Conrad Challenge STEM competition opens August 24, 2018

Conrad ChallengeThe Conrad Challenge is an annual multi-phase competition that challenges high school students from across the globe to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), innovation and entrepreneurship to develop technologies and solutions to real-world needs. The Conrad Challenge was founded by Nancy Conrad in honor of her late husband, astronaut, innovator and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr.

Students (ages 13-18) form teams of 2-5 participants, with a coach (age 18 or older) who supports them along the way. Teams may consist of students from the same or different schools, as well as students from across the world.

Participants work …

How strong parent engagement can make this the best school year yet!

How strong parent engagement can turn this into the best school year yet!According to the American Psychological Association, “Parent engagement in schools is a shared responsibility in which schools are committed to reaching out to engage parents in meaningful ways, and parents are committed to actively supporting their children’s and adolescents’ learning and development.”

The goal is simple: Provide a link between school and home which reinforces classroom learning and creates a partnership between teacher and parent.  This is essential for a positive school experience, since studies have shown that parent engagement in schools can:

  • promote a positive educational experience,
  • encourage health behaviors,
  • improve attendance,
  • provide motivation leading to higher grades

Further your education YOUR way with the $2,500 DevMountain Scholarship

The DevMountain Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to anyone looking to further their education. Scholarships aren’t just for high school seniors! If you’re thinking about making a career change, adding a new degree, or attending a skilled trade school, this scholarship is for you. The DevMountain Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to anyone looking to further their education.

The $2,500 scholarship may be used to cover the winner’s educational expenses in the field or major of their choosing. Monetary awards can be applied to a college, university, or vocational school, and/or education-related expenses, such as room and board, books, or supplies.

In order to be considered for the DevMountain Scholarship, participants will answer the …

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics has tutoring job openings throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania!

Job opportunities for teachers and tutors in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania,Since 1985, the tutors and teachers at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics have been helping students reach their full academic potential. We work with remedial, special education, and enrichment students.

Now, we want you to join our team!

Back to Basics has several exciting, part-time positions available for exceptional tutors and teachers. These jobs require, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree, 1 to 2 years of teaching and/or tutoring experience, and a true devotion to education.

At Back to Basics, you have the ability to create your own schedule and choose the number of hours and the location(s) for tutoring. …

What do Delaware Statewide Assessment Results Mean for Your Child?

How do Delaware Statewide Assessment numbers affect your child?Delaware Statewide Assessment Results, which were recently released, show both gains and losses across the state. The results measured English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Assessments which were given to Delaware students in grades 3 to 8.

According to the Delaware Department of Education, statewide, 54% of students scored a 3 or higher on the 4-scale Smarter Assessment in ELA. This number remains unchanged from a score of 54% in 2017.

In Mathematics, 44% of students scored at 3 or higher in 2018. This number went down slightly, from a score of 45% in 2017.

These numbers reflect statewide gains …