Education & Continuing Education

Staff Recommendations

Picturing America

By National Endowment for the Humanities
Book

"Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens."  Natl. Foundation on the Arts and Humanities.  Picturing...»

By Kristel, Youth Services
2/13/14

Community Resources
Databases

Chronicle Career Library

Information on more than 2,000 occupations, including 650 comprehensive occupational descriptions.

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library 3.0 is now available. Users will need to create a new account on this site. Interactive practice exams including ACT, ASVAB, SAT, civil service, and citizenship. 

Learnkey

A program containing training materials for you to work towards your professional goals and/or certification . Note - this program is only located at the YDL-Whittaker Computer Lab.

Mavis Beacon

A typing and keyboard competency training program. Note - this program is located in the YDL-Whittaker Computer Lab.

Newspapers & Magazines
Websites

ACT.org

Official source for information on taking the ACT examination

ETS.org

Information source for a variety of tests including SAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL, and the GRE

FAFSA

Official US government site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Michigan Department of Education

Extensive state resource for multi-aspect educational services

Staff Recommendations

Same family, different colors : confronting colorism in America's diverse familiesBy Tharps, Lori L.
"...the first book on colorism to take us inside African American, Latino, Asian, and interracial families as they speak candidly about how the politics of skin color shape their family dynamics and lives. Lori Tharp explores this taboo and urgent subject with courage, vision, and great sensitivity." -Michael Eric Dyson (from the cover)
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