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  • State wins federal grant to start special education administrator certification program

    The Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware will launch a certification program for special education administrators as part of the state’s development of administrator pipelines. The department won a federal grant worth almost $1 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of the Delaware’s Special Education Administrative Leadership (SEAL) Program.

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  • Three Delaware schools earn National Blue Ribbon honors

    Three Delaware schools are among the 362 schools that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized today as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Red Clay Consolidated School District’s The Charter School of Wilmington and Delaware Military Academy and Christina School District’s West Park Place Elementary School are among the 312 public and 50 non-public schools that will be honored at an awards ceremony November 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C.

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  • State to name 2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year

    Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a banquet next month, when one of them will be named Delaware's 2020 Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at the annual award dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover. Funding for the award ceremony is made in part by a grant from Voya Financial. The program begins at 6 p.m. with the announcement coming at the end of the night.

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  • Department of Education to release millions of new records to open data portal

    The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) is releasing close to 10 million new data records to Delaware’s Open Data Portal. The current DDOE education data sets will be replaced by 15 new sets covering both educator and student aggregate data spanning 2015-2019. This data release greatly expands the education data provided on the portal and is designed to allow for deeper and more comprehensive analysis.

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  • Applications now open for High-Needs Educator Student Loan Payment Program

    Delaware educators who work in high-needs districts or content areas are eligible to apply for this year’s High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment program. Created under Governor John Carney, Delaware’s educator student loan repayment program provides eligible educators with up to $2,000 a year to repay their student loans. Educators who work in certification areas in which Delaware has a shortage or educators who work in Delaware high-needs schools are eligible to apply.

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  • Delaware ranks third in nation in FAFSA completion

    Delaware students and families rank third in the nation in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, according to new data released by the National College Access Network. Completion rates serve as early indicators of post-secondary access and success. The increase, from 4th place in 2018, results from a statewide effort to help families understand and complete FAFSA. Delaware’s FAFSA completion is top in the nation behind Tennessee and Louisiana.

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