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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Scholastic Reading Counts Quizzes
A searchable database providing information about books that are supported by Reading Counts! quizzes.

Lexile Info
Lexile information helps find the right books for your young reader.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder
Assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success.

Whitman County Library Program Schedule
Schedules for rural branch locations, calendar of events for Colfax or contact children’s librarian Sheri Miller directly.

Users can alter the lexile at this resource for non-fiction information.  “Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news.”

Child Care Resource and Referral
WSU Child Care Resource and Referral is a community service organization dedicated to the provision and development of licensed, quality, affordable early learning environments for all families in Whitman and Asotin Counties.

Washington Homeschool Organization
Information and support among homeschooling families throughout Washington State.

Consumer Affairs Homeschooling
“Reviews for online homeschool programs from Consumer Affairs.” is a for-profit website operating at least partly on ad revenue

American Academy of Pediatrics
Reliable health information for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families
DCYF is the lead agency for state-funded services that support children and families to build resilience and health, and to improve educational outcomes. We accomplish this by partnering with state and local agencies, tribes and other organizations in communities across the state of Washington. Our focus is to support children and families at their most vulnerable points, giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Thrive Washington
Thrive Washington advances high-quality early learning – with a commitment to innovation and equity – throughout Washington state. We work with partners to activate communities, advocate for young children and families, and influence public and private investment.

Free online access to the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine: answer questions; do math; instantly get facts, calculators, unit conversions, and real-time quantitative data and statistics; create plots and visualizations; and access vast scientific, technical, chemical, medical, health, business, financial, weather, geographic, dictionary, calendar, reference, and general knowledge—and much more.

Federal Financial Aid Gateway

Federal Student Aid Publications

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