Public feedback sought for Delaware State Report Card

The Delaware Department of Education is seeking online public feedback on data visuals that will be used in the Delaware State Report Card.

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires public reporting on schools. The Delaware Department of Education is developing the Delaware State Report Card to replace the current School Profiles site to meet these requirements.

In October, the Delaware Department of Education hosted five community conversation meetings throughout the state to provide background about the Delaware Report Card and to solicit revision recommendations for how educational information and data will be shared with the public. Now the …

President’s Day in the US is February 18. What exactly is President’s Day?

President's Day USA 2018Monday, February 19, 2018 is President’s Day. This federal holiday was originally established in 1885 to recognize the nation’s first president, George Washington.

Although the holiday was traditionally celebrated on February 22, which was the actual date of Washington’s birth, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day in 1971.

The result is that Presidents’ Day has now become a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. The day is usually marked by public ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.

Activities for kids on President’s Day

  • Do you know your presidents? How many can you name?

Does your child suffer from math anxiety? Here’s how parents can help!

Math tutoring, camps and programs in DelawareMath anxiety is a phenomenon that is often considered when examining students’ problems in mathematics.  Mark H. Ashcraft, Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, defines math anxiety as “a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear [of math]…”

Research confirms that pressure of timed tests and risk of public embarrassment have long been recognized as sources of unproductive tension among many students.  Marilyn Curtain-Phillips, M. Ed. explains in The Causes and Prevention of Math Anxiety, “Three practices that are a regular part of the traditional mathematics classroom and cause great anxiety in many …

$150,000 in scholarships available through the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge

Moody's Mega Math ChallengeLove math? Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry.

The Challenge is sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and awards $150,000 in scholarships each year. Up to two teams of three to five high school students from each school are eligible to participate. The problem is completely …

Read to Succeed! February is National Library Lovers Month!

The month of February is dedicated to the people who love books. It’s National Library Lover’s Month!

Libraries provide a place for us to enjoy great novels or to discover amazing adventures . They help us ace research papers and provide a quiet space to study. But, they also do so much more. From introducing theater and hands-on activities to pre-K students, to providing meeting space for public forums, to socials, fundraisers and classes, libraries are an integral part of the community.

How to get kids excited about reading? Early intervention can make a difference!

Early experiences, such as …