The Seventh Annual Conference on Education slated for October 29, 2014

LOGO_medium (1)The Seventh Annual Conference on Education is slated for October 29, 2014 at Clayton Hall, University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

The Conference is hosted by the Vision Coalition and will bring together voices from around Delaware and beyond for an engaging and interactive day focusing on the future of education in the state. Breakout sessions will offer opportunities to learn, contribute, and interact on a number of relevant education issues, from innovative practices happening in classrooms around Delaware to helping students achieve success in college and careers.

To learn more or to register, visit Vision 2015.

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2014 Newbery Medal Award Winner and Honor Books are must-reads for kids of all ages!

Newbery MedalThe Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery and is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children. The medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children for that year.

2014 WINNER Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press

Comic book fan and natural-born cynic Flora Belle Buckman and Ulysses, a flying, superhero, poetry-writing squirrel, join forces to overcome Ulysses’ arch-nemesis, Flora’s mother and encounter a quirky cast of characters. Through poignant, laugh-out-loud episodes, this homage to comic …

Smarter Balanced Assessment test will replace DCAS in Delaware

LOGO_medium (1)The Smarter Balanced Assessment test will replace DCAS in Delaware in the 2014-2015 school year. Smarter Balanced Assessment is designed to mesh with the Common Core State Standards, a set of new, tougher academic expectations for students.

What does this mean for Delaware students?

The test includes more interactive questions, as well as “performance tasks.” These will provide a better understanding of how well a student has mastered academic concepts. In addition, the main Smarter Balanced Assessment test is also administered once at the end of the year.

To learn more about the test, visit Smarter Balanced Assessment. In …

Make your plans now… Family Volunteer Day is November 22, 2014!

family-volunteer-day-logo_2012-558x140Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world.

Points of Light created the day 22 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and provide opportunities for families to help communities create supportive environments for their children and each other. This year Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 22 and is being sponsored by Disney Friends for Change and powered by generationOn.

Families who volunteer together not only address community social problems, but also strengthen themselves. Volunteering together as a …

$20,000 Coca Cola Scholars College Scholarship applications are due October 31

Coca-Cola-Scholarship-FoundationThe Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs.

The Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

The Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Click here to apply by October 31!

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