Highlighting Delaware as a model state for providing students with preparation for and access to educational opportunities beyond high school, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan used the state’s efforts to advocate for President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community college free.
With the Governor and Department of Education supporting more opportunities for high schoolers to take college-level classes before graduation, the state released data showing that the number of students participating in “dual-enrollment” courses has more than doubled in the past year.
Governor Markell highlights a new partnership in Delaware focused on reducing college remediation rates.
More than half of Delaware public school graduates who enrolled in in-state colleges in 2012 were placed in remedial courses, according to data released by the Delaware Department of Education.
Addressing William Penn High School’s senior class, Governor Markell kicked off a year-long effort by his administration to ensure Delaware’s Class of 2015 has access to information and resources that will help them pursue the best educational opportunities and career training programs after they graduate.