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.”

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Know an outstanding volunteer or volunteer group in Delaware? Nominate them for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award!

Do you know an outstanding volunteer or volunteer group?  The State Office of Volunteerism is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards.   The Office has recently revamped the nomination form and process to make it even easier to nominate your favorite volunteer or group!

If you have any questions, please visit the FAQ page or contact Deborah Vandiver at 255-9878 or

Nominations must be received by August 20, 2012 for consideration.  Or have your nomination reviewed before submission — simply email it to Catherine Fox,

National Education Startup Challenge Deadline: May 1

Students from across the country are invited to submit a business plan and a video pitch for a for-profit or non-profit startup that includes an innovative strategy, product or service designed to address one of four challenges to educational success.

If you are in 6th grade through postsecondary or an out-of-school youth, you are eligible to participate. Winning students will be celebrated by senior White House and Department of Education officials and may qualify for additional recognition opportunities.

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