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Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation President, Angelo Roman, recently appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the K-2nd Grade Literacy Initiative in the Upper Darby School District. Angelo highlights the Foundation's commitment to purchase Smartboard and I-Pad technology for K-2nd grade as well as the School District's commitment to install high-speed wireless internet in 140 classrooms by this Fall. Teachers will receive training to further ensure this technology and literacy initiative is as effective as possible in achieving 100% literacy by 2nd grade in all Upper Darby schools. To view the Comcast Newsmakers segment in its entirety, please click here.More
Plans are underway for the construction of a new playground at Primos Elementary to support nearly 70 students in grades K-3 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Parents, teachers, administrators and member of the community worked together to make this playground a reality for students. Funded entirely by private contributions, the playground will be custom built with specialized equipment to develop sensory and social skills. The Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation is proud to be handling the fundraising for this important addition to our school district. DONATE NOW to help build this playground! More
The Foundation's goal is to have 100% of first graders reading. All elementary schools will be equipped with wireless capability and the 140 classrooms for grades kindergarten through second will have interactive projectors and whiteboards. The first appeal will solicit $265,000 in donations from the 65,000 alumni.
The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights the ELL program at Upper Darby High School!