Within a few years, sixty percent of our jobs will require education or training beyond high school. And for good-paying, fast-growing professions like IT and health care, it’s 80 percent.
Gov. Jack Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy announced significant resources and support for the state’s six lowest-performing district schools, providing the opportunity for substantial changes in their approach to improve their students’ academic performance.
Building on his 2013 pledge that all Delaware schools would have a “state-of-the-art school safety plan” by the end of 2014, Governor Markell signed legislation that requires schools to have a comprehensive and up-to-date plan by this month.
At Wilmington’s DuPont Environmental Education Center, as DNREC Secretary David S. Small and Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine looked on, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that changes more than three dozen less severe environmental offenses associated with wildlife, hunting, fishing and boating from environmental misdemeanors to environmental violations and exempts these violations from being included in state criminal history records.
Governor Markell discusses statewide efforts to address gun violence, including the formation of a new Gun Investigation Unit at the Delaware State Police.
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