Information for every student from preschool through adults. Homework resources, educational library programs, research help, and more. This guide also contains information about schools for parents, and a page of resources just for teachers.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2013
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Stumped by an assignment and want to talk someone who can help? Check out these resources.
- Bay Point Public Library
Volunteers offer homework help to those in K-12 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Bay Point Library - located at 205 Pacifica Ave. in Bay Point. For more information on the library please click on the link above
- Clayton Public Library
Clayton has two programs available for students in K-12. A one-on-one tutoring program between volunteer tutors and students and a group tutoring program on Wednesdays between 1 and 4 pm. For location information and contact information for the library please click on the link above.
- Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Homework Help is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Homework Center for grades K-12.
- Tutor.com - Free tutoring for Military Families
This service, provided by tutor.com, provides free online tutoring to students whom have family members in the military service. The student must meet certain qualifications so please click on the link for more information.
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- California Missions eBooks
Twenty-one California Missions eBooks that can be read online or downloaded. The checkout period for these titles is 48 hours.
- Kid's Search
80+ full-text elementary school magazines Includes the following: Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an Image Collection.
- Points of View
Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. 280+ topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.
- Student Research Center
140+ full-text middle school magazines. 500+ full-text high school magazines and expanded full-text backfiles ( to 1975) for key magazines. Includes Biographies and Historical Essays, Primary Source Documents, reference books and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
- California Department of Education
Lots of information, including State Board of Education K-12 Academic Content Standards
- Sample STAR Questions
CA Dept of Education site that provides access to sample questions via grade, subject, and performance level criteria.
- California STAR Results
STAR is the standaradized testing and reporting used by California for student and school accountability purposes.
- Contra Costa County School Directory
- Education Data Partnership
Fiscal, demographic, and performance data on California’s K-12 schools.
Education.com provides parents of school-aged children with free access to information and resources to give them the answers they need — plus activities and articles that make learning together more fun for everyone.
- kids click!
Annotated searchable directory of websites created for kids by librarians. Searchable by subject, reading level and degree of picture content. Great for homework help and research!
- Wikipedia for Schools
Offers thousands of articles that have been individually checked for accuracy and appropriateness. The site is updated each academic year by volunteers from the English Wikipedia and SOS Children, a British children's charity. Topics are selected from an array of academic categories and then "tidied up" for use by students. A bonus for teachers in the U.S. is that students can't click off to other sites that may not be safe or appropriate for school
This is a summary of the reports that are available through DataQuest. You may also use QuickQuest for less elaborate data reports concerning Kindergarten through grade twelve enrollment, teachers, and English learners.
Check out these books for hints on helping your children with school work and life.
Call Number: 371.192 CHIN
Publication Date: 2004-06-01