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Christina School Board appoints acting Superintendent

The Christina School Board voted Thursday to appoint Dr. Robert Andrzejewski as its acting Superintendent. The board settled on the former Red Clay superintendent after an over hour long discussion behind closed doors in Executive Session.
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UD places offense in hands of untested quarterbacks

The University of Delaware opens its 2016 football season in a fairly unusual position. For the first time since 1989, the Blue Hens open the year with no quarterback on their roster with some college experience.
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AAA is projecting the highest travel volume in seven years for this Labor Day holiday weekend.

 

The organization predicts that 169,000 Delawareans plan to celebrate with a final trip before summer comes to a close, with 87 percent going by car.

 

Test scores dropped across the board, but since it’s the new test’s inaugural year, that was widely expected.

Nevertheless, Indian River School District superintendent Susan Bunting says she’s not writing off these results.

A new runway is under construction at Delaware Airpark, thanks to several recent grants.

Sens. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) joined other officials in announcing the $5.8 million federal award Wednesday.

The Grand Opera House

Opera Delaware has created a new job within the organization but the position is going to a familiar face.

Jason Hardy is Opera Delaware’s new Managing Director. He joined the company in 2013 as Director of Development and Community Engagement.

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The results of the state’s first year using the Smarter Balanced student assessment are in, but assessing how Delaware students fared and what they mean is open to interpretation.

State officials said when they announced the move to Smarter Balanced they expected proficiency rates to plummet in the first year using the new test – and they did.

Courtesy: Dover Police Department

U.S. Route 13 between College Road and the south entrance of the Dover Mall is closed to traffic due to a gas main break.

That includes the main entrance to Delaware State University. School officials say to use exits along College Road.

Dover Fire and Police Departments are on the scene and are encouraging drivers to avoid the area.

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Five members of the Wilmington Education Improvement Committee held a second town hall meeting Tuesday night at Cab Calloway School in Wilmington.

 

The evening started with an overview of exactly what the Commission is and will do – which is to create a plan to redistrict Christina and Colonial city students into the Red Clay School District.

 

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African Americans and Latinos make up close to a third of the country’s population. But the American Medical Association’s 2010 report says that only one out of 15 doctors are African American and one out of 20 are Latino.

At Delaware Technical Community College’s Wilmington campus, state and school officials announced that DelTech would receive a five-year $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to encourage high school minorities to pursue professions in the science, technology, engineering and math sector.

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The state Attorney General's office says no out-of-state investigator will likely be appointed in the case of a recent police-involved shooting in Dover - despite calls for one from the state NAACP.

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Gov. Markell's office

Gov. Jack Markell (D-Delaware) signed a bill Tuesday modernizing the title of Advanced Practice Nurse to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

 

Currently, advance practice nurses must operate under a collaborative agreement with a physician or a health service.

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