Twenty Delaware high school students have been chosen by the Delaware Department of Education to study in China expense-free this summer, thanks to a partnership agreement announced earlier this year by Gov. Jack Markell with the Wanxiang Group, China’s largest auto parts manufacturer.
On April 1, nearly 900 students, advisors, sponsors, judges, and parents from technical schools throughout the State of Delaware gathered at the 2015 Delaware SkillsUSA Grand Awards Ceremony which was held at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. A total of 885 students participated in 63 competitive events for which the top medalists were recognized for their outstanding achievement.
Four institutions of higher education in Delaware—the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and Wilmington University—all have said students’ scores on the state’s new 11th grade Smarter Assessments are a good measure of college readiness and will be accepted in lieu of a separate placement test, Gov. Jack Markell announced today.
Notice is hereby given, that the Delaware Department of Education (Department) has posted the following for comment:
An application for Title I, 1003(g) School Improvement Grant funds, which can be found here, will be submitted to the US Department of Education on April 15, 2015. The application will include the waiver shown below. The Delaware Department of Education will accept comment on this request through May 15, 2015. All comments received on the request will be forwarded to the US Department of Education through May 15, 2015.
The State requests the following waiver:
Public comment regarding the waiver request mentioned above can be submitted to: Penny Schwinn, Chief Accountability and Performance Officer, Accountability, Assessment, Performance Management and Evaluation, Telephone (302) 735-4090; FAX: (302) 739-3092; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org