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Discovering Passion Projects through Dual School: Interview with Stephanie Diggins

September 21st, 2018

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Dual School, a pilot initiative modeled after High Tech High in California, is becoming a phenomenon in Delaware. This innovative and empowering program exemplifies “learning by doing.” Instead of lectures and worksheets, students spend a semester digging in on a problem plaguing their community (or the world at large) from immigration to...

The Power of Place: Q&A with Evelyn Edney of Early College High School @ DSU

April 25th, 2018

Author: Matt Amis

  Dr. Evelyn Edney and her faculty like to joke about the 79,000 hats on the wall of her office, one for each duty she must perform as head of a small but growing—in both size and impact—charter school in Dover.   Since 2015, Edney has led the Early College High School at Delaware State University, a public charter high school...

Making Sense of the Federal Education Budget

April 9th, 2018

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On March 23, Congress approved, and President Trump signed, a $1.3 trillion appropriations bill that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.   This funding bill wasn’t easy to come by—it took several short-term extensions to fund the government, as well as a two-year deal on the overall budget caps.   The Rodel...

New English Course Could Alleviate Remediation

February 20th, 2018

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In 2017, Delaware’s Department of Education revealed that more than 40 percent of high schoolers weren’t graduating with the skills needed to do college-level coursework—including 24 percent who weren’t ready for college-level English.  The fallout? Thousands of students who wind up in remedial courses, which cost money and don't...