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Attention Parents (employment trends, thinking differently, ideas for adults, adults' checklist for successful teens, college and career sites, etc.) These sites provide information on a number of career related topics for parents.
Ohio's Career Development Program Ohio's Career Development Program is featured in the Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER) website and is therefore highlighted here.
Financial Aid/Scholarship Information  These sites are comprehensive and represent most of the financial aid and scholarship opportunities.  
Advice to Young Parents Here are a few sites with advice for young parents and a place for you to interact with other parents.
 Economics Here are sites of labor market surveys, information of interest to investors, researchers, and other members of the financial community, sites of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.


Attention Parents (employment trends, thinking differently, ideas for adults, checklist for successful teens, college and career sites, etc.)


A Call To Parents...

Help your son or daughter find his/her career interests and reduce the high cost and high risk of education after high school.

Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
For girls, teachers, and parents… Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, or AWSEM, brings together parents, educators and women professionals in science-related fields to kindle and support young women's interest in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (SEMT).

Ashland Inc. Parent Power FamilyEducation Company (FEC)
Parents and teachers, don't miss this site. It has information for children of all ages.

Best Jobs U.S.A.
Recourse Communication Inc. sponsors this site. It has quick access to the popular Best Jobs Database. It's filled with thousands of jobs targeting a wide variety of industries and all advertisers placing recruitment ads in Employment Review get their positions placed on the Best Jobs Database.
Best Jobs U.S.A. is packed with information on career fairs and employment events throughout the country. It lists corporate profiles where companies showcase all they have to offer. It contains a full page of hyperlinks to an array of employment sites that are available.

Black Enterprise Online
Black is billed to be the virtual desktop for African Americans. It includes information on the top fifty colleges for African Americans and much more.

Bureau of Engraving (U.S. Treasury)

Bureau of engraving and printing kid's page, place for teacher and kid to sign in

Career Builder
Career Builder Network links job seekers with employers.

Career sphere
Genetech Company job postings, internships (must be a sophomore in college by June, intend to return to college in the Fall and major in Biological or Chemical Science, Bioshemical or Chemical Engineering, or Computer Science or Business) and much more. Yes, it's for the company, but worth looking at.

Career/Wall Street Journal
Information here on job seeking, who's hiring, salaries & profiles, job-hunting advice, succeeding at work, working globally, college connection, starting a business and more.

College & career sites (hot jobs, salaries, outlook, interview & resume)

Online U.S. News .edu colleges and career information on how to get into college, beyond college, financial aid, alternate campus and more. Take a look at this site as well as others listed here and on this site's Educators/Students page

College Parents of America *(membership fee)
College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare and put their children through college easily, economically and safely.
Individual membership is $25 per year, $45 for two years and $85 for four years.

Computer Jobs Store
Computer Jobs site bills itself as the "employment website for technology professionals." If you are into technology, take a look at job listings here.

EntrepreNet-The Entrepreneur's Electronic Resource Center
EntrepreNet is an electronic resource center for the entrepreneur. The site features information and links for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Entrepreneruship's Big 6 on the www (EWEB)

Each of these entrepreneur sites is free. They provide substantial information (if it's not in the hundreds of pages or hundreds of links, it's not a serious contender as an entrepreneurship "supersite") and focus on the needs or concerns of entrepreneurs or those working with entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneruship: Coleman Foundation-List of contacts
The Coleman Foundation was established in 1951 by Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stetson Coleman. It was their consistent desire to make the community aware of opportunities which could improve the quality of life.
They were entrepreneurs.

Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Jobs
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Head Hunter Net bills itself to be the largest database of current job listings and high-quality job seekers. It claims to be unique in enabling job posters to control their jobs and in allowing job seekers to control visibility of their résumés.

Hispanic Business Magazine Web Page

Hispanstar-The Hispanic Information Network

Hot Jobs
Hot Jobs is another resource for job seekers with control regarding who sees your resume.

Inc. Online: The Web Site for Growing Companies
The website for growing companies
Job Link (for Journalists)
Job Link is for a job search site for Journalists.

Jobs On The Web
Jobs on the Web promises to assist you, free of charge, in your job search using a network of over 350 executive search firms and over 1750 recruiters. The client companies place thousands of job listings with this site which are updated several times each week.

Job Web
National Association of Colleges and Employers is the bridge between higher education and the world of work. Spanning 3 constituencies, it includes 1,700+ member universities and colleges from across the United States, 1,600+ employer organizations and 1 million+ college students and alumni.

