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Governor Carney Declares November 13-17 as American Education Week

Date Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education Education Governor John Carney Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Office of the Governor

Week recognizes educators, parents for their vital role in supporting schools DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Thursday released the following statement after signing a proclamation declaring November 13-17 as American Education Week across Delaware: “All of Delaware’s students deserve a quality education, and an equal opportunity to succeed. American Education Week recognizes our […]




Grants to prepare youth in key industries

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education Education Education Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Secretary of Education Susan Bunting today announced more than $400,000 in public grants to support new high school pathway programs. The effort expands on the statewide Delaware Pathways initiative to prepare all students to excel in key fields that offer good job opportunities in the new economy. The 40 competitive grants, awarded from federal Perkins funds, will benefit 16 districts or charter schools for the 2018-19 school year.




ADVISORY: Discussion on Wilmington with the Family Services Cabinet Council

Date Posted: Monday, November 6th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Department of Education Department of Labor Department of Technology and Information DSCYF Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

Governor Carney and Council members will hold meeting to discuss state service delivery in Wilmington WILMINGTON, Del. – At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, Governor Carney will host a public discussion on Wilmington with the Family Services Cabinet Council. Governor Carney signed Executive Order #5 in February, re-establishing the Family Services Cabinet Council to […]




Enhanced assessments to elevate science instruction

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education Education News

For more than a year, Delaware educators have been working collaboratively across districts and charter schools to create a system of assessments that measures students’ true science mastery. Phase I of the assessment planning began in Fall 2016 when students and educators participated in a research and development process to create test items. Final drafts of these items are now available online for all educators to use in classrooms.




Delaware a national leader in career pathways, case study finds

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Education Education Education Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

When it comes to career and technical education and preparing young people for life after high school, Delaware is emerging as a national and international leader, according to “Propelling College and Career Success: The Role of Strategic Partnerships in Scaling Delaware Pathways,” a case study just released by Jobs for the Future (JFF). The case study is part of a larger series, supported by a gift from the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation to Harvard University, examining how states and regions are preparing tomorrow’s workforce and highlighting promising practices that can inform other college and career readiness efforts around the country.




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