Stephen J. Meringoff Secondary School Essay Contest deadline is June 15; Win $1,500 for college!

ACLAWThe Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) invites submissions of analytical essays by students in grades 9 through 12 dealing with works of recognized literary merit. Papers may examine style, characterization, rhetorical technique, structure, and so on, and may be about individual poems, short stories, novels, plays, or essays. Papers may also compare two carefully selected works.

The judges value lucid and lively expression, conceptual maturity, and argumentation that is developed from compelling and careful attention to specific passages. They do not seek term/research papers, but hope to receive carefully crafted interpretive and analytical essays of 1500 to …

How does TV really affect kids?

Television can be entertaining and educational, and can open up new worlds for kids, giving them a chance to travel the globe, learn about different cultures, and gain access to ideas they may never encounter in their own community. However, the reverse can also be true: Kids can learn things from TV that parents don’t want them to learn. TV can affect kids’ health, behavior and family life in a negative way.

TV viewing among kids is at an eight-year high. On average children ages 2-5 spend 32 hours a week in front of a TV-watching television, DVD’s, DVR and …

How to get a FREE Delaware Library Card and get kids excited about reading this summer!

Delaware Library CardThis summer, you can get your kids excited about reading, no matter what their age, at your local branch of the Delaware Public Library system! To find a library near you, CLICK HERE.

Don’t have a Delaware library card, yet? If not, here’s how to get your free card:

All Delaware residents are eligible for a free library card. Complete a registration form and present it with a photo ID at your local Delaware public library.

New Castle County registration form
Kent County registration form
Sussex County registration form

If you don’t have a Delaware photo ID, please contact …

Back to Basics is “Lighting the path to learning” at the Appoquinimink Education Fair!

BTB Appo FairEarlier this month, Back to Basics was a part of the Appoquinimink Education Fair, which was designed to give families a chance to experience ASD’s curriculum with hands-on lessons from the classroom. Thousands attended the annual event which was entited “Lighting the path to learning.”

Pictured here are some of the children enjoying the event and Back to Basics’ complimentary activity station.

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Mark your calendars! Summer Learning Day is June 20, 2014

Vincenzo BTBSummer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country.

Summer learning programs:

  • Maintain and advance participants’ academic and developmental growth
  • Support working families
  • Keep children safe and healthy
  • Send young people back to school ready to learn

Want an amazing summer learning opportunity for your child? Visit Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware for 1-on-1 options in over 60 subjects!

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