Delaware Public Media


Delaware Public Media

A Wilmington charter school gave free desktop computers to parents last week, hoping to provide them with the resources to succeed in a world where those who don’t have proper access to technology are often at a disadvantage.

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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) plans to make education a top priority this year.

The Coalition for Delaware’s Kids, a diverse group of community leaders, is asking lawmakers to set aside unexpected tax revenue from last year for low-income kids.

Christina School District parents raised concerns about school consolidation at a public meeting with district officials and Gov. John Carney Wednesday. The Carney administration is working on a plan to increase educational opportunities for students in Wilmington.

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A draft agreement between the state and Christina School District would consolidate the district’s Wilmington schools while offering more services.

The student body hit 4,648 this fall semester—four students more than the 2014 record.

DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes adds the university’s freshman retention rate has risen to more than 70 percent.

“We’ve been doing a lot of work on our enrollment management processes. We’ve been doing a lot of work to focus on our first-year students. We’ve established a University College in which a lot of attention is paid to our first-year students through advising.”

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English Language Learners make up the fastest growing student group in the First State.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Drug Free Community Support Program is awarding Delaware anti-drug coalitions with grants totaling $250,000. 

Youth mentoring program Duffy’s Hope in Wilmington, and Newark drug rehab center Open Door were each awarded $125,000 to fund their respective drug prevention coalitions.

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Born of desperation and nurtured through an unsteady childhood, the Cab Calloway School of the Arts is now a respected adult in the world of Delaware public education – 25 years old and going strong.

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College-level tutoring program TeenSHARP is opening its regional headquarters in Wilmington Thursday. TeenSHARP seeks out promising students of color to help prepare them for higher education during Saturday class sessions at the University of Delaware.