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Unique plan pursued to save a struggling First State charter school
Mar 19, 5:12 AM:

Having won approval Thursday for its survival plan, the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security now begins the real work of overcoming the biggest obstacle to its survival: recruiting 31 new students for the >

Delaware public school district intervenes to save failing charter school
Mar 5, 6:10 AM: The Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security in New Castle, a charter high school founded six years ago to prepare students for careers in policing, firefighting and emergency response, is in serious peril. >
Program helps Wilmington kids get into top-tier high schools
Feb 27, 6:46 AM: A small, afterschool Wilmington program is helping low-income, inner-city middle schoolers apply and get into Delaware's best-performing high schools and programs. Before joining Leading Youth Through Empowerment, or LYTE, >
Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security asked to meet several conditions before charter is renewed
Feb 21, 6:42 AM: The Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security may be able to stay open next year if it meets several conditions recommended by the Delaware Department of Education's Charter School Accountability Committee. >
EastSide Charter School opens parents' horizons with free computers
Feb 2, 7:11 AM: A Wilmington charter school is trying to bridge the digital divide by giving free computers to parents and connecting them to low-cost internet service.
Report: Charter schools struggle to find and pay for facilities
Jan 24, 8:02 AM: Charter schools in Delaware struggle to find suitable buildings and finance facility and construction costs, a new report says.
Civil rights groups sue Delaware over education funding for low-income, disadvantaged students
Jan 17, 5:50 AM: The lawsuit also mentions racial discrimination and outlines the history of desegregation in Delaware. It contends that the Neighborhood Schools Act passed in 2000 and the Charter School Act has led to re-segregation in >
DOJ backs state move equalizing tax money for charter, choice schools
Jan 4, 6:14 AM: The Delaware Department of Justice is backing a Department of Education move to equalize the amount of local tax revenue charter and choice schools receive from students' assigned school districts.
Sussex Academy receives state’s first 10-year charter renewal
Jan 3, 7:25 AM: The Delaware State Board of Education granted Sussex Academy a 10-year charter renewal Dec. 14, making it the first school in the state to receive such a distinction.
Group hopes to open Sussex County Montessori charter school by 2019
Dec 29, 5:54 AM:
A group of Sussex County residents and Montessori proponents hope to open a new charter school in downstate Delaware by fall 2019, with the goal of serving at least 265 elementary students in its first year. 
Process for removing local school board members proposed
Dec 26, 7:32 AM: A proposal currently circulating in Legislative Hall would allow the unelected State Board of Education to remove members of local school boards.
Declining enrollment leads to unused space at Christina
Oct 16, 6:08 AM: At Christina especially, school choice had a major impact on enrollment.  Since 2010, the district's population has dropped by more than 2,000 students. Twenty years ago, in 1997, Christina had about 20,000 students, 5,000 >
Christina embarks on massive turnaround to help Wilmington students
Sep 25, 5:28 AM: One of the lowest-performing school districts in the state says it will compete to attract more of the area's best students.
Thomas Edison Charter parents, staff angry over Principal Salome Thomas-EL's ouster
Sep 25, 5:20 AM: Salome Thomas-EL, an acclaimed educator, author and head of Thomas Edison Charter School in Wilmington, has been placed on administrative leave, prompting confusion at the school and outrage among parents.
Delaware student test results confirm plight of low-income students
Jul 31, 6:01 AM: Repetition may be a core element of education, but in the case of Wilmington, where state test scores are once again among some of the lowest in the state, the lesson is clear: Low-income students are still being left >
Design Lab charter modified; founder leaves leadership post
Jul 25, 6:54 AM: Massett, who assisted Alvarez in her efforts to secure a charter for Design-Lab four years ago and who is familiar with the modification request, described the situation as “normal growing pains, what happens when moving >
Carney vetoes bill eliminating 5-mile radius for charter schools
Jul 21, 5:47 AM: Gov. John Carney has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated charter schools' ability to give enrollment preference to students who live within 5 miles of their campuses primarily because he felt it was unfair to >
Bill would eliminate charter schools' 5-mile radius, keep geographic preference
Jun 23, 6:17 AM: A bill that passed the Delaware Senate on Thursday would eliminate charter schools' ability to give enrollment preference to students who live within 5 miles of campus.
Lawmakers vote to abolish State Board of Education
Jun 6, 7:29 AM: The executive director of the Delaware Board of Education says she was caught off-guard by lawmakers voting to get rid of the group.
Handful of Wilmington charter schools make downtown location work
May 30, 6:44 AM: The anticipated blossoming of charter schools near Wilmington’s Rodney Square hasn’t worked out quite as envisioned, but four city charters say they’re thriving as they deepen their downtown roots. >



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