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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.

Wilmington University’s annual student tech showcase and competition is getting its own reboot.

The University of Delaware is trying to calm worries among the school’s faculty and staff over President Trump’s so-called travel ban.


UD President Dennis Assanis sent an email to the campus  community Sunday, explaining how that the school is helping support current and prospective students and professors who are now barred from entering the US.


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“It’s good to know another language, so you don’t have to speak English all the time,” 6-year-old Emma Bonis says.

“It’s important to communicate with the Chinese people,” adds 8-year-old Jordana Risi. “If I know Chinese, I’ll know what they’re saying.”

Emma, a first-grader, and Jordana, a second-grader, attend John R. Downes Elementary School in Newark, one of the first schools in the state to participate in the World Language Expansion Initiative announced in 2011 by former Gov. Jack Markell.

For the current academic year, 22 schools in 11 districts are participating in the Delaware World Language Immersion Program. Ten more schools will join the program during the coming school year, according to the state Department of Education.

Recently some students at Generation Voice have been working on interviewing skills and as part of that effort were asked to sit down with their parents and dig deeper into their stories and their relationships.