Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2015-2016 Competition Announced

conrad spirit of innovation logoThe Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual multi-phase competition that challenges high school students (ages 13-18) from across the globe to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), innovation and entrepreneurship to develop technologies and solutions to real-world needs. The Conrad Challenge was founded by Nancy Conrad in honor of her late husband, astronaut, innovator and entrepreneur, Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. The 2015-2016 Challenge marks the 10th competition.

Participants work together in teams of two to five members to develop solutions in one of four categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Energy & Environment, Cyber Technology & Security and Health …

Start school off right! Better sleep habits for kids of all ages

Boy SleepingIf your child winces as the morning alarm rings or repeatedly hits snooze, take note. According to WedMD, “Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Although this may seem apparent many of us actually do not allow our children to get the critical sleep they need to develop and function properly.” Scary words for parents everywhere!

But, what exactly is “enough” sleep for kids? The National Sleep Foundation guidelines suggest that requirements vary significantly by age:

  • Preschoolers typically sleep 11-13 hours each night
  • Children aged six to 13 need 9-11 hours of

October 5, 2013 is the next SAT test date. Are YOU ready?

2012 SAT prepMost students take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests during their junior or senior year of high school. And, at least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring as a junior and in the fall as a senior — in an effort to improve their scores.

The next SAT test date is October 5. Students can register for the SATs at College Board  but the question is… are you ready?

If you need help preparing for the SAT Test, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics can help with 1-on-1 tutoring in your area of need. You’ll …

Got a BIG idea? The Clifford Be Big Contest deadline is June 23!

CliffordNow students can bring their BIG Ideas that help their communities to life!

The BE BIG Fund can help bring YOUR winning idea to life with the help of Scholastic, HandsOn Network and (of course) Clifford! The 5th Annual BE BIG in Your Community Contest is open NOW!

Enter now for the chance to bring your BIG Idea to life with a $5,000 community grant. Other prizes consist of five $1,000 first prize grants.

If you need some inspiration, check out the 2012 Winners. For more information visit the BE BIG FUND.

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Stop the summer brain-drain! Credit recovery, summer school and enrichment classes available at Back to Basics’ Wilmington, Delaware location!

Summer School (K – 8th)

Build skills & confidence by completing summer school requirements in a 1-on-1 environment geared to each student’s specific needs.

Credit Recovery (9th – 12th)

Has your student failed a course & your already-scheduled vacation conflicts with summer school? Have your student take the course 1-on-1 to be on track next year.

Original Credit (9th – 12th)

Your student can take a course 1-on-1 over the summer to get ahead for next year, lighten course load, enhance transcripts, or catch up on previously skipped credits.

Summer Reading Program

Our experienced instructors will work 1-on-1 with your …