It’s National Crafts Month. Time to break out the scissors, paper and glue!

The desire to create is inherent in all of us. And for children, that’s especially true.  Children of all ages enjoy the creative process, whether it’s painting with brilliant poster paints, fashioning objects from clay, or stitching together felt pieces. Taking raw materials – from empty egg cartons to dried beans – and re-imagining them into a personal vision of beauty is a measurable, personal accomplishment. When kids are provided with the proper materials and a little guidance, the possibilities are endless!

So, in 1994 the Craft & Hobby Association created the wonderful month we know as Craft Month. It …

March is Women’s History Month. Learn more about great women throughout history!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

It’s no secret that women have made major contributions throughout history in every facet of society. From the arts, to science, to politics, women have been shaping the world in which we live.

It wasn’t until 1981, however, that Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” And, in 1987, March was designated Women’s History Month.

Since then, March has become a time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of women both to events through history, and to contemporary society.

To …

March 2nd is Read Across America Day. Top 4 steps parents can take to improve reading skills!

Read Across America DayRead Across America Day is a nationwide observance which coincides with the birthday of none other than Dr. Seuss! This year, March 2, 2018 is the official date for the event and an exciting time for all children who love books.

But, what if your child doesn’t like to read, or is struggling to read?

Early identification is crucial when it comes to helping children who are having trouble learning to read. According to author Joseph K. Torgesen in his recent article Catch Them Before They Fall: Identification and Assessment to Prevent Reading Failure in Young Children, “One …

There’s still time to register for the National Service-Learning Conference. Deadline is March 2!

National Service Learning Conference 2018First held in 1988, The National Service-Learning Conference is the largest gathering of youth and practitioners from the service-learning movement in the United States. The mission? To bring recognition to the contributions that young people are making to change the world and to help prepare them and their adult mentors in reaching their goals!

The conference does this through learning, inspiration, and connection. Both youth and adults come out of the experience with the tools and resources, ideas and inspiration, to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities.

This year’s event will be held March 11-13 …

New Delaware ELA course aims to keep college freshman OUT of remedial classes

Delaware jobs for math and science tutors and teachersStudents who fare well in a new Delaware high school English course are guaranteed to enter credit-bearing English classes at Delaware colleges and universities. The Foundations of College English course was developed through funding from Strada Education Network in partnership with the Delaware Department of Education and Delaware institutions of higher education to reduce college remediation rates.

The development of this course begs the larger question: Why are so many college students in Delaware enrolled in remedial courses?

According to The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, about half of first-year college students discover that, despite earning excellent …