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  • Governor Markell announces initiative to expand Pathways to Prosperity programGovernor 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.2016-08-11 15:50:56
  • More Families Receiving Access to High Quality Early Childhood CentersGovernor 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.2016-06-22 17:43:53
  • Governor Markell Announces Expansion of World Language Immersion InitiativeGovernor 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.2016-05-24 16:40:08
  • Hannah Sturgis to Represent Delaware in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest2016-04-22 14:33:51
  • Governor Hosts First Birth to 8 Summit on Early LearningMore 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. 2016-02-10 16:30:15
  • 2016-17 Delaware scholarship application now availableDelaware 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. 2015-12-11 09:14:04
  • Senate Confirms Dr. Steven Godowsky as Delaware's Education SecretaryThe 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. 2015-10-28 17:53:33
  • Delaware Leads Nation in Graduation Rate GainsDelaware made the greatest gains in high school graduation rates between 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced.2015-10-20 13:57:05
  • Inmates earn diplomas through prison education programWearing 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.2015-06-24 14:29:26
  • Teachers Lead Shift to Next Generation Science Standards2015-05-15 09:36:30
  • Delaware Colleges Say Smarter Balanced Assessments Are Good Measure Of College ReadinessFour 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.2015-04-14 13:30:00
  • Twenty-one State Employees and their Family Members Awarded Art HonorsThe 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.2015-03-03 09:06:29
  • Partnership Gives Teacher Prep Students Year-Long Classroom ResidencyAspiring 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.2015-02-11 15:42:21
  • World Language Immersion Program Expands for 2015-16 School YearNext fall, more than 2,300 kindergarten through third grade students will be enrolled in Governor Jack Markell’s World Language Expansion Initiative, as six more schools across the state begin offering students the opportunity to participate in an elementary immersion program studying either Mandarin Chinese or Spanish.2015-01-07 16:52:36
  • Schools Make Gains, Exit Turnaround ProgramsStudents in nine schools have made significant gains, allowing the buildings to exit state support programs for low-performing schools, the Delaware Department of Education announced.2014-11-05 12:36:30



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