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More Delaware students than ever are failing because of COVID pandemic
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Dec 3, 7:39 AM: Since the school year started in September, teachers have watched student grades slip drastically, resulting in failure rates unseen before the pandemic. Report cards from the first marking period reveal an increase. >
State teachers union calls for more oversight of school reopening plans
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Nov 23, 7:20 AM: The state teachers union is calling for stronger leadership and oversight of reopening plans at the school district level. In order for teachers to feel that they can keep their classrooms safe, the union argues, they must >
How a tiny Islamic school in Newark came to serve more than 1 million meals throughout the pandemic
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Oct 27, 6:07 AM: The small Islamic school has served 1.3 million meals since March. Serving from 5,000 to 7,000 meals a day, that’s more than even Delaware’s largest school districts.
Under pressure from parents, Newark Charter accelerates reopening timeline
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Oct 22, 6:20 AM: Many parents attending the meeting both in-person and online were dissatisfied and called on administrators to accelerate the schedule for bringing students back, though others defended the plan or even urged the school to >
Divided classrooms: The view of the pandemic from Delaware students’ seats
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Oct 19, 8:05 AM: Students are caught in the upheaval of a pandemic. Here is a glimpse into their lives as they don't just learn history, they make it.
Advocates and state settle educational equity lawsuit
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Oct 13, 6:24 AM: The suit seeking to reshape education funding in the First State will not go to trial. The state and education advocates announced a settlement Monday.
'A whole new world': Teachers see challenges and advantages with virtual learning
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Oct 7, 7:16 AM: Pitoniak constantly adjusts her teaching methods to fit the type of student she’s instructing. The longtime educator teaches high school students looking for final credits, but also students with severe disabilities who >
Delaware GOP unveils education plan to increase school choice
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Oct 2, 5:39 AM: The GOP plan also includes expanding charter schools, saying it believes they have been a success in Delaware.
Parents question why child cares can operate in Delaware schools while students learn at home
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Sep 28, 5:54 AM: Yet some providers say they feel like they’re shouldering the risk teachers were able to dodge. And parents find themselves wondering why child care can safely operate in these classrooms while schools remain closed. >
Newark private schools find creative ways to reopen this fall
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Aug 28, 6:13 AM: As the Christina School District plans for online learning through at least mid-October, several local private schools are finding creative ways to bring at least some students back into classrooms.
Students can't learn online without internet access. Here's what Delaware is doing
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Aug 25, 6:11 AM: To change this, the state is investing $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to expand rural wireless broadband coverage and improve access among low income families, Gov. John Carney announced Monday morning. >
Newark Charter launches $20 million expansion project, will add fourth building and 600 more students
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Aug 21, 5:44 AM: Newark Charter School has embarked on a $20 million expansion project that will add a fourth building to its campus and allow the school to serve an additional 600 students.
Gov. Carney wants Delaware public schools to open with mix of in-class and remote learning
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Aug 5, 7:26 AM: Delaware’s public schools got the green light Tuesday to open with a hybrid of in-class and remote learning.
COVID-19 data puts Delaware schools on track for hybrid reopening, Carney says
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Jul 29, 6:08 AM: While an official decision will not be made until next week, new criteria released by the state on Tuesday indicates that schools will likely reopen under a hybrid model.
Gov. John Carney says no end of the year evaluations for Delaware teachers
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May 11, 8:07 AM: End of the year evaluations, professional development requirements and assessments for Delaware teachers have been waived in the wake of coronavirus, according to the latest modification to Gov. John Carney's State of >
Delaware public schools are beginning remote learning. But should they fear future lawsuits?
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Apr 1, 7:02 AM: While students have been out of school for just over two weeks because of coronavirus, many of the traditional public districts are still working out how to do remote learning.
New formal review of Odyssey Charter gets underway
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Mar 3, 8:09 AM: Monday’s 45 minute meeting included discussion of the board’s effectiveness in the wake of recorded comments by board members about “building a wall” between Odyssey and the adjacent dual-language Academia Antonia Alonso, >
Teacher pay in Delaware: Charter school teacher salaries
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Mar 2, 7:24 AM: Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt and Brooke Schultz of the Delaware State News examined public school teacher salaries at districts across the First State, but where do charter school teacher salaries fit in? >
Wilmington’s Eastside Charter takes new approach to getting students ready for high school
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Oct 7, 5:13 AM: The transition from middle school to high school is a daunting one for many students.  So one Wilmington charter school is trying to ease that move with a new honors program called APEX.
Las Américas ASPIRA Academy brings another charter high school to Newark
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Aug 30, 7:16 AM: The Spanish-immersion school’s expansion brings a second charter high school to the Newark area. Newark Charter School is now the only charter high school in the city.

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