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Noreen LaSorsa of the Christina School District will temporarily fill the district’s open superintendent position beginning Jan. 1, until the district hires a new superintendent.

The decision comes after Acting Superintendent Robert Andrzejewski announced in November that he would end his contract at the end of the year.  He has been in the role since October 2015 when Freeman Williams took a leave of absence. Williams retired in February.

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State Justice Department officials say the University of Delaware Board of Trustees violated open meetings laws after it used a vague description of a controversial measure on its agenda.

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Delaware is one of only 14 states that allow students to drop out of school without parental permission starting at age 16.


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An alternative approach to traditional classroom design known as flexible seating is catching on in some Delaware schools, including New Castle Elementary.


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The Christina School District expects only $1.5 million of the $5.5 million dollars in revenue raised in its 2003 referendum will make its way to charters as part of the recently settled lawsuit.


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The University of Delaware was an early pioneer of a movement in the 1990s called PBL – or problem-based learning.

 

And since then, many of the campus’s classrooms and workspaces have also been re-designed to reflect this more collaborative teaching style – replacing desks with moveable pod chairs and blackboards with glass walls.

 

For this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly got a tour of some recent updates – and a peek at what may be on the horizon.

 


Courtesy: Univ. of Delaware livestream

 

Dennis Assanis was officially sworn-in as the 28th president of University of Delaware Wednesday morning.

 

The new president made clear in his inaugural address that diversity and inclusion are among his top priorities, especially as hate speech and bigotry are on the rise in schools across the nation.

 

“I am very passionate about embracing diversity and inclusive excellence. And thankfully, so are my colleagues on the faculty, staff and the board of trustees,” Assanis said.

United Way of Delaware

A Delaware youth literacy program is expanding to all three First State counties.

 

Wilmington Univ.

A new report reveals the president of Wilmington University earns more than any other private school director in the country.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education has released new compensation data for private university chief executives in 2014.

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15 Charter schools have approved a settlement with the Christina School District and the Delaware Department of Education over a funding dispute.


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