The North Carolina Standard Course of Study provides every content area a set of competencies for each grade and high school course. Its intent is to ensure rigorous student academic performance standards that are uniform across the state. It is based on a philosophy of teaching and learning that is consistent with current research, exemplary practices, and national standards.

  • North Carolina Student Accountability: Testing

    The For Parents section of the Accountability Services Web site provides parents and guardians with a convenient overview of the North Carolina State Testing Program. Please use the links below to discover information about testing for elementary, middle, and high school students; testing students with disabilities and students identified as limited English proficient; requirements for testing from the federal law No Child Left Behind; and additional resources for the North Carolina Testing Program.

  • North Carolina Public Schools

    The definitive site for information about public school education in the State of North Carolina.

  • Parents and Family

    This Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Information web-page represents one of the many state-wide initiatives to educate, inform, and advocate for strengthening the role of parents, families, and communities as involved, enabled, and empowered leaders, decision-makers, teachers, volunteers, and experts about their children and the needs of the communities. If we are to leave no child behind, we must bring every parent, family and community along.

  • Reading First

    The Goal of North Carolina's Reading First (NCRF) initiative is to ensure that all children learn to read well by the end of the third grade. This goal will be accomplished by applying scientifically based reading research to reading instruction in all North Carolina schools.

  • Safe Net Surfing

    The Internet is an increasingly important place to work, play and learn for both adults and children. At the same time, we are concerned about the risks we face online. The challenge is to stay "one-click" ahead of would-be pornographers, hackers, child-predators and those who would misuse your and your child's sensitive information. GetNetWise can help.

  • Safe Searching: Ask For Kids

    Kids have great imaginations and are curious by nature. That's why Ask for Kids has created a fast, easy, and safe way for kids to find information and answers online. Ask for Kids is primarily an educational Web site that kids can use for homework help and research for school projects. But we've also included fun games and activities.  Each Web site included in Ask for Kids is carefully selected by an editor. We include only "G-rated" pages and those written specifically for children. We select sites for the quality and depth of their content, and for safety.

  • Seymour Johnson AFB School Liaison Officer

    The School Liaison Officer connects schools, families and the Seymour Johnson community together in meeting the educational needs of the military child, and serves as a point of contact for all who desire assistance with school-related matters.

  • Understand EOG Scores

    The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

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