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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.

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Over 20 First State organizations signed a letter sent to the state Department of Education and Gov. Jack Markell Wednesday regarding Delaware’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

A Brandywine School District teacher was named Delaware’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Tuesday night.


Wendy Turner is a second grade teacher at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. She’s in her seventh year of teaching and says she’s humbled to receive the award.

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A school safety committee formed following the death of Amy Joyner Francis at Howard High School last April is offering its recommendations.