Delaware students in grades 6-12: Enter the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest and win up to $5,000 for your education!

This contest is for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 6 through 8 participate in the junior division, while students in grades 9 through 12 participate in the senior division. To enter this contest, students must choose a historical topic related to the annual theme “Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History,” and then conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, museums, oral history interviews, and historic sites.

Students must present their work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website. In the spring, students may enter their …

Attention Delaware undergrad and grad students: Tylenol Scholarship program will make $250,000 available for deserving college students

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students who have already begun their freshman year of college. It is also available to graduate students who have at least one year of school remaining. The Tylenol scholarship is based on leadership qualities, academic performance and community involvement.

The makers of Tylenol will award 10 scholarships of $10,000 each, and 30 scholarships of $5,000 each. The total 2011 Tylenol scholarship payout will be in the amount of $250,000.  This money is provided by McNeil Consumer Healthcare; a Johnson & Johnson company .

The deadline for application in 2011 is May …

University of Delaware features Back to Basics Learning Dynamics President and Director Beverly Stewart on website

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics’ President and Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. was recently featured with several other outstanding educators on the University of Delaware, College of Human Development and Education’s education website. The site highlights U of D graduates who have made a dramatic difference in Delaware’s educational system.

Ms. Stewart received both her B.S. in Elementary Education and her M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Delaware. A strong supporter of the exceptional education she received there, Ms. Stewart says, “There is still no other local university I would recommend as highly as this one for an …

April is National School Library Month

April is School Library Month, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of ALA.  Every April school librarians create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career.

Love to read? Thank your librarian today!

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Discus Awards honor all-around students in America’s high schools

Traditional awards programs focus on the numbers: Test scores, grades, and win-loss records. But college admissions offices know that it takes more than academic success and athletic prowess to predict real-world success in and out of the classroom. The Discus Awards recognize uncommon students whose character and passions are anything but average.

Discus Award winners shine in more ways than one. In fact, the award highlights ten major categories, or attributes, where students can make an important contribution during high school. Every Discus Award winner has a proven track-record in at least three of these attributes:

  • Academics: For grades, honors,