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  • Literacy plan coordinates state, partner supports

    The Delaware Department of Education has released the Delaware Literacy Plan, a framework that outlines strategies to improve the literacy proficiency of Delaware students. The work of the plan is focused on four strategic intents.

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  • Future health professionals compete at international conference

    More than 150 students and advisers from across Delaware joined more than 11,500 other members at the 42nd annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Orlando last week. The students represented the First State in competitive events that included: medical math, epidemiology, physical therapy, forensic medicine, dental science, medical assisting, biomedical laboratory science and more.

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  • Committee recommends probation, conditions for Odyssey Charter

    The Delaware Department of Education's Charter School Accountability Committee (CSAC) today recommended placing Odyssey Charter School on probation, requiring conditions be met for the school to retain its charter. A public hearing is scheduled for July 8 in Wilmington with written public comment accepted through July 12. After reviewing the record, including public hearing transcripts, submitted public comment, the CSAC findings and Odyssey’s response, Secretary of Education Susan Bunting will make her decision regarding the school’s future at the July 18 State Board of Education meeting.

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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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