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Delaware's public school enrollment is down; do funding cuts lie ahead?
Dec 16, 7:08 AM: After years of steady growth, Delaware public schools saw a decrease in enrollment across the state, reflecting national trends likely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.
More Delaware students than ever are failing because of COVID pandemic
Dec 3, 7:39 AM: Since the school year started in September, teachers have watched student grades slip drastically, resulting in failure rates unseen before the pandemic. Report cards from the first marking period reveal an increase. >
State teachers union calls for more oversight of school reopening plans
Nov 23, 7:20 AM: The state teachers union is calling for stronger leadership and oversight of reopening plans at the school district level. In order for teachers to feel that they can keep their classrooms safe, the union argues, they must >
How a tiny Islamic school in Newark came to serve more than 1 million meals throughout the pandemic
Oct 27, 6:07 AM: The small Islamic school has served 1.3 million meals since March. Serving from 5,000 to 7,000 meals a day, that’s more than even Delaware’s largest school districts.
Under pressure from parents, Newark Charter accelerates reopening timeline
Oct 22, 6:20 AM: Many parents attending the meeting both in-person and online were dissatisfied and called on administrators to accelerate the schedule for bringing students back, though others defended the plan or even urged the school to >
Divided classrooms: The view of the pandemic from Delaware students’ seats
Oct 19, 8:05 AM: Students are caught in the upheaval of a pandemic. Here is a glimpse into their lives as they don't just learn history, they make it.
Advocates and state settle educational equity lawsuit
Oct 13, 6:24 AM: The suit seeking to reshape education funding in the First State will not go to trial. The state and education advocates announced a settlement Monday.
'A whole new world': Teachers see challenges and advantages with virtual learning
Oct 7, 7:16 AM: Pitoniak constantly adjusts her teaching methods to fit the type of student she’s instructing. The longtime educator teaches high school students looking for final credits, but also students with severe disabilities who >
Delaware GOP unveils education plan to increase school choice
Oct 2, 5:39 AM: The GOP plan also includes expanding charter schools, saying it believes they have been a success in Delaware.
Parents question why child cares can operate in Delaware schools while students learn at home
Sep 28, 5:54 AM: Yet some providers say they feel like they’re shouldering the risk teachers were able to dodge. And parents find themselves wondering why child care can safely operate in these classrooms while schools remain closed. >
Newark private schools find creative ways to reopen this fall
Aug 28, 6:13 AM: As the Christina School District plans for online learning through at least mid-October, several local private schools are finding creative ways to bring at least some students back into classrooms.
Students can't learn online without internet access. Here's what Delaware is doing
Aug 25, 6:11 AM: To change this, the state is investing $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to expand rural wireless broadband coverage and improve access among low income families, Gov. John Carney announced Monday morning. >
Newark Charter launches $20 million expansion project, will add fourth building and 600 more students
Aug 21, 5:44 AM: Newark Charter School has embarked on a $20 million expansion project that will add a fourth building to its campus and allow the school to serve an additional 600 students.
Gov. Carney wants Delaware public schools to open with mix of in-class and remote learning
Aug 5, 7:26 AM: Delaware’s public schools got the green light Tuesday to open with a hybrid of in-class and remote learning.
COVID-19 data puts Delaware schools on track for hybrid reopening, Carney says
Jul 29, 6:08 AM: While an official decision will not be made until next week, new criteria released by the state on Tuesday indicates that schools will likely reopen under a hybrid model.
Gov. John Carney says no end of the year evaluations for Delaware teachers
May 11, 8:07 AM: End of the year evaluations, professional development requirements and assessments for Delaware teachers have been waived in the wake of coronavirus, according to the latest modification to Gov. John Carney's State of >
Delaware public schools are beginning remote learning. But should they fear future lawsuits?
Apr 1, 7:02 AM: While students have been out of school for just over two weeks because of coronavirus, many of the traditional public districts are still working out how to do remote learning.
New formal review of Odyssey Charter gets underway
Mar 3, 8:09 AM: Monday’s 45 minute meeting included discussion of the board’s effectiveness in the wake of recorded comments by board members about “building a wall” between Odyssey and the adjacent dual-language Academia Antonia Alonso, >
Teacher pay in Delaware: Charter school teacher salaries
Mar 2, 7:24 AM: Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt and Brooke Schultz of the Delaware State News examined public school teacher salaries at districts across the First State, but where do charter school teacher salaries fit in? >
Wilmington’s Eastside Charter takes new approach to getting students ready for high school
Oct 7, 5:13 AM: The transition from middle school to high school is a daunting one for many students.  So one Wilmington charter school is trying to ease that move with a new honors program called APEX.



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