Twenty-eight Delaware high school students have been chosen by the Delaware Department of Education to study in China expense-free this summer, thanks to an extended partnership agreement announced earlier this year by Gov. Jack Markell with the Wanxiang Group, China’s largest auto parts manufacturer.
A Delaware school has earned a Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education for its exemplary achievement in reducing environmental impact, improving health and wellness of students and staff and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.
Delaware awarded 21 schools in seven school districts nearly $400,000 in competitive professional learning grants Thursday as the state moves toward professional learning tailored to individual school needs. Governor Jack Markell announced the awards today during a visit with Secretary of Education Steve Godowsky to Caesar Rodney School District’s W. Reily Brown Elementary School in Dover. Five schools in the district won a combined $50,000.
Public comment sought on social studies standards
Comments and questions will be accepted through April 17 on proposed updates to the Delaware Social Studies Standards, which were originally adopted by Delaware in 1995. Changes in student learning expectations have led to the updates, which do not include major revisions but instead clarify the content expectations and increase depth of knowledge expectations for Delaware students. At its February meeting, the Social Studies Coalition of Delaware voted unanimously to support the proposed updates. All changes will be presented to the State Board on April 21. The proposed changes, are on our website. Comments and questions should be directed to Dusty Shockley at Preston.Shockley@doe.k12.de.us by April 17.
Delaware continues to work with the U.S. Department of Education to develop best practices with respect to assessing speaking and listening on large-scale assessments. As with many other states, Delaware will be requesting a limited waiver of section 1111(b)(3)(C)(ii) of the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), so that the state's assessment system need not measure the state's speaking and listening standards for the 2016-2017 school year. Input, comments and questions may be submitted at email@example.com through April 15.
Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities final report
We are pleased to post the final report of the Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities. This project was a collaboration between the Department and State Board of Education. This final report was presented at the December 17th State Board of Education meeting. Check out the interactive map here.