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  • Delaware continues to make special education improvements

    The Delaware Department of Education is working closely with school districts and charter schools to ensure students with disabilities have opportunities to learn the same content as their peers, receive support they need to prepare for success after high school, and have their social, emotional and behavioral needs addressed.

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  • Expanded summer food programs ensure Delaware children don't go hungry when school is out

    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and managed locally by the Delaware Department of Education, targets children in low-income areas to ensure they have healthy meals during the summer. Meals are provided in communities in areas where children gather. No registration or proof of eligibility is required at open meal sites– any child under 18 who comes is fed.

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  • Groves students earn diplomas through prison education program

    The graduates from the James H. Groves Adult High School at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna are among 30 inmates across the state who are celebrating graduations through the Department of Education’s prison education program this spring. There are 123 inmates currently enrolled in Groves classes.

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    Notice is hereby given, that the Delaware Department of Education (Department) has posted the following:

    An application for Title I, 1003(g) School Improvement Grant funds, which can be found here, was submitted to the US Department of Education on April 15, 2015.  The application included the waiver shown below. 

    *Update 6/2/15:  A revised copy based on feedback received can be found here.

    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. 

    Questions 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: 

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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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