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Governor Markell announces initiative to expand Pathways to Prosperity program

Date Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Governor Markell

Governor Markell visited Agilent Technologies today to sign Executive Order 61, which creates a permanent steering committee to coordinate the continued expansion of Pathways to Prosperity, a statewide workforce development program that’s helping to ensure that Delaware High School students graduate prepared for their next steps, whether in college, other education and training programs, or the workplace.




More Families Receiving Access to High Quality Early Childhood Centers

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Governor Markell

Governor Jack Markell today celebrated the first-year progress of the pilot program funded by the grant with a visit to the Parents and Children Together at Tech United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware (PACTT) child care center at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The state is receiving more than $7 million over the five years of the grant.




Governor Markell Announces Expansion of World Language Immersion Initiative

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Governor Markell

Governor Jack Markell, who provided the leadership and funding for language immersion studies in Delaware elementary schools through his World Language Expansion Initiative in 2011, on Tuesday joined immersion students from across the Caesar Rodney School District for a celebratory event at Simpson Elementary School, where he also discussed the state’s plan to expand the program and to ensure students can continue their immersion language study after elementary school.




Hannah Sturgis to Represent Delaware in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest

Date Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Categories:  Department of Education Department of State Education Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County The Arts

Hannah Sturgis, a junior from POLYTECH High School, is among the 53 Poetry Out Loud champions from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who will participate in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The finals will be held at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC […]




Governor Hosts First Birth to 8 Summit on Early Learning

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Education Office of Governor Markell

More than 300 national and state education experts, practitioners and policymakers came together to celebrate Delaware’s early learning achievements and Illuminate the vision for a birth to third grade approach at the Governor’s Birth to 8 Summit: First 3,000 Days in the First State.




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