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Report: Charter schools struggle to find and pay for facilities
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 
 
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Process for removing local school board members proposed
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. >
Vouchers and ESAs, what this means on Delmarva
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May 26, 5:23 AM: Here on Delmarva, the only school vouchers available is through the Boost program, in Maryland. It's a small voucher system that awards scholarships to low income students, on a first come first serve basis. >
Wilmington kids left out in bill that expands Newark Charter preference zone
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May 25, 6:28 AM: For the 16 years Newark Charter School has been in existence, the high-performing institution has given preference to students who live within five miles of the campus.
Delaware charter school enrollment legislation generates request for legal opinion
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May 23, 5:42 AM: Three Delaware lawmakers - with the backing of the President of the NAACP Delaware State Conference - are seeking a legal opinion on legislation that addresses the enrollment process of charter schools.
Delaware House passes charter school rules change
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May 22, 6:03 AM: Charter schools may soon no longer be able to use a five-mile radius surrounding the location as a screening tool for their student body.
Charter School of Wilmington wins Envirothon
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May 3, 6:57 AM: Charter School of Wilmington Team A won the 2017 Delaware Envirothon competition April 27 at University of Delaware’s Webb Farm in Newark, marking the school’s 18th win in the event’s 22-year history, including an unbroken >

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