Archive for the Education Updates Category

Early Bird Registration Open for Annual Convention!

Register now for our Annual Convention and get early bird pricing through April 1st! See first hand how current education funding levels are impacting our schools Network with national, state, and local leaders Gain access to valuable resources & information Visit with local vendors Participate in the official business of PTA Attend interactive workshops….and much more!! Click here to register.

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Election Guidelines

Elections are upon us. Delaware PTA would like to take this time to remind everyone that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that PTA is nonpartisan.  As such, Delaware PTA and its constituent associations never comment on, endorse nor support candidates for office. We support issues – not candidates. Our role is to engage and empower families to exercise their voice. We will do this by promoting voter turnout and working with local unit leaders to coordinate candidate forums in each district so that our families can make informed decisions when voting. Check out these resources for more information Limits on

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Important Dates – 1st Quarter 2018

WINTER BREAK UPDATES Hello PTA families & leaders – We want to take this opportunity to remind you of several important deadlines to keep in mind as your unit prepares for the new year. Below are a list of important dates for the 1st quarter of 2018 so mark your calendars!!! As always, you can check the calendar on our website for additional updates, as well as follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact your Region VP with questions. Early Bird Registration for Convention opens January 4, 2018 FINAL DAY TO SUBMIT PROPOSED BYLAWS CHANGES  January 31, 2018

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National PTA Announces the #ThankATeacher Contest to Celebrate Educators Nationwide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (April 3, 2017)—National PTA today announced the #ThankATeacher Contest, in which over $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to teachers across the country during Teacher Appreciation Week. The contest is now open and all schools and PTAs are encouraged to participate. “Teachers deliver so much to our students every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “Teacher Appreciation Week is the one week of the school year when teachers take center stage and are recognized for their impact on the lives and futures of

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14 SCHOOLS FROM ACROSS STATE RECOGNIZTED FOR THEIR STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Fourteen schools have won honors for their students’ academic achievements. For 2016, the state is recognizing two National Title I Distinguished School awardees, two Reward Schools and nine Recognition Schools. Each school will receive an $8,000 award. Funding for the awards comes from the state’s School Improvement funds. Additionally, there is one School of Continued Excellence that was honored as a Recognition School last year and had outstanding performance again this year but is not eligible for a financial award again until 2017.   “These schools are being honored because of their students’ exceptional performance and/or the significant growth they have made,

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR DELAWARE STUDENTS

Each year, the Delaware Department of Education awards millions in college scholarships, grants and aid to students across the state. In 2016, more than $3.14 million was given to students in need based and merit scholarships and incentive loans, including the B. Bradford Barnes, Charles L. Hebner, and Herman M. Holloway, Sr. memorial scholarships. These full scholarship offers pay tuition, fees, room and board, and books for students enrolled full-time in 12 or more credit hours each semester. Last year, Sheena Stevenson, a 2016 graduate of Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District, applied for scholarships on

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