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Jumpstart Charges Kids Up for Learning!
After Aaron Lieberman spent a summer break as a camp counselor, he returned to his studies at Yale University with a desire to provide individual attention for at-risk preschool students. With the help of others, he founded Jumpstart, an organization that matches college students and youngsters in one-to-one sessions that help the kids charge up for learning. The Jumpstart mission is "to engage young people in service to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed." Since its inception, Jumpstart has served more than 8,000 children. 05/17/01


From the Principal Files:
Principals Offer Advice to Job Seekers

Have a plan, a portfolio, and a good attitude! That's just some of the advice Education World's Principal Files principals have for soon-to-be college grads looking for their first teaching positions. Any educator who is involved in a job search will benefit from this advice from the people who are doing the hiring! 


Visit EdWorld's Finding a College page for more tips.




College & Career Development
This section of the Counseling Community offers a wealth of resources oriented towards school counselors and teachers, but will be of interest to anyone interested in pursuing a college education.

Kids & College
This page in the Parent's Community offers resources for parents on financial planning and other important topics to help their children get into college and succeed.

Vocational Education
This section of the Vocational Education Community has articles and resources for locating and/or implementing programs and policies designed to actively prepare students for the future job market.

Advertised as "The Web Portal for Educators," this site takes the guesswork out of searching by providing teachers, administrators, and higher education folks a comprehensive listing of available resources on a multitude of educational topics. offers resources for students and parents in all aspects of planning for college -- from locating the right one to financing the costs.

Mapping Your Future
This site provides information that will help students understand their options for higher education and career opportunities. Guided Tours are available for various categories of students.

Access America for Students
Access America for Students is a U.S. Government initiative to support students by providing easy electronic access to federal agencies and organizations. The site includes resources to help plan for college, find a career, and more.

Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world's only university for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students. Graduate degree programs and continuing education courses are available to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.

College Net
This site has information for researching, applying to and getting help for colleges.

Adventures in Education
This site has invaluable information online to assist students and parents in the daunting task of financing higher education.

College Board
This is an amazing resource for students, parents, and teachers involved with the college-admission process.

The World Higher Education Database (WHED)
This resource from UNESCO and the International Association of Universities (IAU) includes information available on the higher education systems of some 180 countries and territories worldwide.

College and Character
A National Initiative of the John Templeton Foundation seeks to foster widespread conversations within the higher education community about character development and to inform college-bound students, parents, policy makers, and the general public about how colleges and universities, individually and collectively, are responding to this challenge.

Updated 11/18/2011