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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.  

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The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now - or DelawareCAN  - launched Monday.

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The Christina School District has tapped a Pennsylvania education administrator with Delaware roots as its next superintendent.

Courtesy Raising Kings

Wilmington non-profit I Am the Village has been holding an annual weekend conference for its boys program Raising Kings since 2012.


But this year they’ve hosting a Week of Action – including a business competition, film screening and talk back, and street law sessions - all new this year.

Those living in the Colonial School District will head to the polls next month to vote on a new tax referendum.

Delaware is one of 10 states receiving grant money to improve career-focused education across its high schools.


Nearly $2 million dollars, coming from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Council of Chief State School Officers, will help expand the Pathways to Prosperity program, which seeks to prepare students for in-demand jobs and pair them with Delaware employers.

Courtesy Winterthur

Winterthur recently released their first children’s book focusing on its museum and library collection.


Delaware State University President Dr. Harry L. Williams and two former DSU faculty are among the most influential presidents at Historically black colleges and universities.