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Proposed charter school would focus on area’s under-served youth
Apr 5, 6:52 AM: Although many in the area know Christy Taylor as a music instructor and musician, her speech to the Shore Democrats on Wednesday, March 20, centered on a different passion. Taylor — who has taught music in the Indian River >
Newark Charter students learn job skills through partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings
Jan 17, 5:52 AM: Before the doors open and customers place their orders at Buffalo Wild Wings, a good amount of preparation goes into the average day. Luckily, three Newark Charter School students are there to help – part of a program that >
State seeks to create more charter school seats with federal funds
Dec 17, 6:02 AM: Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.
Newark Charter students create projects with real-life applications
Oct 19, 6:25 AM: Dual School connects students from schools like Newark Charter, William Penn, The Charter School of Wilmington, Cab Calloway, Concord High, Conrad Schools of Science and others. It also matches students with a mentor, who >
City, UD officials say Christina School District's reputation hurts economic development in Newark
Oct 18, 5:19 AM: The perception and reputation of the Christina School District was thrust into the spotlight after several recent public meetings touched on the education system’s influence on the city.
First State hopes to expand charter seats with federal grant
Oct 15, 4:28 AM: Officials say the funding will support sharing best practices between charter schools and other public schools and strengthening the charter school authorization process.  It will also provide sub-grants to new charter >
Editorial: Charter school's abrupt closure raises troubling questions
Sep 28, 6:04 AM: The News Journal's editorial opinions are decided by its editorial board, which is separate from its news staff. The abrupt closure of the Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security should spur state officials to take >
Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security abruptly closes Tuesday
Sep 26, 6:17 AM: The Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security, which has been struggling to retain students and uphold academic standards, on Tuesday announced that it would be closing its doors — immediately.
Delaware's SAT essay scores plummet as many colleges are dropping the requirement
Aug 8, 6:42 AM: Three charter schools topped the state in English and math scores: Charter School of Wilmington, Newark Charter and Sussex Academy. They also did best on the essay.
Here are the 7 charter schools at top and bottom of Delaware testing
Aug 3, 6:33 AM: Two charter schools — Newark Charter School and Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences — rank among the most proficient in the state, according to state test results.
Odyssey Charter School board struggles to cope after president Dimitrios Dandolos steps down
Jul 20, 7:43 AM: Odyssey Charter School parents and teachers have been packing board meetings this summer to question the hiring of a new co-administrator, the convening of committee meetings with little public notice and the resignation >
Opinion: Charter and traditional schools don't have to be adversaries
Jun 28, 6:19 AM: But what if the purpose of charters was to provide a few examples of what could be accomplished statewide through traditional public school empowerment? What if we were to shift operational decision-making power (hiring, >
Charter School of Wilmington educators vote to join Delaware State Education Association
Jun 5, 5:53 AM: Educators at the Charter School of Wilmington voted last week to join the Delaware State Education Association, which will make it the only charter school in the state to be part of a union.
Lawsuit: Delaware schools are leaving children in poverty behind
May 25, 5:16 AM: Giving students and teachers in so-called high-needs schools the support they need takes money, and a lawsuit filed by two civil rights groups —  Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the Delaware NAACP — demands the >
100 percent of MOT Charter School's first graduating class accepted to college
May 4, 6:58 AM: The excitement was palpable at MOT Charter High School in Middletown Thursday, as students and staff celebrated the fact that every single one of the school's 111 seniors has been accepted into college.
Opinion: Delaware's public school monopoly is holding students back
May 3, 5:09 AM: This is no surprise. Delaware children are stuck with the public school monopoly that their home address has been assigned to, unless they can afford to move to better districts or go to private schools. A few have the >
What national test scores do and don't tell us about Delaware (CER in the news)
Apr 12, 7:29 AM: Delaware continues to fall in the middle of the pack on national test scores and state officials can't explain the lack of improvement or why gaps between high-needs and white students are just as pronounced today as they >
Opinion: Vocational education is alive and well in our schools
Apr 4, 6:06 AM: One of the best-kept secrets in our public schools is the amount of vocational education programs available to our young people at this time. To the uninformed, one could form the opinion that the only programs presently >
Unique plan pursued to save a struggling First State charter school
Mar 19, 5:12 AM:

Having won approval Thursday for its survival plan, the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security now begins the real work of overcoming the biggest obstacle to its survival: recruiting 31 new students for the >

Delaware public school district intervenes to save failing charter school
Mar 5, 6:10 AM: The Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security in New Castle, a charter high school founded six years ago to prepare students for careers in policing, firefighting and emergency response, is in serious peril. >



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