Since 1933, the governors of Delaware have proclaimed December 7th as Delaware Day in honor of that day in 1787 when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, thus making Delaware the first state in the New Nation.
So, what’s great about the state? Here are 7 Fun Facts:
- Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787, making it “The First State.”
- Delaware is the second-smallest state in the country. It stretches less than 100 miles long, and is a mere 35 miles at its widest point!
- The state insect is
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. In fact, more than $7.1 million has been awarded to 306 brilliant young people through the Davidson Fellows Scholarship.
Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.
Want to apply? Here’s what you need to know:
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Winter Session is a great break for University of Delaware students. If you’re not enrolled in classes at UDel, you can still learn something new… at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware!
For example, did you know that Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 instruction a wide variety of creative subjects including Art, Art Appreciation, Art History, and Photography?
In addition, Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 musical instruction. Receive instruction in:
- Brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba)
- Woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax)
- Guitar (acoustic and electric)
Special Education Day was created to honor progress and celebrate students with disabilities and their teachers, parents, and schools. And, Special Education Day marks the anniversary of the nation’s first federal special education law, which was signed into law by President Gerald Ford on December 2, 1975.
For a story about President Ford’s signing statement, please click here.
We have come a long way since 1975. Today, access to education is available for all children, including children with disabilities.
To learn more about Special Education Day, CLICK HERE. Or, learn more about Special Education in Delaware, including:
Is your high school student taking the SAT test? To help him get started, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is offering a $15 SAT Practice Test on Saturday, February 3 at its Wilmington, Delaware education center.
The event will recreate the SAT test experience for students as closely as possible including actual full-length SAT tests, room set-up, proctoring, scoring and timing.
Space is limited to 18 students and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required before 5 pm January 15, 2017.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Call Back to Basics Learning Dynamics at 302-594-0754 for more …