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Inmates earn diplomas through prison education program

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Correction Department of Education

Wearing black caps and gowns over their white prison jumpsuits, 10 men earned their high school diplomas today. The graduates from the James H. Groves Adult High School at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna are among 30 inmates across the state who are celebrating graduations through the Department of Education’s prison education program this spring.




Teachers Lead Shift to Next Generation Science Standards

Date Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Governor Markell

Nearly 200 teachers gather to celebrate their work to transform science education in Delaware Dover – During the past year, 95 of Delaware’s leading teachers revised their lessons and teaching styles to give their students more opportunities to work like scientists: creating hypotheses, conducting experiments, thinking through the results, collaborating with other students and communicating […]




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.




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