DSEA is proud to sponsor two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors in Delaware. They honor the work of two individuals who played vital roles in DSEA's history and who were lifelong advocates for public education and educators. The Christopher K. Smith Memorial Future Teacher Scholarship and the Howard Weinberg Scholarship will continue to help the children of DSEA members pursue their dreams after graduation.
Black History Month was originally celebrated as a weeklong event, having begun in 1926 by scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, Congress expanded the observance to the entire month of February. Educators across the country draw on a enormous number of resources to create and enhance their curriculum and provide a robust study of the key contributions of African-Americans to all areas of American life and exceptionalism.
Get ready to grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Wednesaday, March 2, 2016 for the 19th annual Read Across America Day. And, don't forget to enter in the 2016 DSEA Read Across America Student Contest!
Book Focus: “Oh, the Places You'll Go!” by Dr. Seuss
DSEA's Human and Civil Rights Task Force honors Delawareans each year for outstanding contributions and achievements in the areas of human and civil rights. In addition, the HCR Awards recognize outstanding student submissions in writing, art, and technology categories. Their submissions focus on the importance of diversity and its impact on our society.
DSEA awards several recognitions each year as part of its "Celebration of Leadership" event, held just prior to the annual Representative Assembly each March. The recognitions range from outstanding contributions made to public education to individuals who show outstanding member advocacy. Award recipients come from a wide spectrum of public education-focused positions in Delaware, but share the focus of having worked tirelessly to improve the quality of public education in our state.