The Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning invites early learning providers and program representatives, families, and other community members to join community conversations about early learning across the state.
Council will gather feedback from educators statewide, increase the voice of teachers in policy decisions DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and Dr. Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, announced on Tuesday the establishment of a new Teachers Advisory Council to gather the feedback of educators from across the state. Secretary Bunting […]
Educators in high-needs schools and subject areas could get student loan relief under bill from Representative Bentz, Senator Townsend DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, Representative David Bentz, and Senator Bryan Townsend on Tuesday announced new legislation to offer student loan relief to Delaware educators in high-needs schools and subject areas. The legislation would help […]
Delaware’s high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2017. The state’s dropout rate also slightly increased
The annual Delaware Department of Education reports, which will be presented to the State Board of Education tonight, show an overall graduation rate of 85.75 percent in 2017. The graduation rate for several student subgroups – African American, Asian, Hispanic, low-income, multiracial, white and students with disabilities – also are up from 2016. The rates for two other subgroups – American Indian and English learner – declined.
Students who fare well in a new high school English course are guaranteed to enter credit-bearing English classes at Delaware colleges and universities. The Foundations of College English course was developed through funding from Strada Education Network in partnership with the Delaware Department of Education and Delaware institutions of higher education to reduce college remediation rates. This course was designed to complement the Foundations of College Math course which was developed and launched in 2014.