State of Pennsylvania

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 General links

  Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program- A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program.

CALL: 800-273-TALK(8255) or TEXT 'Help' to 741741.

Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

  Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

  For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

Find K-12 school information for your state – School and District Rankings - NicheSchoolMatch or RateMyTeacher.

  How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  Reading & Literacy Help for Children -click here.

  Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here.  For resources in Spanish, click here.

  U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

 U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country.

 Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.


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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

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Education Resources & Information


Department of Education -


K-12 Education Information -


Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.


Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services - Here school administrators, policy makers, parents, educators, and all stakeholders can find:  S&P Written Reports: Read about your school system’s academic results, spending, student population, financial condition, and more. Trends and Benchmarks: Measure progress with up to five years of data. Compare to the state, the county, similar schools, or set up your own comparisons. Better Performers: Identify schools that perform better on any academic indicator, for any student group. Return on ResourcesTM: Understand the relationship between spending and achievement.

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk


Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.


The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on state-level education policy and educational leadership development.  The mission of The Education Policy and Leadership Center is to encourage and support the use of more effective state-level education policies to improve student learning in grades K-12, increase the effective operation of schools, and enhance educational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

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Literacy Resources

Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines -


Pennsylvania Libraries on the Web

Select a library category to locate the website for a Pennsylvania library or a library organization.

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Articles of Interest


PA Pennsylvania Agrees to Changes in Special Ed to Increase Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Regular Ed Classes - The state of Pennsylvania and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia have concluded an historic settlement of litigation designed to change the quality of special education services throughout the state. Pursuant to the agreement, the state will change how it helps its 501 school districts comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it monitors that compliance. The settlement is designed to increase the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular education classes with non-disabled students.


PA What constitutes a dangerous school? - Few schools fit definition, state education board says.


PA Einstein Academy Loses Its Charter - A state board upheld findings by Morrisville's school district. The online school will appeal.


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Miscellaneous Information & Resources


Disability News & Views Radio Show: Reaching thousands of listeners across Western New York, from Northern Pennsylvania, and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Disability News Radio visit or tune in to WXRL 1300 AM Sundays from 5-6 p.m. To make on air comments Sundays between 5- 6pm call (716) 681-1313.


Juvenile Law Center - Advancing the rights and well-being of children in jeopardy. A Pennsylvania based site providing national coverage of juvenile justice initiatives and issues as well as excellent summaries of recent court cases.


National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.


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Things To Do & Places To See


U.S. National Parks -

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This page last updated on 09/08/2018

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