The Link Between Career/Technical Education and Student Success

Jenna Bucsak

  Just one career and technical education course above the average can boost a student’s odds of graduating high school and enrolling in a two-year college, according to a study by the Fordham Institute. It can also lead to a higher likelihood of college enrollment, employment, and better wages. So how are Delaware students accessing […]

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Delaware in the National Pathways Spotlight: 5 Takeaways

Paul Herdman

  Last month, from up on stage at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Beatriz Ramirez told her story. Today a senior at William Penn High School, Beatriz originally came to the U.S. not speaking English as a first language. She felt isolated at school, and often didn’t connect to her lessons or her fellow […]

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Legislative Hall Pass: Compulsory Education Bills Aim to Curb Dropouts

Neil Kirschling

  Discouraging drop-outs is a hot topic in Delaware this year, and one way that policymakers are seeking to accomplish this is by amending the state’s compulsory education law—the law that defines the age range in which a student is required to attend school or some other equivalent education program. Currently in Delaware, children are […]

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Can Personalized Learning Defray the Cost of Special Education?

Rachel Wiggans Chan

  Special education costs nearly twice as much as regular classroom education, but early intervention can decrease special education costs by 40 percent. Scrapping the one-size-fits-all education system we have today and replacing it with an individualized approach may be just what’s needed to meet every students’ needs and maximize student success. Special education aims […]

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How Dropping Out Leads to Lost Economic Potential

Rachel Wiggans Chan

  The lost economic potential of high school dropouts is no joke for Delaware’s economy. Typically, high school dropouts earn $8,000 less annually, compared to high school graduates. In Delaware, high school dropouts are twice as likely as high school graduates and six times as likely as college graduates to live in poverty. Why are […]

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