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  • 2017 DIAA/Harry Roberts Senior Scholar-Athlete awards announced

    The DIAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 DIAA/Harry Roberts Senior Scholar-Athlete awards. “The overall qualifications of this year’s applicants were extremely high. The number and quality of applicants is a living tribute to the benefits of participation in interscholastic athletics,” DIAA Board Chairperson Dr. Bradley Layfield said on behalf of the selection committee. “These student-athletes exemplify the outstanding job DIAA member schools are doing in providing a well-rounded educational experiences for Delaware’s young people.”

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  • Public input sought to inform statewide special education strategic plan

    The Delaware General Assembly and Department of Education seek the public’s comment on a draft statewide special education strategic plan. This strategic plan was catalyzed as a result of the FY15 Budget Bill, Section 307 Epilogue. A stakeholder group that includes family members of students with disabilities, advocates, school administrators, and community organizations wrote this draft plan.

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  • Two schools honored as 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon winners

    Brandywine School District’s Forwood Elementary and Caesar Rodney School District’s Postlethwait Middle School have earned Green Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education for their work reducing environmental impact, improving health and wellness of students and staff and providing effective environmental and sustainability education. They are among the 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions being honored nationally.

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  • Students bring home awards from 2017 Delaware Technology Student Association conference

    Last week more than 1,000 students, advisers and judges from business and industry participated in the 39th annual Delaware Technology Student Association conference. Almost 40 schools were represented in more than 65 contests. Medalists will represent Delaware at the National Technology Student Association conference to be held in Orlando, Florida this summer. Contestants will participate in events such as architecture, CAD, digital video production, dragster design, engineering design, flight, robotics, structural engineering, system control technology, video game design and much more.

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  • State awards 21st Century Community Learning Centers Academic Enrichment Program grants

    The Delaware Department of Education has awarded five new 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program grants under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The 21st CCLC programs are designed to provide students with academic enrichment activities to improve the academic success of students from Title I schools. Schools are designated as Title I based on high percentage of students who come from low-income families.

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