Adult education: For job seekers or job changers, adding new, relevant skills is crucial!

PRAXIS, compressedThe bad economic news just keeps coming. In Atlantic City, not only are casinos and hotels closing at an alarming rate, the city has also laid off hundreds of city workers. In nearby Philadelphia, mass layoffs have arrived within the beleagured Philadelphia School District. And closer to home, by the end of this year, more than 1,200 workers will be laid off from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s campus in Fairfax, Delaware.

During such unstable economic times, it is only natural to worry that your head might be next on the chopping block. While you might be tempted to hunker down …

New “Foundations of College Math” class will help Delaware students ramp up for college-level math classes

BTB mathFrom approximately 19% at the University of Delaware, to a whopping 80%+ at Delaware State University, Delaware high school grads enrolling as freshmen are simply not prepared for college-level math. These students must begin their college journey with remedial math courses which do not count toward their degree, often delaying graduation.

To tackle this pervasive problem, education leaders in Delaware have brokered a deal with Delaware’s colleges and universities. If students can pass a new math class, “Foundations of College Math,” in their senior year, they are now guaranteed to begin college in a math class that will count for …

College bound? How to apply for state financial aid and scholarships in Delaware!

LOGO_medium (1)High school seniors in Delaware, and throughout the country, are busy preparing for the SATs, evaluating college options, visiting campuses… and wondering how they are going to pay for it all!

In Delaware, high-achieving students can apply for assistance through 23 state-sponsored financial aid programs and 6 private scholarship programs, administered by the Delaware Higher Education Office.

These programs are designed to help Delawareans continue their education after high school. For programs below that followed by an asterisk (*), applicants must also complete the Common Merit Application. These include Academic Memorial Scholarships, Academic Scholarships and Professional Incentive Programs.

The following …

Take action! October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

PACERThe End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.

PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use during October — and throughout the year — to inspire, …

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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