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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. >
Vouchers and ESAs, what this means on Delmarva
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
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
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
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
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 >
Ex-Delaware education secretary: Union blocked progress
Apr 13, 5:47 AM: Delaware's former education secretary, Mark Murphy, said this week that the state's education union blocked progress in schools during his tenure, accusing it of focusing primarily on securing better health benefits and >
Delaware bill pushes changes to charter school rules
Mar 29, 5:29 AM: Lawmakers are considering changes to charter school enrollment preferences and the school choice process.
Delaware lawmakers: Changes to state Board of Education
Mar 22, 6:21 AM: A panel of legislators decided Tuesday not to shut down the state Board of Education, but its members made it clear the board needs to make substantial changes.



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