September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 Day of RemembranceThe September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.

On the anniversary of …

What’s on your “bucket list?” September is Self Improvement Month. Time to get started!

September is Self improvement month. What's on your Bucket List and why is it important?Have you always dreamed of learning a foreign language?  Writing the next Great American Novel? Or, hope to return to college to finally finish your degree? September is Self Improvement Month and the perfect opportunity to learn something new!

Why is creating a Bucket List so important? Author Juliana Labianca explains in the Reader’s Digest article “A Psychologist Explains How Making a Bucket List Can Make Your Life More Meaningful, “…while the idea of making a bucket list to create a more meaningful life is certainly bolstered by anecdotal evidence, research also supports it. One study found that participants who …

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