Kids and Jobs

(section for parent, student and educator)

In 1995, two out of three American workers held "traditional" jobs, with regular hours, benefits and retirement. The rest had what we will call "new century" jobs, meaning that they created their own work, either by starting their own businesses or by piecing together several positions. By the year 2010, this balance will have dramatically shifted. By then, fully half of all Americans will be in "new century" jobs.

Kids place

Place where kids can make their own animated pages and play games. Try it.

KidsWay Inc.
Kidsway Times for people 8-18, keeps you informed about business, careers, finance and entrepreneurship. There are sections for teachers, parents and students.

Maps of US
Print out maps to use in class or for your own use. This site has historical maps, maps of national parks, monuments, metropolitan areas, country boundaries, etc. Great site


Could be used in Geography, Social Studies, for home use, and much more.

Monster Board
Monster Board has job search updates, job posting opportunities, ways to customize your career search, career zones (campus, mid-career, executive, technology, healthcare, and HR) and more.

National SBDC Research Network
If you are trying to locate some World Wide Web resources of particular interest to small business,
try this site about business ownership, consumer protection and much more. It's worth the time.
National Wildlife Federation
Here's a site with many educational places for all to visit. It includes Community Based Education, Outdoor Education, Classroom Education, and much more. There are a few teacher activities and the "Just For Kids" section is a must see for parents.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
1998/99 Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on occupations, tomorrow's jobs, projections, etc.


This is the website of the 123rd Ohio General Assembly including: Today at the Statehouse, About Ohio's State Government: -Laws, Acts, and Legislation, The Ohio House of Representatives, -Search the Legislative Web -sites, -The Ohio Senate, -Ohio's Legislative Agencies, -The Executive Branch, -The Judicial Branch

The Ohio House of Representatives with: -Leadership, -Your Representatives, -Committees, -Make Your Voice Heard, -Ohio House History, -Ohio Revised Code, -Current Session Law


A visit to Ohio's Capitol Square

Ohio Jobnet online web site
Through these web pages you can access Ohio's best job placement services as well as job openings around the USA

OH Kids (websites for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17)
This is the Ohio Public Library Information Network's (OPLIN) "OH Kids" websites for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-13, 14-17.

Proficiency Test Web Sites
All students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. All students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment in our nation's modern economy.

Proficiency Test Web Sites

This is one of Lakewood Public Library pages for the Ohio Proficiency Tests. Practice tests and informational resources for: 4th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade and 12th grade

Proficiency Test Web Sites

Practice test for the sixth grade Ohio Proficiency Tests

Proficiency Test Web Sites

Web Site for the 9th grade proficiency test

Proficiency Test Web Sites
Web Site for the 12th grade proficiency tests

Proficiency Test Web Sites This page is intended not only for links, but a free voicing on your feelings regarding the State's Proficiency Test Program, which might include comments or suggestions for improvement or sharing of resources for intervention and links to related sites.
Proficiency Test Web Sites

-Ohio Proficiency Test Information School Study Council of Ohio
-Proficiency Tests - NASA Glenn Research Center
-Proficiency Reports Query - Ohio Department Education
-Lesson Lab Selection for Proficiency - NOACSC

Sample Lessons Labs based on Ohio's Proficiency Test Outcomes

Following links are sample Lesson Labs based on Ohio's Proficiency Test outcomes by grade level and curriculum area. A complete listing of the outcomes is also available for
review. Select either Novice or Practitioner level Lesson Labs in any category.

Skill Search
Skill Search Corporation has sections for employers and job seekers…" Whether you are an employed
professional seeking better opportunities or currently seeking a job, they have a "complete selection of services to meet your needs."

Small Business:Ed Lowe Foundation
The Ed Lowe Foundation Solutions Network provides full text searching of pages, giving you the resources you need to get ahead and stay ahead in the competitive business world.

State of Ohio Government Information and Services
Great place for government classes as well as those interested in Ohio Government and Services

Surfwatch is a filtering system for safety on the internet (w/kids). There is an animated talking monkey,
monitored cartoon chats, Buddy list controlled e-mail, Links to thousands of great kids' sites… and it's FREE. To download trial software, go to

Talking with Young Adolescents about School
Parents, go to this site for information about your teenagers. Many of the most significant experiences in a young adolescent's life take place in school. Young adolescents do not just go to school, they live at school six or seven hours a day.

Teacher Resources and educational links (some for parents and students too)
Teacher resources pages and additional Elementary and Secondary education links including:
Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, -Other Resouces: Music, Art and Physical Education,
Learning HTML, Distance Education, Searching the Web, Ohio Proficiency Test ( 4, 6, 9 and 12) , Lakewood City Schools, and other general information.

The Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER)

The Business Coalition for Education Reform (BCER) is made up of 13 national
Business-led organizations and 400 state and local business education coalitions. They coordinate efforts to increase the academic achievement of all students by promoting business involvement in education at the national, state and local levels. To do so, the partners leverage resources and expertise, build partnerships to help states and communities learn from each other's experiences and provide technical assistance to a growing network of state and local coalitions.

The Kids' Page (U.S. Treasury)

The Kids' Page takes you through the process of starting a business, paying taxes, and filing reports. It presents information in a fun and easy to follow format and explains why you pay taxes.

Think College Early

Think College Early includes section for students, educators and "about us."

University of Minnesota's Children, Youth, and Family Consortium with phamphlets, research, and expert parenting advice

Parents, here is a great site for you with lots of information and advice.
United Nations Cyberschool Bus

The United Nations CyberSchoolBus is a resource you might use with students, or at home, or in business. It lets you tour Global Trends, InfoNation database, the Country at a Glance, City Profiles, Un Sie-ings, The Gallery, A Virtual Tour, and the Parade of Nations. Take a look at it.

US Savings Bonds online

US Savings Bonds online… find out what savings bonds are worth. Have your older bonds stopped earning interest?… rates and more.

U.S. Treasury's Page for Kids

Tour of the United State Treasury Historical Archives

Veteran Services
The Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES) Veterans Services Division addresses the specific employment and training needs of all veterans and their families, with special programs for disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, female veterans and other eligible persons.

worm world
Must go here… to learn everything about worms and how they help us.


Ohio's Career Development Program


Ohio Career Passport Guidelines

This site includes a description of Ohio's Career Development Program, Career Passport (a portfolio of student information including transcripts) Guidelines and a Teacher's Guide for Part Three (of the Passport)... Verification of Employability Skills Scans Competencies.


Financial Aid/Scholarship Information


College Board Online
For parents, students and guidance staff… If you want information about taking the SAT, this is the place to go. You can register online for the SAT, try a daily SAT question and review the College Board test dates. Also offers information about financial aid, colleges, essay evaluation and more.

ExPAN Scholarship Search

ExPAN Scholarship Search is a free web version of the College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database. The College Board's database contains listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.

Financial Aid Sources

Here are U.S. Department of Education Funding Opportunities. If you're interested in applying for a grant or contract, here's information you'll need to know. Department guidelines, regulations, and Federal Register documents are available here. Interested in the Department of Education budget? That's in this section too.

Link to other sites which provide scholarship and fellowship information

This page provides links to a variety of general scholarship and fellowship databases. The term 'scholarship' refers to awards intended primarily for undergraduate students. The term 'fellowship' refers to awards intended primarily for graduate and postgraduate students.

Online scholarship scams

Scholarship Scam Alert: If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam.

Scholarship $$$ at FastWEB

FastWEB is the Internet's largest free scholarship search service. Parents, find scholarship information that may be unavailable through standard means.

SRN Express

SRN Express is a free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database. The SRN database contains listings of scholarships, fellowships and grants for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education. The SRN database lists mostly portable, private-sector, non-need-based aid.

The National Association of School Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

Welcome to FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page. This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
The Student Guide to Financial Aid

The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
U.S. News College and Career Center

US News Education… must see. A database full of information on colleges and financial aid.



Advice to Young Parents


Another great site for kids as well as parents and teachers. Take a close look at this one.

Fifty+ sites for parents and kids
50 great sites for parents and kids (recommended for preschool-elementary age and their parents)

A must-see place for young kids, parents, and teachers. Safe site, great educational games, advice and tips… Don't miss this one.

Weekly Reader "Advice to Parents" (K-6+)

Weekly Reader Corporation with assistance from The National Parenting Center is pleased to introduce the feature "Advice to Parents". Written by experts, this feature will examine issues of interest to parents of prekindergarten through grade 10 children. Look for two new articles each week!

Window on Japan
This is the "Kids Window" on Japan. It includes the library, school, restaurant and gallery. It's a good site for kids, teachers and parents.





ERISS Corporation conducts large scale, labor market surveys and time-critical, interactive, web-based dissemination of results. Their systems attract employers and job seekers by providing relevant information on current, local salaries by occupation, levels of employer difficulty in finding applicants, occupational growth and decline rates, projected openings by occupation and more.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Bank of New York has information for teachers, parents, and students.


Attention Parents:

Please browse some of the business and industry sites. They reflect a growing concern on the part of Business and Industry that the graduates of America's schools are not prepared to meet the challenges posed by global economic competition. Our nation's future economic security and our ability to flourish as a democratic society demand a generation of high school graduates with solid academic knowledge, world-class technical skills, conscientious work habits and eager, creative and analytical minds.


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