Delaware

Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
Courtesy of Sherry MacBury
Student Well-Being Schools Struggle to Meet Students' Mounting Mental-Health Needs
Keeping up with students’ growing mental-health needs was a concern for districts long before the pandemic began. It’s even harder now, educators and psychologists say.
Arianna Prothero, May 1, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Delaware
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Delaware
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Bobbie Wells wipes down a bedside tray in a hospital room in the Christiana Care Health System. Wells and her co-workers use a high-tech, ultraviolet-light cleaning system, which is digitally operated and requires extensive training.
Bobbie Wells wipes down a bedside tray in a hospital room in the Christiana Care Health System. Wells and her co-workers use a high-tech, ultraviolet-light cleaning system, which is digitally operated and requires extensive training.
Nate Pesce for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Jobs at All Levels Now Require Digital Literacy. Here's Proof.
Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace.
Benjamin Herold, September 25, 2018
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English-Language Learners Dual-Language Learning: Making Teacher and Principal Training a Priority
In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.
Corey Mitchell, September 24, 2018
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Special Education Video Team Sports Promote Social Inclusion for Students With Disabilities
It’s the final game of the season for the Unified Basketball team at Caesar Rodney H.S. in Camden, Del. Students with and without intellectual disabilities are on the same team and ready to win. Unified Sports is a program developed by Special Olympics to help reduce bullying and exclusion and promote healthy activities and social interactions. Unified teams exist in over 5,500 schools nationwide, and in states like Delaware, allow students with disabilities to compete at the varsity level.
March 7, 2018
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School & District Management Delaware Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 17th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion In Delaware, Creating Career Pathways for Youths
A statewide initiative aims to enroll half the state's high school students into career pathways to close a "skills gap."
Robert Rothman, November 2, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act How One State Changed Its ESSA Plan in Response to the Trump Team
What have states actually done in response to U.S. Department of Education feedback on their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act? Here's Delaware's answer.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 10, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act Ed. Dept. Demands More Detail From States' ESSA Plans
Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.
Alyson Klein, June 20, 2017
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Accountability Opinion With ESSA, States Lead for Deeper Learning
With the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are shifting from accountability systems that label schools using a single indicator to multiple-measure systems aimed at continuous improvement.
Contributing Blogger, April 18, 2017
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States States Wrangle Over K-12 Funding Formulas
Education aid can account for up to half of a state's budget, and it's a subject of heated debate, especially in places dealing with budget shortfalls and court orders.
Daarel Burnette II, February 28, 2017
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Curriculum Delaware High Schools Could Be Required to Offer Computer Science Course
A bill under consideration in the state senate would require all public high schools in the state to offer at least one computer science course by the 2020-21 school year.
Marva Hinton, January 30, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act Fresh Policy Leverage Waits as Governors' Contests Heat Up
A dozen states pick governors Nov. 8, and they'll play a crucial role in setting the education agenda under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
Daarel Burnette II, September 20, 2016
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