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  • Five Delaware schools earn U.S. Blue Ribbon awards

    Christ the Teacher Catholic School in Newark, Dover Air Force Base Middle School in the Caesar Rodney School District, Newark Charter School in Newark, St. John the Beloved School in Wilmington, and Sussex Academy charter school in Georgetown are among the 279 public and 50 private schools that will be honored at an awards ceremony November 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Delaware joins SARA, enhances distance education access for colleges, students

    Delaware has been approved by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA, a nationwide initiative that makes regulating and participating in interstate distance education easier, also helps to ensure quality distance education courses are accessible to students across state lines.

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  • Public input sought to inform special education strategic plan

    The Delaware Department of Education invites members of the public to three input sessions, one in each county, to inform the state’s strategic plan for special education. Input will be recorded, reviewed, and used to inform the creation of the strategic plan.

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  • The Delaware Department of Education is seeking public comment to the proposed revisions and additions to the Performance Framework utilized to ensure that each and every Delaware charter school is serving students with a high-quality public education. The Performance Framework sets the academic, organizational and financial standards by which all Delaware public charter schools are evaluated.  These frameworks are used to inform the community, the department, and school stakeholders about school performance and sustainability.


    The Charter School Office is pleased to announce that the proposed revisions to the Performance Frameworks can be found at:  Public comment can be made by visiting the page, emailing or clicking on the link Take Survey.

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  • DOE Regulation Review Public Hearings

    In accordance with Title 29 of Delaware Code, §10407, the Department of Education seeks public input on its regulations which are four years or older to determine if they should be modified or eliminated. A list of regulations being reviewed is available here.


    To submit public comment for any of the regulations being reviewed, please submit an Online Comment Submission Form by October 1, 2016 or attend one of the Department of Education’s public hearings where comments will be received:


    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Department of Education

    Townsend Building - Cabinet Room

    401 Federal Street, 2nd Floor

    Dover, DE 19901


    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Delaware Department of Transportation

    South District Office – Large Conference Room

    23697 Dupont Boulevard

    Georgetown, DE 19947


    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    New Castle County Government Offices

    James H. Gilliam Building – Gilliam Multipurpose Room

    77 Read's Way

    New Castle, DE 19720


    Note: Copies of individual regulations will not be made available at public hearings.  Public comments will be received and recorded.  Paper copy comment forms will be available at the public hearings for those without computer access. 


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  • 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.


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  • School Closings and Delays
    See the school closings site for information on delays and cancellations due to weather.
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