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The Christina School District is the latest in the country to adopt a ‘safe space’ policy for students unauthorized to live in the U.S.

Concord High School

For the second year in a row, a team from Concord High School in North Wilmington has won a national engineering competition.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

A parenting conference Friday morning in Wilmington focused on needs specific to young moms under the age of 22.

The Colonial School District is set to ask residents again to back a tax referendum.

The Colonial School Board has voted to hold second referendum vote June 6th.  The district’s first attempt in February failed.


TEDx Wilmington

Over a dozen First State youth will share their stories this weekend at the first ever youth TEDx Wilmington event – with the theme “Agents of Change.”

Indian River School District

The Indian River School District has named its new superintendent.  Acting superintendent Mark Steele is the choice to lead the district going forward.

Delaware Public Media

Concerns remain as Delaware’s Department of Education works to finalize its Every Student Succeeds Act plan for the federal government.


Those concerns center on the proposed use of a 5-star system to rate schools.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware high schools are seeing a decline in high school drop-outs, according to a report from the state Department of Education.


During the 2015-2016 school year, 547 of the state’s 40,000 public high school students dropped out - a 1.4 percent rate. That’s down from 2.2 percent the year before, and is the lowest dropout rate the First State has seen in over 30 years.


Delaware Public Media

The Christina School Board is taking a hard look at a policy designed to protect undocumented students.

Delaware Public Media

With the state’s $350 million budget crunch putting in jeopardy approval of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission’s plan to improve opportunities for low-income students and English-language learners, a nearly-complete study of the proposal’s fiscal impact muddies the financial waters even further.