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  • More Delaware students graduating high school

    Delaware’s public high school graduation rate continues to increase, once again hitting a record high in 2018. The state’s dropout rate also declined.

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  • 2020 District/Charter Teachers of the Year named

    Twenty Delaware teachers are finalists to be named Delaware’s 2020 State Teacher of the Year. Selected from among the 9,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching.

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  • New survey targets educators who change positions

    The Delaware Department of Education has launched a new survey to learn more from educators changing positons and help stakeholders better understand educator workforce patterns across the state. Understanding why educators change roles or leave their positions will help local leaders to target approaches to improve recruitment and retention efforts in their districts or schools. The Delaware Department of Education will use statewide data to identify and implement new strategies to attract and retain teachers, school leaders, and other educators across the state.

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  • Sites across Delaware offer free summer meals to children

    Districts, charter schools and community partners across the state are providing free meals to children in their communities so they don’t go hungry while 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 so they have healthy meals during the summer.

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