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Delaware Colleges Say Smarter Balanced Assessments Are Good Measure Of College Readiness

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced.




Twenty-one State Employees and their Family Members Awarded Art Honors

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Correction Department of Education Department of Labor DNREC Kent County New Castle County News Public Health Sussex County The Arts

The Awards Show and Closing Reception will be held at Delaware State University’s Arts Center/Gallery on March 14, 2015, 1-3 p.m. Secretary of State Jeffrey W. Bullock and Division of the Arts Deputy Director Kristin Pleasanton will preside at the Awards Ceremony.




Partnership Gives Teacher Prep Students Year-Long Classroom Residency

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

Aspiring teachers are spending an entire school year working side-by-side with veteran teachers as part of a new partnership between Wilmington University and the Capital, Indian River and Red Clay Consolidated school districts.




World Language Immersion Program Expands for 2015-16 School Year

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

Next fall, more than 2,300 kindergarten through third grade students will be enrolled in Governor Jack Markell’s World Language Expansion Initiative, as six more schools across the state begin offering students the opportunity to participate in an elementary immersion program studying either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish.




Schools Make Gains, Exit Turnaround Programs

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education Kent County New Castle County News Office of Governor Markell

Students in nine schools have made significant gains, allowing the buildings to exit state support programs for low-performing schools, the Delaware Department of Education announced.






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