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World Language Expansion Program Shows Growth, High Parent Satisfaction in Second Year

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education Kent County News Office of Governor Markell

The second annual review of Governor Jack Markell’s world language immersion initiative, which seeks to give Delaware students an advantage in the global economy by ensuring their proficiency in a second language, reported continued growth, with about 1500 students expected to participate in 11 programs next school year




Governor Markell Highlights Race to the Top Progress

Date Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

Marking the recent four year anniversary of Delaware placing first in the federal Race to the Top education funding competition, Governor Markell detailed the impact of the state’s efforts to give students the best possible opportunity to succeed in college and career in the 21st century economy.




Lt. Governor to Visit Rehoboth and Milton Elementary Schools

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn

DOVER, Del. – On Wednesday, April 2, Lt. Governor Denn will celebrate wonderful achievements at Rehoboth and Milton Elementary Schools. Cape Henlopen School District received $57,623.20 through the Accelerated Academic Education Grants that were given late last year, and the Lt. Governor will visit two of the schools that are already using the funding on […]




Early Teacher Hiring Now Permanent

Date Posted: Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn

Pilot Program Dramatically Reduced Late Hiring of Teachers and Improved Schools’ Ability to Compete With Surrounding States for Quality New Teachers DOVER, DE– This afternoon, Governor Jack A. Markell signed H.B. 259 into law, which passed both the House and the Senate unanimously this week. House Bill 259 makes permanent the pilot program originally created […]




Delaware Secretary Murphy Spotlights District Initiatives Under Race to the Top as U.S. Secretary Duncan Highlights Statewide Progess in Year Three Report

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Education News Office of Governor Markell

The U.S. Department of Education released Delaware’s Year 3 Race to the Top (RTTT) Report, highlighting statewide initiatives, such as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), as a major reason why Delaware continues to see increased educator collaboration and student achievement gains.





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