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de-flagDelaware, along with Tennessee, became one of the first two states to benefit from President Obama’s Race to the Top education initiative. U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan said in doing this, the states have agreed to reforms that could “touch every child” in their schools. To assist with these reforms, Delaware will receive $100 million to carry out the plan.

Much concrete action had been taken on the states’ parts in competing for this grant. One notable reform by Delaware was that it aligned its academic standards with curriculum, teacher training and testing. These revisions are not cure-alls; the goal is challenging. But it’s certainly a step in the right direction.

Round II selection for remaining grant monies will take place this fall and could see as many as 15 states competing for funds.

For more information visit Back to Basics Learning Dynamics or call 302-594-0754.

For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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