College Board releases SAT scores. Here’s how to interpret Delaware’s findings!

LOGO_medium (1)The College Board, which administers the SAT, recently released state reports. For Delaware, the report covers two distinct student populations:  scores for public school students who as juniors took the Universal SAT administered during the school day in April 2014 and those for the graduating Class of 2014, which includes public and private school students, including those public school students whose Universal SAT scores were released last fall.

For the Class of 2015, whose members took the SAT as juniors last spring as part of the school day Universal SAT administration, the state mean scores were:

Class of 2015 (Public)

Apply now for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing!

NCWIT logoThe NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Recipients are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing offers both a national and local affiliate competitions to generate support and visibility for women’s participation in communities nationwide. This award does not require applicants attend a specific college or university.

For more information, please visit NCIT.

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Sharpen your pencils and mark your calendars… October 20 is National Day on Writing!

NCTECelebrate the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Sixth Annual
National Day on Writing on Monday, October 20, 2014!

NCTE, the National Writing Project, and The New York Times Learning Network invite you to celebrate writing in all its forms: through photos, film, and graphics; with pens, pencils, and computers; in graphs, etchings, and murals; on sidewalks, screens, and paper.

This year you can also post your writing during the National Day on Writing Tweet-Up on October 20 with the hashtag #WriteMyCommunity!

Learn more at NCTE.

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8 fun facts about Columbus Day!

LOGO_medium (1)Back to Basics K-12 Private School will observe Columbus Day on October 13. That means no school!

But, what is Columbus Day, exactly? Here are some facts you might not know:

1. Columbus Day is traditionally celebrated on the second Monday of October.

2. The holiday remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.

3. Columbus Day is often a controversial holiday, because the European settlement in the Americas led to the demise of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples.

4. Christopher Columbus is often portrayed as the first European to sail to the Americas …

How safe are your children? America’s Safe Schools Week begins October 19!

LOGO_medium (1)America’s Safe Schools Week occurs annually during the third full week in October. Activities conducted during America’s Safe Schools Week draw attention to the continuing problem of school violence and educate everyone about how schools can be made safer and more secure

The National School Safety Center’s (NSSC) goal in this campaign is to motivate key education and law enforcement policymakers, as well as students, parents and community residents, to vigorously advocate school safety. School safety includes keeping campuses free of crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance. School that are safe and free of violence, weapons and …