Delaware: Positioned to Lead in Early Learning

Early Childhood Education, News

October 23rd, 2012

The title of the annual Vision 2015 conference, "Education in The First State: Positioned to Lead," aptly describes Delaware’s station nationally in the area of early learning. As we come together annually to reflect on the state’s progress, we should all have a sense of optimism. When the Vision 2015 plan was first released, state...


Delaware Launches Early Learning Survey

Early Childhood Education

August 22nd, 2012

Some 3-5 year old children go to nursery school.  Others go to day care.  And some students stay at home with a parent, guardian, or caretaker.  In each of these scenarios, the level of exposure a child has to learning his or her ABCs, fine and gross motor skills, and social emotional skills may vary widely.  Kindergarten teachers often have...


Delaware’s ESEA Waiver Approved


June 1st, 2012

Earlier this week the US Department of Education (USED) announced the approval of Delaware’s ESEA waiver. Delaware’s Department of Education (DDOE) submitted its application for a waiver earlier in February (along with 26 others) and was one of eight applications that were approved, joining 11 applications approved in an earlier round...


Perkins Act Offers Opportunities for Delaware Schools


May 15th, 2012

Last reauthorized in 2006, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is the federal government’s largest investment in career training and the primary channel through which USED funds career and technical education (CTE) at the secondary and undergraduate levels.  Recently, Secretary Duncan unveiled the Administration’s blueprint...