Delaware Department of Education seeks public input on ESEA Flexibility renewal

ddoeThe Delaware Department of Education is seeking public input on its ESEA Flexibility waiver renewal application. The U.S. Department of Education has offered states the opportunity to apply for renewed flexibility from specific requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA Flexibility).

To receive renewal states must describe their plans to meet core principles in four major areas:

1. College- and career-ready expectations for all students

2. Differentiated recognition, accountability and support systems for schools and districts

3. Supporting effective instruction and leadership

4. Reducing duplication and unnecessary burden

The Delaware Department of Education received an ESEA Flexibility waiver …

$1000 Delaware Youth Leadership Scholarships available for high school seniors

Jefferson AwardStudent leaders in the Jefferson Awards YSI Program at local, Delaware high schools or Jefferson Awards recipients (during freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors at Delaware high schools and show exemplary attributes in scholastics, leadership and service.

Three $1,000 scholarships (one each in Kent, New Castle and Sussex Counties) will be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Application deadline is April 1, 2015.

For more information, please contact Joyce Darling at 302.571.8004 or visit Delaware Community Foundation.

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