Tag: global competitiveness
June 18, 2013
Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice, Postsecondary Success
June 18th, 2013Local News The News Journal National group lauds education innovations in Delaware While legislators spar over controversial bills aimed at improving Delaware’s education system, the state is earning notice for programs it is quietly implementing in classrooms. The Education Commission of the States awarded Delaware its Frank Newman Award for...
June 10, 2013
Early Childhood Education, Policy and Practice
June 10th, 2013Local News The News Journal STEM model takes root at Concord High School As state education and business leaders try to coax more women and minorities into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, many are pointing to Concord High School’s Advanced Placement program as a model. The school recently received a grant from the...
Delaware’s Students are Returning to Public Schools
March 15th, 2013According to a recent report by the Delaware Department of Education, private school enrollment is the lowest it has been in over twenty years. Additionally, between the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, Delaware saw one of the most significant dips in private school enrollment, losing 8.4 percent of its population. At the same time, public...
February 21, 2013
February 21st, 2013Local News The News Journal AP test keeps upward trend line in Delaware The number of Delaware public school students passing Advanced Placement tests has increased, but the percentage of students who passed at least one exam remains lower than the national average. Advanced Placement tests help illustrate how many students are taking and passing...