DCAS results are in! How does Delaware measure up?

The 2012 Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) results show an increase in the number of students proficient in reading and mathematics this year compared to a year ago.  Statewide, more than 10,000 additional children are proficient in reading this year as compared to last year, and more than 9,000 additional students reached proficiency in math.

Secretary of Education Mark Murphy said, “This success is the result of the combined effort of the students who studied hard and the parents and educators who supported them.  While our collective work is far from done, this is something to celebrate.”

Overall reading and …

The Adopt-a-Student program provides necessary back-to-school supplies to Delaware students in need. Here how you can help!

As the first day of school quickly approaches, you are likely spending time amassing a treasure trove of school supplies. From filler paper, to pencils and pens, to rulers, calculators, and more, it seems like the back to school shopping list grows every year!

But for some parents, the back to school shopping frenzy is incredibly painful. For those Delawareans who are struggling to fulfill their family’s most basic needs, the addition of “must-have” items like new notebooks, backpacks, and folders puts a strain on an already overtaxed household budget.

Now, there’s a way that you can help! When you …

UNCF Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship 2012-2013 application deadline is September 19

Scholarship Name:

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship 2012-2013

The Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship is open to students at UNCF member institutions that are majoring in the areas of Art and History. This scholarship will provide an award in an amount up to $5,000 depending on the student’s financial need.

Scholarship Value:

up to $ 5000


College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior

Minimum GPA:


Eligible Majors:

American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Criminal Justice, Economics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Philosophy, Performing Arts, Music, Mass Media Arts, Law, History, Graphic …

A Delaware Library Card — your key to a world of knowledge! Apply now — it’s easy and free!

Delaware Residents : All Delaware residents are eligible for a Delaware library card issued through their local public library. To register, just complete a registration form and present it with a photo ID at your local Delaware public library. If you don’t have a Delaware photo ID, please contact your local library for card registration requirements. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign for the card.

Delaware Non-Residents: Delaware non-residents may apply for a non-resident card. Simply submit the registration form and a fee to a Delaware public library.

Non-Resident Property Owners:

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics celebrates the 1st anniversary of its newest tutoring center in Newark, Delaware

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics recently celebrated the 1st anniversary of its second tutoring center in Delaware. The new educational center is located on the campus of the Independence School at 1300 Paper Mill Road in Newark, Delaware.

“Our goal in opening the second center was to help students spend more time learning and less time traveling,” explains Back to Basics’ Founder and President Beverly Stewart. “Over the course of this first year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of students from lower New Castle County and Eastern Maryland, who have utilized the facility.

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