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Delaware submitted its Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the federal government this month, but how strongly it will be enforced it is unclear after Congress voted to overturn ESSA accountability regulations.

James Dawson, Delaware Public Media

Pre-school programs in Kent and Sussex Counties are getting a boost from a new federal grant.

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

This week, we sat down with Colonial superintendent Dusty Blakey to discuss the district’s referendum attempt and the difficulties districts face with funding in the current climate.

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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.

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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.