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FREE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, MORE OFFERED DURING DELAWARE’S COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH Students receive school-day help to apply to college as part of broader campaign to expand access to higher education

Delaware high school students can apply to select colleges and universities for free in October and November in celebration of the state’s fifth annual College Application Month, which began this week and runs through Nov. 17. Application fees to all Delaware colleges and universities as well as Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., are waived during the two months. Application fees to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., are waived through the end of October. Application fee waivers for additional schools also are available for income-qualified students. As part of the state’s College Application Month, Delaware schools provide seniors computer lab time

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National PTA Statement on FY2017 Appropriations Bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (May 9, 2017)—President Trump signed a spending bill that funds federal programs and services through September 2017. The bill cuts overall funding for education by $1 billion and does not include funding for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) program. “National PTA is extremely disappointed that funding for education is reduced by an astounding $1 billion and that the SFECs program is not funded in the bill,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Opportunity starts and ends with access to a great education. Federal investment in education and family engagement are critical to children and the nation’s

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Carrcroft Elementary PTA’s Hip Hop Fundamentals

Carrcroft Elementary PTA was recently awarded a $500.00 grant in support of their Hip Hop Fundamentals event. PTA is committed to supporting Arts in Education and the Hip Hop Fundamentals event is a perfect example of that.   Check Out Carrcroft’s Hip Hop Fundamentals Video

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Community conversations to help shape Delaware’s ESSA plan

The Delaware Department of Education will host four community conversations this month to collect public input that will inform the first draft of the state’s plan under the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A second round of conversations is planned for later in the fall to receive feedback on the draft plan.   In December 2015, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the main federal law governing public education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  As part of NCLB, Delaware is one of the 43 states operating

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2017 DISTRICT/CHARTER TEACHERS OF THE YEAR NAMED

                              Twenty Delaware teachers are finalists to be named Delaware’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. Selected from among the 9,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching. Already leaders among the colleagues in their buildings, each now has assumed a role representing educators in their districts or the charter network. And in October, one will

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Three Delaware Schools earn 2015 National Blue Ribbon Distinction

Three Delaware schools are among 335 schools that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized today as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Cape Henlopen School District’s Cape Henlopen High School, Lake Forest Elementary’s Lake Forest East Elementary School and Caesar Rodney School District’s W. B. Simpson Elementary School are among the 285 public and 50 private schools that will be honored at an awards ceremony November 9 to 10 in Washington, D.C. The schools’ principals — Brian Donahue (Cape Henlopen High School), Susan Piavis and James

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There is still time to learn about Delaware PTA’s Reflection Arts Program – Webinar Schedule for October!!

The arts and Delaware PTA Reflections support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community.  Founded in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. REFLECT on the theme, CREATE art.  BE RECOGNIED Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Literature Musical Composition Film Production Photography Visual Arts Dance Choreography   Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by

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