July 23rd is National Parents’ Day!

Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July each year. Parents’ Day was created to promote the message that the role of the parent is important in human development, requiring investment, focus, and commitment.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed into law a resolution establishing the fourth Sunday each July the office day of celebration. And, according to the Congressional Resolution, Parents’ Day is established for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”

The Parents’ Day Council plays an active role in promoting the annual event.  For example, the council honors “Parents …

NEW! $2,500 scholarship for medical, dental or nursing school

Delaware College ScholarshipsHelp remove the stigma among medical students to receiving mental health treatment while dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression at school. And, you can win a $2500 scholarship!

The ACLS Mental Health Awareness Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship which will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in, or accepted to, medical school, dental school or nursing school.  Applicants are asked to submit ideas via a 30-45 second video which will improve mental health awareness. Examples include a system that they would change, a new service that’s needed, or a program that would be beneficial to medical students.

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What Parents Need to Know: 7 Key Facts About Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD

7 Key Facts About ADHD

According to WebMD, “ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The symptoms differ from person to person. ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood.” But did you know:

  1. ADHD occurs in an average of 3-5% of all children worldwide. 
  2. Boys with ADHD outnumber girls approximately 3 to 1.
  3. There are two different types of ADHD predominately hyperactive / impulsive and predominately inattentive 
  4. 50% of teenagers with ADHD were also diagnosed with anxiety.
  5. 40% of

Read about Back to Basics Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. in the new, nationally-released book Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success, II

Author Fred Dawson and Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. celebrate at the Pearls II book launch.

The title of this book, “Pearls: Women Who Radiate Success,” captures the radiant spirits of the women profiled. Author Fred Dawson gives an up-close-and-personal look at the lives of 21 extraordinary women from all walks of professional life: higher education, politics, entrepreneurship, law, big business and non-profit.

These women have leapt over barriers, recovered from grief, made profound sacrifices, broken rules, discovered untapped courage within themselves and given selflessly to others.

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Delaware’s great teachers deserve recognition! Three awards with upcoming deadlines

Teacher Awards for Literacy (Deadline: September 15, 2017)
The Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy program recognizes the nation’s most dynamic and resourceful teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a love of reading in students. Winners are awarded cash grants and book donations to help further their innovative reading programs and to disseminate them to other teachers around the country.

NEA Learning & Leadership Grants (Deadline: October 15, 2017)
These grants support National Education Association members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education …