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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.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media


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.

Courtesy of Delaware Technical Community College

Delaware Technical Community College is potentially severing ties with University of Delaware faculty who help run an accelerated learning program for Sussex County students.

Delaware State University students hoping to become lawyers have an easier path starting next school year.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

The farm to school movement in the First State is growing.


Delaware’s Department of Education announced Monday it’s launching a statewide initiative focused on using more open educational resources.


These are teaching materials in the public domain and free to use, distribute and repurpose. They’re typically in a digital form and include full courses, textbooks, software or any other teaching tools and techniques.  

Jennifer Fitzsimmons / DNREC

Water quality and watersheds may not be the most approachable topics for students, but Delaware officials hope to make it more digestible with a mobile laboratory. 

State officials unveiled DNREC’s “Science At Your Door” Monday afternoon.

Delaware students are scoring lower than the national average on a countrywide science assessment test.

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A new requirement for states under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that will replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is including the priority for English learner proficiency in its mandated school accountability system.