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July 20, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Cape increases school tax rate The Cape Henlopen school board approved a 27-cent increase in the tax rate July 13, primarily to cover increasing costs for special education for six district students. “This is hitting every district, not just us. We’re playing catch up since our tax rate is too low […]


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July 20, 2017

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Delaware News Department of Education Survey gives educators voice on workplace strengths, needs School leadership is the working condition that most affects a teacher’s willingness to stay working in their school, according to the more than 4,000 Delaware educators who responded to the 2017 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Delaware survey. The majority of […]


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July 19, 2017

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Delaware News Department of Education Governor Carney Directs DOE to Create Regulation, Model Policy to Prevent Discrimination in Schools Governor John Carney announced on Tuesday that he has directed the Delaware Department of Education to develop specific guidelines – by regulation – for school districts and charter schools to use in developing policies that prohibit […]


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July 18, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware Public Media State Police backpack drive underway While school may be the furthest thing from a kids mind during summer vacation, Delaware State Police are starting to take in donated supplies for students in need starting now. “Operation Troopers Have Your BACKpack” is in its third year, with state police collecting all […]


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July 17, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware 105.9 Delaware Teacher Centers statewide closing; Rep. Lynn fights to reinstate funding The negative impact to non-profits in Delaware as a result of the 20-percent cut to Grant-in-Aid continues to mount and one the latest non-profits to suffer is the Delaware Teacher Centers, which are now closing due to the reductions in […]


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July 14, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware 105.9 Indian River School District approves property tax increase for 2018 At its regular monthly meeting on June 19, the Indian River Board of Education approved a property tax rate of $3.097 per $100 of assessed value for Fiscal Year 2018. The new rate represents an increase of 51.9 cents from Fiscal […]


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July 13, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Georgetown students get a glimpse of law enforcement A group of Georgetown Middle School students went back to school in June for more than academics. The group of 26 was part of the Georgetown Police Junior Academy and reported to school for a week of physical training and a crash course […]


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Teaching in a Competency-Based Education Environment

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July 2017 View this email in your browser Teaching in a Competency-Based Education Environment By Katie Varatta, Network Manager for KnowledgeWorks When I describe competency-based education to friends and family—students moving through education based on mastery of skill rather than seat time, lessons personalized to the individual, and students taking ownership of their learning — […]


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July 12, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware Public Media Delaware Goes to College Academy offers free college prep help to low-income students A new partnership between the state Department of Education, TeenSHARP and Capital One aims to help 600 low-income First State students apply to – and succeed in – college. 14-year-old Baraka Osborne has big – and specific […]


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July 11, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Rehoboth planners begin school site review July 14 The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will begin its site-plan review process for the proposed new Rehoboth Elementary School at 3 p.m., Friday, July 14. If the commission approves the site-plan review, the Cape Henlopen School District will be able to move forward with […]


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