Pennsylvania Department of Education - Current topics in education

Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

General Information

"Inside the Teenage Brain." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2002.

 "Medicating Kids." Frontline. PBS Online and WGBH/Frontline, 2001.


Children's Book Council- Books, articles and helpful information about reading for pleasure.  It also publishes an annual review, called "Children's Choices" in conjunction with the International Reading Association.


KidSource.Com - Helpful articles about homework.  Try "Explore this site" option and try parenting or education topics.


FamilyEducation.Com - An extensive website with lots of helpful information about educational issues.


All Kinds of Minds - A non-profit institute for the understanding of differences in learning.


Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - This organization is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities.


Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)- This organization gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.


Academy for Educational Development (AED)- An independent nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the U.S. and throughout the world.


Parent Ed Net - Pen is Pennsylvania's statewide Parent Training and Information Center.  Much of the information included in this site is designed to support Pennsylvania parents of children with special needs, etc.


Specific Disabilities


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


"Out of Control." 48 Hours. MMI, CBS Worldwide, Inc. November 9, 2001


Specific Disorders/or Syndrome's
Autism -

NCLD - National Centerfor Learning Disabilities website strives to be an effective, easy-to-use resource for people seeking authoritative information on learning disabilities.


General Introduction to Learning Disabilities


Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities - Includes strategies for the visual spatial learner.


Student Oriented


BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Help


High School Hub - A great site for various information including online learning activities, references, and subject information guides.


Kids Hub - Similar to above except geared toward middle school.


SchoolWork.Org - References to online help with almost any topic.


RefDesk.Com - Contains a wealth of resources and links to references.


FactMonster.Com - Great stuff for kids - games and reference plus homework help.


Word Central - Great source for looking up words, hearing the pronunciation, and creating your own dictionary.


Study Skill Checklist


Learning styles and study strategies


Various assessment tools


Goal-setting for academic success


Mindtools for getting the most out of your time - index of articles


How to master stress



Strategic reading



Time management and overcoming writer's block


Post-secondary Employment & Training


The following WIA websites are additional sources of useful information about workforce investment, employment and training:


PA Department of Labor & Industry


PA Career Link


USDOL – US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration


Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies


US Jobcorps - These sites also include links to other related sites.

Post-secondary Education


Where do you go after high school? - This website is dedicated to the college-bound student. Parents, students and educators will find valuable resources to help with post-secondary planning.