• Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.  This site contains lesson plans, a parent’s page, and contests and grant information.



     


    The Texas Education Agency is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin.


    The New York Times has an education blog called The Learning Network that contains information for teachers and students.  Within the site are lesson plans, activity sheets, quizzes, a word of the day and articles geared towards students.

     

     

     

     

    The Scholastic website contains information, articles, and activities for children to access and learn from.  In addition, there is information for both teachers and parents to help children on their academic journey.

     

     

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, math, science and reading.  The ACT Plus Writing is also offered and includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

     

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, math, science and reading.  The ACT Plus Writing is also offered and includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.


    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
     
    The SAT and the SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college.  The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.


    Schoology is a learning management system for K-12 schools and higher education institutions focused on collaboration, that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content.









    Designed for students in grades 3 through high school, Think Through Math (TTM) is a learning system that provides quality math instruction and supports students - and teachers – in unprecedented ways. Developed by teachers and technologists to help students prepare for rigorous Common Core, State Standards and TEKS standards and assessments, TTM accelerates student understanding and supports classroom effectiveness.
     
     
    Support Services

    Catholic Charities: www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

    Working to reduce poverty in America

     

    What we do:

     These agencies provide critical services including emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. These services are provided regardless of race, creed, or socio-economic status.

     

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston
    2900 Louisiana St Houston, TX 77006-3435

     

     

     

    The Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

    Providing the basic necessities of life-food, shelter, and warmth

     

     

    What we do:

    The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children's programs. Our work is funded through kettle donations, corporate contributions, and the sale of goods donated to our Salvation Army Family Stores. Eighty-two cents of every dollar we spend supports our various missions across the country. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are deductible for Federal Income Tax Purposes to the extent permitted under Section 170(b)(2) for corporations.

     

    The Salvation Army of Pasadena, Texas

    2732 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, Texas 77502

    Telephone: (713) 378-0020
    Email:florian_estrada@uss.salvationarmy.org


     

    Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/

    Administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.

     

     

    Contact Us:

    Email DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us

    Telephone Numbers

    For information on

    • Early childhood intervention services
    • Rehabilitation services
    • Services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
    • Services for people who are blind or visually impaired
    • Disability determination services
    • 1-800-628-5115

    Medicaid: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html

    Offers free or low-cost health coverage for eligible children and other family members.

     

    Referral Process:

    Families and individuals can apply online, by phone, by mail or in person. Go to Learn About Programs in Your State or call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) or you can submit an application through HealthCare.gov.

    Who may be eligible?

    Medicaid and CHIP cover:

    • Children and teens up to age 19
    • Young people up to 21 may be covered under Medicaid
    • Youth who have “aged out” of foster care can be covered under Medicaid until they reach age 26

    Medicaid also covers:

    • Pregnant women
    • Parents
    • People with disabilities
    • In states that have expanded Medicaid, more adults may be eligible than ever before, whether or not they are raising children

    U.S. citizens and certain lawfully present immigrants may be eligible.

    Children may be eligible based on their family income. How much income can a family have?

    Eligibility depends on your income, the number of people in your family and the rules in your state. In almost every state, children in families with income up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($47,700 per year for a family of four) are covered. In more than half the states, the income eligibility for children can be even higher.

    What health benefits can children get?

    Eligible children and teens can get:

    • Regular check-ups
    • Shots
    • Doctor and dentist visits
    • Vision care
    • Hospital care
    • Mental health services
    • Needed medications and more

    What about cost?

    Medicaid and CHIP are available for free or at low-cost. Depending on family income and the rules in your state, some families may pay low premiums and cost-sharing for some services. Preventive services for children are available at no cost.


    Children Protective Services: http://www.hc-ps.org/who_we_are.htm

    To better the lives of children and adults

     

     

    Reporting Abuse and Neglect

     

    Reporting Incidents of Child Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse or Neglect

    To report incidents of Child Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse or Neglect please contact Statewide Intake at 1-800-252-5400. Visit the DFPS Web Site at . Visit the DFPS Web Site at www.dfps.state.tx.us. All incidents of Child abuse whether physical, emotional or sexual should be reported using the 800 number provided.  For additional  information regarding help available for child sexual abuse please visit the Children’s Assessment Center Web Site at www.cachouston.org.