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Lifelong Education and Learning

Lifelong education and learning opportunities made available through the Fairfax County Public Library

Lifelong Education and Learning

Fairfax County facilitates and provides inclusive, responsive, and accessible lifelong learning opportunities to residents at all stages of life, positioning our community to grow, prosper, and thrive.

Lifelong Education and Learning is among the County's key strategic focus areas and Fairfax County Public Library is pleased to play a significant role.

Good Starting Points

  • ERIC—Education Resources Information Center
    Education-related documents and journal articles, many of them full text. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Special Education
    • Mason LIFE Program
      "The Mason LIFE Program is an innovative post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire a university experience in a supportive academic environment. The program is supported by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) of George Mason University."
    • National Center for Learning Disabilities
      Provides online tools, resources and information for parents, educators and people with learning disabilities.
    • Special Education Guide
      This site for parents and educators provides resources for understanding the special education process.
  • TeachersFirst
    A collection of original material, Internet resources and lesson plans organized by subject matter and grade level, and designed for teachers of K–12 students. Provided by The Source for Learning, a nonprofit learning and technologies corporation.
  • U.S. Department of Education
    Provides information about funding opportunities, federal student aid, college accreditation, education statistics, applying for grants, etc.
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