Students from across Delaware took home awards last week from the Educators Rising State Conference. More than 250 students and their advisors as well as higher education partners gathered at Delaware State University in Dover Tuesday for the conference, which included competitive events. Students also spent the morning in workshops and attended a college fair.
Students from across the state took home honors from the 89th Delaware State FFA Convention in Dover on Tuesday. The Delaware FFA Association is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Students from across the state took home honors from the SkillsUSA awards in Wilmington Wednesday. Nearly 900 students, advisors, and judges who represent business and industry from throughout the state participated in state contests throughout the month of February. Students demonstrated professionalism, leadership and skill attainment in 61 events. The awards culminated with more than $800,000 in student scholarships and prizes will be awarded from partners such as Automotive Training Center, Delaware Technical Community College, Universal Technical Institute, IBEW Local 313, Keen Gas Company, Lincoln Electric, Lowe’s, Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and more.
2019 Early Learning Community Conversation Dates Announced: The Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning invites providers, families and anyone interested in learning about the important issues impacting early education in Delaware to attend one of eight Community Conversations being held in May. These meeting will be informative as well as engaging for attendees. Conversations regarding early learning issues will take place with representatives from state agencies that work directly with young children and families including the Department of Education, Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Topics such as Delaware’s early learning budget and funding, governance, Office of Child Care Licensing regulations, Purchase of Care and market rates, and early childhood mental health will be discussed.
Meetings will be held each day listed below between 12:30pm and 2:30pm and again between 6:00pm and 8:00pm:
May 16 – City of Wilmington – City of Wilmington, Municipal Services Building, 397 Wilmington Ave., New Castle DE 19720
May 20 – Newark – Delaware State Police Troop 2, Paris Community Room, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark, DE 19716
May 22 – Lewes – Lewes Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958
May 23 – Dover – Collette Education Building, Conference Room A, 35 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19901
Summer Food Service Waiver Program: The Delaware Department of Education is submitting statewide waivers to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office (MARO) for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) flexibilities and policies that were rescinded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) through SFSP 01-2019 Summer Food Service Program Memoranda Rescission.
DOE Upcoming Events
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Tier 2 - Targeted Team Networking
April 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM College & Career Working Group
April 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Consolidated Grant Application Training - Session 1, Sussex County