The Delaware Department of Education announced 14 grants to schools and districts across the state. Totaling almost $1.5 million, they will fund innovative practices and projects proposed by teachers and education leaders to support increased academic student growth.
A 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, showed that parents and a third party evaluator gave the effort high marks for its first year.
The 2013 Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) student assessment results released show overall progress across a two-year period, while highlighting areas that require the most attention moving forward.
Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy joined researchers from the Strategic Data Project (SDP), a program of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, to release findings on Delaware students’ college readiness, enrollment and retention.
A report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality and U.S. News & World Report demonstrates a nationwide need for efforts like the law Governor Jack Markell signed last week to improve teacher preparation programs.
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