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  • Teachers Lead Shift to Next Generation Science Standards

    During the past year, 95 of Delaware’s leading teachers revised their lessons and teaching styles to give their students more opportunities to work like scientists: creating hypotheses, conducting experiments, thinking through the results, collaborating with other students and communicating their results. Over the course of the next 12 months, 110 more Delaware teachers will do the same as they join their colleagues as NextGen Teacher Leaders to implement new science standards in their schools.

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  • Public-Private Partnership Supports STEM Education for Delaware Students

    Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, will partner with seven Delaware high schools to offer an Engineering Career Pathway program announced by Gov. Jack Markell last week.

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  • More Delaware High School Students Taking and Passing College-Level Advanced Placement Tests

    The percentage of Delaware’s public high school graduates taking and passing college-level Advanced Placement classes rose considerably in recent years, according to new data from the College Board. Eighteen percent of the graduating class of 2014 passed at least one AP test with a score of 3 or better, up from 10.6 percent a decade earlier.

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    PUBLIC NOTICE


     


    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:


     


    • In order to extend the period of availability beyond September 30, 2016, waive section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. § 1225(b)) to extend the period of availability of FY 2014 school improvement funds for the SEA and all of its LEAs to September 30, 2020.


     


    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: penny.schwinn@doe.k12.de.us


     





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