DOE News

  • Number of high school students taking dual enrollment up 44 percent

    This fall, 44 percent more students took dual enrollment courses than last fall, meaning more Delaware public high school students have the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. This is the third consecutive year the state has seen an impressive increase.

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  • Delaware awarded $2 million to improve career education

    Today, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Delaware as one of 10 states to receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career pathways for the state’s youth and adults. These state grants, which will be distributed over the next three years, are part of the $75 million, five-year New Skills for Youth initiative developed by JPMorgan Chase, in collaboration with CCSSO and Advance CTE. This initiative is aimed at strengthening career-focused education starting in high school and ending with postsecondary degrees and credentials aligned with high-skill jobs.

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  • State releases updated ESSA plan draft

    The Delaware Department of Education is sharing its next draft of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan for public feedback. The updated document reflects the input the department received from community members and other education stakeholders at a series of community conversations and through discussion groups, the Governor’s ESSA Advisory Committee, online surveys and submitted written comments.

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