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 …

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 …

Register now for the February 3, 2018 SAT Practice Test

SAT practice Exam in Delaware, February 3, 2018Want to turn a dream college into a reality? The SAT Practice Test is the first step to success!

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is offering a $15 SAT Practice Test on FEBRUARY 3, 2018 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 on January 25, 2018.

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Bringing Holiday Cheer! Back to Basics supports the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics supports the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama ProgramEach Christmas, the staff at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and Back to Basics Private School join together to support a local family or children’s organization. Although it’s the season of abundance and giving, on Christmas Eve, not every child goes to bed with “visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads.”

In 2017, Back to Basics again supported the Delaware Chapter of the Pajama Program with a donation of dozens of new pajamas and children’s books.

Why pajamas and books? According to the Pajama Program, “Changing out of their clothes and into warm, cozy pajamas lets children shed the stresses …

September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 Day of RemembranceThe September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.

On the anniversary of …