Early Out Calendars:
Crisis Referral Services for Families
Telephone numbers for Madera County crisis referral services.
Condition of the Children:
California Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
What students are expected to learn at each grade level.
California Report Card
Factors for school success.
ChildTrends Data Bank
National trends and research on over 70 key indicators of child and youth well-being.
Conditions of Children in the United States
An online database that allows you to generate custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and state-by-state profiles.
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
Proposition 98, passed by California voters in 1988, requires every educational agency to prepare annual Accountability Report Cards.
Charting the College Course
Wanting to go to college is one thing. Getting there is another. Specific classes are required, as are good grades. This site offers a year-by-year guide for students and their parents to follow, beginning with sixth grade.
IPEDS College Opportunities Online
Direct link to over 7,000 colleges and universities across the United States. Information for attending large university, community college, small liberal arts college, specialized college, career or technical college, trade school and more.
Recommended Internet Resources:
40 Developmental Assets
Building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
Academic Performance Index (API)
Academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measure.
Back to School with FamilyEducation.com
Parenting advice, child development, family games and activities.
California Resources and Links
EdSource listing of organizations selected from the growing number of web sites that have interesting information and resources about elementary and secondary education.
Comprehensive Guide to Government at ALL Levels
From the University of California's Infomine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Connect for Kids
Virtual encyclopedia of information for adults who want to make their communities better places for kids.
DataQuest Parents' Reference Page
California Department of Education resources for parents.
EdSource Public Involvement
Provides a range of information to help parents, businesses, and community members to understand and work to strengthen California's schools.
Family Education Forums
Discuss groups for parents and families.
School-Home Links Reading Kits
Collection of research-based online activities designed to help families reinforce the reading and language arts skills that their children are learning in school.
Supported Life Institute
Educational and training opportunities to assist individuals and organizations in the work of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
National initiative to encourage parents to talk with their children.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Spanish language site provides information to parents of minority students on how to prepare their children for college.