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Freire Charter School proposes a Newark-area high school
Dec 23, 7:51 AM: Freire Charter School, which started in Philadelphia in 1999, also has a school in Wilmington. The school is focused on preparing students for college, targeting students who may not have the financial means to go to a >
Honors academy drawing students to stay in Christina School District
Dec 17, 8:57 AM: According to data provided by the Delaware Department of Education, total enrollment in Christina’s four traditional middle schools decreased 20 percent – equating to roughly 720 fewer students – between 2010 and 2015. >
Christina School District to continue learning pod partnership with United Way
Dec 2, 6:46 AM: United Way has helped create learning pods across the state, a necessity as test scores plummeted from 2019 to 2021.The number of students in poverty who were proficient in math fell from 37 percent to 14 percent. >
Charter School of Wilmington celebrates 25 years
Nov 29, 8:47 AM: The Charter School of Wilmington, which makes U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the best high schools in America each year, is celebrating 25 years.
Chemours launches science partnership program with $4 million pledge for EastSide Charter center
Nov 9, 8:52 AM: Chemours will invest in middle schools in less affluent areas  in its footprint communities worldwide to ensure that younger students are exposed to STEM education. Research shows that proficiency and interest in STEM are >
Learning pods, microschools planned to take kids out of state schools
Aug 20, 3:09 PM: A group of Delawareans upset about the state’s school mask mandate are working to create alternative education methods for students.
Bus driver shortage prompts Delaware school to offer cash incentive for parents to drive kids
Aug 18, 1:06 PM: Schools in our area are dealing with a bus driver shortage, and it's a problem across the country. One school in Delaware is hoping they've found a solution to the issue.
Two charter schools get green light to expand
May 28, 7:12 AM: A pair of charter schools become the latest to gain approval to expand by adding grades.
'The Next Normal': Rethinking summer learning through an equitable lens | Opinion
May 6, 6:20 AM: We must take a hard look at our summer schools and programs, their purpose and design them in a way that puts student learning unapologetically front and center. At Freire Charter School Wilmington, we are pushing >
State plan for students to catch up includes summer school, longer days, access to online materials
Apr 28, 6:55 AM: The state on Tuesday announced accelerated learning plans to help students recoup learning loss brought on by the pandemic and virtual learning – a plan largely focused on educator trainings and access to independent >
UD expanding entrepreneurship program for high schools
Apr 16, 7:12 AM: The University of Delaware is launching an expansion of its EntreX Lab program, providing entrepreneurship education and a dual-enrollment course to 10 additional Delaware high schools.
'We owe them an opportunity' | Bill would expand scholarship access to 'retool' Delaware's post-COVID workforce
Apr 14, 6:03 AM: New legislation being introduced by state Sen. Nicole Poore looks to boost Delaware's workforce coming out of the pandemic by providing free college credits to Delaware Technical Community College to prepare job-seeking >
"Connection is part of the cure": high school seniors test platform to help patients
Apr 9, 6:56 AM: Cyrus Rosen was preparing for his freshman year at the Charter School of Wilmington when his mother shared her past struggles in college with a rare autoimmune disease.
Delaware's students deserve leaders willing to make bold reforms today | Opinion
Mar 24, 5:43 AM: After decades of growing disparities, Delaware is poised to deliver bold and decisive action to improve our public schools and support brighter futures for all children, regardless of their zip code or their family’s >
Private religious schools get COVID boost
Feb 8, 6:28 AM: Educators have faced a fair share of hurdles amid COVID-19. In the public school sector, this year marked the first time in at least a decade Delaware has seen a decrease in public school enrollment, with a reported >
High-quality education must be a priority for every Delaware student | Opinion
Jan 29, 9:08 AM: What if we channeled our fear, grief, anger and hope to think big and different right now? To be brave enough together to face what is not working and for whom, to commit to innovation, and double down on our bright spots, >
‘Too much too fast’: Teachers union objects to Delaware schools’ hybrid return
Jan 14, 7:28 AM: Yet now is not the time, Ingram asserts, even as most K-12 public schools reopened to hybrid learning this week after Gov. John Carney “strongly urged” districts and charter schools to make that move. >
Christina teachers hold drive-in rally urging district to return to virtual learning
Jan 13, 7:48 AM: The parking lot of Christina’s Gauger-Cobbs Middle School was filled with the sounds of honking horns from about 50 cars Tuesday night, as members of the district’s teacher’s union gathered to urge board members and the >
Delaware kids need whole child education, now more than ever | Opinion
Jan 12, 6:11 AM: Little did I suspect two years ago what a critical role our charter identity and social-emotional focus would play as COVID-19 shuttered schools and disrupted learning across Delaware.
Delaware public schools worry about staffing levels with lower enrollment
Dec 22, 6:39 AM: With student enrollment down in Delaware’s public schools, the units — i.e., educational staff — could also take a hit.



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