Delaware’s State ESSA Plan is the nation’s first to receive approval by US Secretary of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced the approval of Delaware’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Delaware is the first plan advanced to DeVos for review and approval.

“Delaware has always been a state of firsts, so it should be no surprise that theirs was both the first state plan submitted and the first approved under ESSA,” said Secretary DeVos.

Delaware was the first of 16 states and the District of Columbia to opt to submit their complete consolidated state plan by the first deadline on April 3. The comprehensive plan includes feedback from …

The Top 6 Reasons High School Students Should Take AP Classes

Top 6 Reasons Why High School Students Should Take AP Classes, AP Test Prep in DelawareDid you know that 15,000 high schools worldwide (about 60% of high schools in America) offer Advanced Placement or AP classes? And, there are over 35 different AP courses in 22 diverse subject areas? Students can study everything from Chemistry and Biology, to Calculus and Statistics, to US Government and Politics.

This summer, as high school students review their class schedule selections for the quickly approaching school year, the question of adding AP classes is one that invariably crops up. Are AP classes right for you?

The benefits to taking AP classes

Make no mistake, AP classes are challenging. And, …

SCORE! Top 5 SAT Test-Taking Tips

SAT Test Prep in DelawareWith the first-ever summer SAT test scheduled for August, many high school students are busy gearing up. And, test taking tips abound! Most students already know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep the night before, eat a healthy breakfast, and have all supplies, directions, and their ID / license waiting by the front door in the morning.

But, there’s so much more that students can do to prepare!

  1. Keep calm. The SAT can be a life changing test. So, some nerves are normal. A complete melt-down, however, will only prove counter productive. So, staying calm and focused is

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 …

How to register for the SAT this fall and how to prep for success!

The SAT Test is a suite of tools designed to assess academic readiness for college. The exam provides a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students.

The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June.

Now, you can register online for this fall’s SAT Tests:

2017-18 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
October 7, 2017