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May 26, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware Public Media Delaware school district consolidation, referendum changes headed to Dover The state representative pushing a bill to allow local school boards to raise taxes without a referendum says it’s part of his plan to ensure education is properly funded into the future. The proposal from Rep. Earl Jaques (D-Glasgow) has been […]


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May 25, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware State News Bill would let school districts raise taxes with no referendum Draft legislation in the General Assembly would let school districts raise property taxes without referendums. The bill, which has not yet been assigned a number, would enable school boards to increase taxes every two years by the percentage change in […]


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May 24, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Mariner student Emadah White wins technology state championship Emadah White, an eighth-grader at Mariner Middle School, won the state championship title at the recent Delaware State Technology Student Association Competition. All students were asked to create a car out of a wood balsa block. The car had to adhere to strict […]


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May 23, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Pilot School names new director A new director with a familiar face is taking the reins at the Pilot School of Delaware this summer, replacing long-time administrator Kathy Craven. Alexandra (Alix) Reese Kokkoris, currently director of the school’s lower division, will take over for Craven Aug. 1. Craven, who has […]


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May 22, 2017

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Delaware News Office of the Governor Governor Carney visits Appoquinimink High School to highlight Pathways program Governor John Carney visited Appoquinimink High School on Friday with Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting to talk with educators and students about Delaware’s Pathways to Prosperity Program. Governor Carney and Secretary Bunting toured classrooms and met with students […]


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May 19, 2017

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Delaware News Coastal Point Parents ready to fight for Spanish Immersion Parents are lining up to defend the Spanish Immersion program against potential budget cuts in the Indian River School District. Expect signs. Expect small children making speeches in multiple languages. Expect a full 30 minutes of public comments at the school board meeting on […]


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May 18, 2017

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Delaware News WDEL Gov. Carney addresses concerns over state funding cuts to schools As Delaware school districts go about the unpleasant task of notifying personnel about potential layoffs, Governor Carney says discussions on the future of state funding are continuing. The Governor has proposed an equal mix of spending cuts and revenue creation as the […]


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May 17, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Newark Charter student headed to National Geographic Bee finals Newark Charter School eighth-grader Rohan Kanchana is the first Delaware student to make it to the finals of the National Geographic Bee. The preliminary round of the 29th annual National Geographic Bee was held Monday. The top 10 finishers — from […]


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May 16, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Budget cuts to education funding must be “equalized” Opinion by Richard Forsten, president of the Appoquinimink School Board These are difficult financial times for our state. There is a projected $395 million budget deficit, and the folks in Dover are looking at a combination of tax increases and spending cuts […]


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May 15, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Cape ninth-graders earn scholarships from Give Something Back program Two ninth-graders from Cape Henlopen High School, Sierra Gloria and Brianne Simmons, have been selected to receive scholarships to the University of Delaware through Give Something Back, a national organization devoted to mentoring and college scholarships for students facing economic adversity. Technical.ly […]


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