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  • Delaware high school graduation rate up

    Delaware’s high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2017. The state’s dropout rate also slightly increased The annual Delaware Department of Education reports, which will be presented to the State Board of Education tonight, show an overall graduation rate of 85.75 percent in 2017. The graduation rate for several student subgroups – African American, Asian, Hispanic, low-income, multiracial, white and students with disabilities – also are up from 2016. The rates for two other subgroups – American Indian and English learner – declined.

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  • Delaware wins Dell Foundation grant to support data systems

    Delaware has received a $500,000 grant to improve upon previous work that allowed the state to expand its K-12 Education Data Warehouse and Insight Dashboard to include birth through pre-kindergarten data. The grant is the second from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation designed to help the state better integrate existing data systems.

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  • Students can learn more about career pathways at EXPO

    The Delaware Department of Education invites Delaware high school students to attend the Delaware Pathways Student EXPO on Friday, April 27 to learn more about how Delaware Pathways can help prepare them for success after high school. Aimed at students and their families, the EXPO is a free event providing hands-on opportunities for youth to learn more about career pathways offered across Delaware public high schools. Participants also will learn about the programs, partners, supports, and services that can help youth and adults prepare for a successful transition into the workforce.

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  • The Delaware Adult Education State Plan has been updated and is now available for public comment. For more information, visit

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  • Delaware's 8th annual DigiGirlz Day will be held Tuesday, May 8 in Dover. This exciting day-long program is free to girls studying at the 8th and 9th grade levels in public, private, parochial, and home schools in Delaware. We know that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning opportunities are important for global competitiveness and welcome your participation. Registration is free and opens March 5, 2018. Visit the flier for more information.

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