Education

education and learning

College  

  • Campus Tours: If you’re in the process of choosing a college, this site helps you tour them online. You can view sites at the colleges and universities in the U.S. which have campus tours, maps, webcams and websites. You can browse alphabetically or by state. 
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  • College Board: This site takes you through practicing for, scheduling, and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP and AP tests. Includes planning for college, including choosing, getting accepted and obtaining financial aid. Also has data and research on college pricing, student aid, standard tests, living expenses and other issues.
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  • Educational Testing Service: Information on the Advanced Placement Program (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS), the Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) for reasoning and specific subjects. The School Leadership Series, the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Includes a list of test centers and links to test registration sites. 
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  • Graduate Schools: Search graduate school listings and graduate degrees by field of study, subject and location. Find graduate school masters degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees. Registration allows a user’s information to be made available to graduate school recruiters. 
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  • Peterson’s Education and Career Center: Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate and graduate programs, applications, funding and more. Specific topics include distance learning, executive education, academic test preparation, financial aid, summer programs and camps, and study abroad. 
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Financial Aid  

  • American Savings Foundation: The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship at the American Savings Foundation is awarded based on financial need, academic potential and community service. Most students receive 4 years of support from the Foundation, with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year. Students may apply for this scholarship during any year at college. 
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  • Americorps: This is a national service program in which students can earn money to help pay for college or income earned can be used to pay off higher education debt. 
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  • College Board: Use the Easy Planner to get help doing the math and finding ways to make college affordable. Use the Financial Aid Calendar to lead you step-by-step through the financial aid application process. Use the Scholarship Search and match yourself to over 2,300 awards. 
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  • Connecticut Student Loan Foundation: The Connecticut Student Loan Foundation is a non-profit corporation that administers, guarantees and finances loans within the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). CSLF promotes access to higher education by helping students and their families plan for and pursue a post-secondary education. 
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  • FastWEB Scholarship Search: A database of hundreds of thousands of U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants and loans. Free registration allows you to set up a profile and mailbox that will automatically send you the latest scholarship information to fit your profile. 
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  • Federal Student Aid: This site from the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) program describes funding and loan repayment considerations relating to attending schools from elementary through graduate. Also find information about preparing for college, selecting a school and applying to a program. Provides information for students, parents and counselors. 
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  • FinAid - Guide to Financial Aid Information: Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial aid. Covers topics such as loans, scholarships, military aid, federal and state aid, fellowships, grants, prepaid tuition plans, study abroad, financial aid consultants and scholarship search services. Offers financial aid resources for specific student populations. 
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  • Financial Aid Toolkit: This site consolidates Federal Student Aid resources into a searchable online database intended for use by organizations and individuals who work with students and families making financial preparations for post-secondary education.   
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  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving: Hartford Foundation produces this online directory each year to let you know about the many college scholarships that are available primarily for Greater Hartford area. 
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  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides financial support for Latinos going to college and educates students and families about the resources available for them. 
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  • Mapping Your Future: Mapping Your Future’s Online Student Loan Counseling allows you to fulfill entrance and exit loan counseling requirements anytime, anywhere. The counseling sessions also help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. 
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  • Peterson’s: Graduate and undergraduate scholarship search. Access to the FAFSA form and explore Federal awards. 
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  • Marine Officer Program: This is the official U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate’s Guide, where you will learn how to become an officer in the Marine Corps.
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General Education

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Online Classes

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  • GCFLearnFree.org: Creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Delivers over 750 different lessons.  
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  • Khan Academy: Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.  
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  • Lynda.com: Offers 24-hour access to free online technology tutorials. Watch step-by-step videos on how to use the latest technology, software, and apps, including everything from GoPro to Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Word to CAD, Podcasting, and using your Kindle, to Management and QuickBooks.  The first time you use Lynda.Com you must Create a Profile. Type in your Newington card number and then create a password for Lynda. This password must be at least 6 characters with a letter and a number.  
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  • ProCitizen:  Prepare for U.S. Citizenship test.  Requires valid Newington library card.
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  • EdX.org: A non-profit created by Harvard and MIT which brings the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world with free online courses.
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Practice Tests & Tutorials  

  • Learning Express Library: Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job and Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and U.S. Citizenship and more.

    Note: Users must sign in with user name and password. If you will also be using this database from home, please use your Newington library barcode number (no spaces, no letters) as your user name.
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