Tag: Achievement Gap

February 20, 2013

Early Childhood Education, News

February 20th, 2013

Local News The News Journal GED diploma about to be harder to achieve An editorial Within five years, more than half of all Delaware job applicants will need some post-secondary education/training beyond the traditional high school diploma. It used to be that a GED diploma bridged that gap if you failed to complete high school. But not in this...


January 16, 2013


January 16th, 2013

Local News Delaware Department of Education Delaware students selected for United States Senate Youth Program Two Delaware students will represent the First State as delegates to the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program in March.  Secretary of Education Mark Murphy selected Thurston Brevett, a Cab Calloway School of the Arts student...


December 19, 2012


December 19th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Christina district cited in federal probe A federal investigation has found that Christina School District punished black students “more harshly and more frequently” than white students with similar discipline records. The state’s largest school district entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of...


December 17, 2012

Policy and Practice

December 18th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Teacher rewards expand More public school educators will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to $10,000 next year because of changes to a state Department of Education program. The Delaware Talent Cooperative rewards top-performing educators who work in schools that have challenges, such as low test scores or a high...