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Participation in Gov. Jack Markell’s (D) signature vo-tech and dual enrollment program, Pathways to Prosperity, continues to surge into next school year.

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The Christina School District and Delaware’s Department of Education are expected to settle a lawsuit with 15 charter schools this week.

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Christina School District’s School Board approved a deal Wednesday night settling a lawsuit brought against it by 15 charter schools.

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The Christina School District is hoping to make up for an embarrassing mold and pest problem at one of its schools by adopting a more proactive approach.

Residents in the Indian River School District narrowly defeated a tax hike referendum Tuesday.

The district reports it's effort to raise an additional $7.4 million lost by a razor thin 30-vote margin – with 3,321 for and 3,351 against.  The state Elections Department website reports an even closer unofficial vote of 3,321 for and 3,341 against - a mere 20 vote difference.

Residents in the Indian River School District head to the polls Tuesday to vote on tax hike referendum.

The district wants to increase taxes 49 cents per $100 of assessed property value to add $7.4 million to its budget.

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Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president this month, there was an increase in reports of hate speech in schools across America, which has prompted Delaware’s Attorney General to issue guidelines to help schools determine when speech becomes threatening and intimidating.

Indian River School District officials say they weren’t aware a former administrator had misused public funds, intimidated coworkers or skirted state financial rules before he suddenly retired this year.

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The focus of an education work group Wednesday night was centered on funding for the lowest performing First State schools under a new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.

A new state audit says a former Indian River School District administrator misused taxpayer money, forced workers to share financial login information with him and skirted federal grant rules.