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K-12 Resources

A) Professional Development/Associations




B) U.S. Department of Education Resources

  • No Child Left Behind Website
    Resources and information for parents and educators.  Read and subscribe to the Achiever newsletter.


  • Federal Student Aid Information Center
    General information about student financial assistance programs, such as Pell Grants and student loans.  Questions about the application process, status of loans and location of lenders.  Information on teacher loan forgiveness.

Financial aid publications:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); Funding Your Education; The Student Guide

1-800-4-FED-AID* (1-800-433-3243)
TTY: 1-800-730-8913

  • Teacher Quality Website
    Effective practices and initiatives at state and local levels.  Teacher-oriented events and workshops.  E-mail updates for teachers.

Online professional development:

More teaching resources available online at Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Web site:

D) My College Options 


  • Developed by professionals at the National Research Center for College & University Admissions with almost 40 years of experience in linking high school students with colleges and universities, My College Options® connects students to 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide and has almost 5.5 million students already enrolled.  This unique system of matching students with the colleges and universities that are right for them will play a large role in helping students reach their postsecondary goals.


E) Latin American Educational Foundation

  • LAEF has established itself as a leader in meeting the higher education needs of Hispanic students. For more than 57 years LAEF has awarded over 5,000 scholarships totaling over $5,000,000.  Our recipients successes are seen throughout the community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, LAEF generates funds from corporations, foundations and individual contributors.


F) HACU Annual Conference Sessions

  • 32nd Annual Conference (2018)
    This year’s conference promises to be an exciting event that will include workshops,  a roundtable, a PreK-12/Higher Education Symposium and several other events dedicated to addressing issues affecting K-12 education.  The 32nd Annual Conference will identify and highlight the individual components necessary for a successful HSI/HSSD partnership that focuses on creating a college-going culture.

If you are interested in the presentations from this year’s HSSD Roundtable, PreK-12/Higher Education Symposium or workshop sessions focused on K-12 education, please check our website after the conference.  We will add any of the presentations available in October or early November.