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Delaware State auditor Thomas Wagner issued a glowing report Monday on efforts by the Indian River School District to fix policies that allowed financial and ethical abuses to thrive.

The report comes days before a $7.4 million tax referendum vote scheduled for Thursday.

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Members of the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission will meet Tuesday (Feb. 28) to review a study on the financial impact of moving six schools in Wilmington from the Christina School District into the Red Clay Consolidated School District, kicking off the second year of their effort to improve the quality of educational services offered in the city’s fragmented public schools.

Students in Delaware are performing better on Advanced Placement exams.


The College Board’s latest report shows about 19 percent of public school students in the state scored a 3 or better on their AP exam in 2016, which is a one percentage point improvement over 2015.

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Delaware’s Department of Education is set to release its final Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan next week.


Some parents like Solange Clarke are anxious to discover what it includes for pre-K and kindergarten education.

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Delaware State University unveiled its new Renewable Energy Education Center Monday morning, which faculty and state officials hope will put students in line for green energy jobs.


DSU received a $720,000 four-year grant from Exelon and Delmarva Power to help them develop the center, which is located inside of the university’s Luna I. Mishoe Science Center.


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Before finding its permanent location in a onetime office park, the Odyssey Charter School embarked on a journey befitting its name.

In comparison, Academia Antonia Alonso’s move was just a short hop, but its relocation was dramatic – from a plush urban palace to the same suburban setting that Odyssey calls home.

The phrase school-to-prison pipeline is used to explain a growing phenomenon in schools across America. Studies have shown that the more times a student faces in-school and out-of-school suspensions, the more likely they are to drop out of school, become incarcerated and get involved in violent crime – hence the name school-to-prison pipeline.


Former Vice President Joe Biden’s future plans with his alma mater are now coming into focus.

University of Delaware announced Tuesday Biden will be the founding chair of a new public policy institute at the school.

University of Delaware is being recognized for its value and affordability.


The Princeton Review has included UD on its 2017 list of 200 colleges that give you the best bang for your buck.