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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.

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Delaware Public Media contributor Larry Nagengast reported on the Wilmington school desegregation case from 1973 through 1976 and the start of school desegregation in New Castle County in 1978. He recently sat down with Jeffrey A. Raffel and Jea P. Street to discuss their experiences in the 1970s and the current state of public education in New Castle County.

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Thirty-eight years after the start of city-suburb busing to desegregate schools in Wilmington and its suburbs, the racial composition of most schools the city has reverted to the majority black ratios that prevailed in the early 1970s.

While discussing their work during the desegregation era, Jea P. Street and Jeffrey A. Raffel, also offered some insights into the current debate over high-poverty schools in Wilmington and its suburbs.

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New findings from the College Board show more Delaware public school students are excelling in Advanced Placement exams.


Following the increase in performance, Gov. Jack Markell (D) championed the value of AP classes at Dover High School on Wednesday.


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A group of at-risk girls in Wilmington got a unique chance to meet and chat with women from various career fields last week.

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Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Return to Work program is getting a boost from the newly created State Reentry Funding Program.  

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is seeing a sharp increase in cases it handles regarding how colleges respond to sexual assault and violence on campus.

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Wesley College has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over issues with its Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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Fifteen Delaware charter schools are suing the Christina School District and the Delaware Department of Education over what they say is an unfair distribution of funding.