Join Back to Basics for free family fun! Red Clay Family Resource Fair is November 3

Join Back to Basics for free family fun! Red Clay Family Resource Fair is November 3The Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Parent Advisory Council, (RCPAC) will host the 12th Annual Family Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3  at John Dickinson High School (1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE ) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the school cafeteria and gymnasium.

This free, fun-filled family event invites students, their families and the community at large to enjoy opportunities, learn strategies, and gather information from area education resources. While there, families will be able to meet and obtain information from schools and district and representatives. In addition, essential community partners and educational agencies, such as Back …

Resources for Teaching Kids about September 11 on National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 National Day of Service and RemembranceToday is National Day of Service and Remembrance. And, while many adults can vividly recall the most minute details of that fateful day as if it was yesterday, most schoolchildren were not yet even born.

Teaching about 9-11 is made even more challenging for teachers, since the U.S. Department of Education is barred under federal law from having any sort of role in setting curricula. “By and large, the decision about how to address 9/11 is left up to individual teachers, some of whom struggle in determining how best to deal with such an important but also sensitive and complex …

Attention Delaware Educators: 11th Annual Vision Coalition is Fast Approaching

Vision Coalition of DelawareThe 11th Annual Vision Coalition, Strengthening Collaboration in Delaware Education, will be held on October 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall in Newark, Delaware. At this year’s conference, attendees will learn about successful collaborations underway within the Delaware education system and opportunities for future collaborations.

In addition, attendees will learn more about the progress being made toward achieving the goals set in Student Success 2025. Student Success 2025 was created by students, parents, educators, and national and international education leaders, who lent their ideas and established a shared vision for student success throughout …

This fall, Delaware high school students can start earning an extra credit for community service

Earn a high school credit in Delaware for volunteering!In Delaware, high school students in grades 9–12 can earn one elective credit toward graduation upon completing 90 hours of community service over any two semesters. (The summer period counts as a semester and the semesters do not have to be consecutive.)

Upon completion of the 90 hours, students receive a certificate signed by the Governor and the Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education.

The credit is awarded by the participating school and is prominently displayed on the student’s transcript. An explanation of the credit, prepared by the Delaware Department of Education, accompanies any request for the student’s transcript.…

September is National Self Improvement Month. Learn a new language, subject or skill at Back to Basics in Wilmington, Delaware

September is National Self Improvement Month. Learn a new skill or subject at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware.Have you always dreamed of learning a foreign language?  Or, hoped to return to college to finish your degree? September is Self Improvement Month and the perfect opportunity to learn something new!

Why is creating your own personal “bucket list” so important? According to author Elizabeth Scott, MS in The Benefits of a Bucket List, “When we feel we have lots of time ahead of us—a new summer, a new year, a whole lifetime—we may think about what we’d like to do with it. Then, “real life” takes over, and we may focus more on our day-to-day goals and less …