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Gov. John Carney met with the Christina School District School Board Tuesday night to discuss a potential partnership to improve outcomes for the district’s Wilmington students.

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School is just getting underway for students across the First State, and one group is planning a special surprise for students.


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As a new school year begins, Delaware’s Department of Education has a new arm dedicated to high-needs Wilmington schools. It’s called the Department of Innovation and Improvement, and former Brandywine School District assistant superintendent Dorrell Green is leading it.


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Delaware’s Department of Education received the highest federal ranking possible for special education this year.


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Delaware is the first state to get a green light on its federal Every Student Succeeds Act plan.

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Gov. John Carney has vetoed a controversial bill regarding access to charter schools.


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A new requirement for states under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that will replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is including the priority for English learner proficiency in its mandated school accountability system.

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When Holderline Lebreton was told she could take her world language proficiency test in her native Haitian Creole, she didn't hesitate to say yes.

 

Like all Delaware students, the Seaford High School senior needs to earn two credits in a world language other than English to graduate. But that requirement can be a major hurdle for kids from a non-English speaking home or background.

Gov. Jack Markell is going along with a plan to drop the Smarter Balanced Assessment from 11th grade requirements starting this year. But the controversial exam will still be the official state test for 3rd through 8th graders.

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A newly opened First State charter school faces closure in January.

The state Department of Education's Charter School Accountability Committee recommended Tuesday that Wilmington’s Delaware MET have its charter revoked, citing academic, operational, governance and financial problems. 

Education Secretary Steven Godowsky and State Board of Education will decide if they agree at the board’s December 17 meeting.

If they do, the school would close January 22, and its 210 students would be forced to move to other schools for the rest of the year.

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