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March 24, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware 105.9 High school graduation rates up, dropout rates down, Delaware Department of Education reports The Delaware Department of Education’s annual report, presented to the State Board of Education Thursday, heralded rising graduation rates and diminishing dropout rates. Graduation rates hit 84.66 percent, an increase of 84.3 percent in 2015 and 84.4 percent […]


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March 23, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Milton Elementary holds Health Fair Milton Elementary School held its 11th Annual Health Fair March 10. Over 40 health-related vendors were on hand promoting their services and sharing health information.  Games and activities were held in the gym where student could win tickets which were then exchanged for prizes. Volunteers from […]


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March 22, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Sussex Science Fair highlights area students Beacon Middle eighth-grader Douglas Heid had a sweet idea for his science fair project. Using two chocolate bars, a Hershey bar and a Lindt chocolate bar, Heid swapped labels, and set out to see whether consumers could tell the difference between the brands. Lindt chocolate […]


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March 21, 2017

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Delaware News Rodel Blog Can personalized learning defray the cost of special education Blog post by Rachel Wiggans Chan, senior program officer at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware 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 […]


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March 20, 2017

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Delaware News Cape Gazette Maker Day held at Worcester Prep Worcester Prep 9th- and 10th-graders participated in Maker Day March 3 to celebrate inventing, problem solving, working collaboratively and constructing solutions. Students broke into small teams that constructed operating displays of technologies from the Renaissance period. Upper School students tested their creativity and problem-solving skills […]


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March 17, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Sussex Academy student among best Hispanic and Latino PSAT takers Sussex Academy junior Hector Herrara recently scored in the top 2.5 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT among all of the Hispanic and Latino test-takers in the region. As a result, he has been invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition […]


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March 15, 2017

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Delaware News Town Square Delaware Mentoring program boosts kids’ career options With half of skilled trade workers in Delaware expected to retire in the next five years, a mentoring program is looking to help talented high school students fill a growing demand for skilled laborers in the design and construction industry. The ACE Mentor Program […]


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March 14, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Working together to help students in need Opinion by John Carney, 74th governor of Delaware As governor, Dr. Seuss is not my normal reading material. But recently — to honor Read Across America Day – I spent part of one morning reading “Hop on Pop” to students at Eisenberg Elementary […]


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March 13, 2017

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Delaware News Delaware Public Media Delaware’s new Dept. of Education under Susan Bunting Throughout his campaign last year – and here at the start of his term in office – Gov. John Carney emphasized the state’s Department of Education would look much different under his watch.  He’s promised a shift from its regulatory role to […]


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March 10, 2017

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Delaware News The News Journal Christina Montessori program threatened by low enrollment A specialized program offered by Christina School District but used by families across New Castle County stands to be the first “public Montessori school failure” if administrators can’t find a way to raise enrollment. It’s a heavy blow to both parents and staff […]


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