Category: Department of Education

2016-17 Delaware scholarship application now available

Date Posted: Friday, December 11th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education

Delaware residents interested in applying for scholarships, grants and professional incentive loans to pursue a postsecondary education during next academic year school year should visit the Delaware Goes to College website at for the 2016-17 application.

Senate Confirms Dr. Steven Godowsky as Delaware’s Education Secretary

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

The Delaware Senate has confirmed the nomination of Dr. Steven Godowsky to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, succeeding Mark Murphy, who ended his tenure.

Delaware Leads Nation in Graduation Rate Gains

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Education Kent County New Castle County News Office of Governor Markell Sussex County

Delaware made the greatest gains in high school graduation rates between 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced.

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 […]



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