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High school graduation rate up, dropout figure shows slight increase

Delaware’s high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2017. The state’s dropout rate also slightly increased. The  annual Delaware Department of Education reports,  which will be presented to the State Board of Education...

Flacco returns to UD fold with donation to fund for athletic complex

Joe Flacco and his wife, Dana, have made a significant gift to the future of UD Athletics.  The amount was not disclosed, but was reported as the largest made by a UD football alumnus. The donation...

Sallie Mae launches online destination for grad school scholarships

Sallie Mae has  launched  an online  destination for graduate school scholarships. Sallie Mae’s free Graduate School Scholarship Search is now available to current and prospective graduate school and professional students and is home to more...

Superstars in Education winners announced

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, The Partnership, Inc., announced the 2018 Superstars in Education awards. Winners will be honored  at a reception and awards ceremony on Monday, May 14, 2018....

Coded by Kids expands to Wilmington

Coded by Kids is celebrating an expansion into Wilmington, Delaware. Supported by Capital One and the Kingswood Community Center, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit is furthering its mission of increasing tech education to underserved youth within the...

New method could help calculate untapped natural gas reservoirs

More than 30 states have shale formations that harbor natural gas underground, according to the Energy Information Administration. But industry experts can’t agree on exactly how much fuel is inside. That’s because natural gas...

(Movie) A Legacy of Opportunity chronicles journey of Delaware State University

A Legacy of Opportunity is a film which documents the legacy of Delaware's only Historically Black University: Delaware State. The program focuses on challenges faced by HBCU's and Delaware State in particular. It gives viewers...

Colonial to assist troubled public safety academy charter school

The Colonial School Board of Education approved a proposal to allow the leadership of Colonial to work with Delaware Academy Of Public Safety and Security (DAPSS) charter school on a plan to address issues that...

Christina board, state reach understanding on reducing number of city schools

The Christina School District board approved a memorandum of understanding that would reduce its roster of schools in the City of Wilmington. WDEL reported  the number of schools will decrease from five to two. “Thank you...

Delaware State University ranks 5th on list of Historically Black Universities

 BestColleges.com ranked Delaware State University fifth in a  listing of the Best Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  The ranking highlights accredited, not-for-profit colleges and universities that have served the African American community. Of the 101 active HBCUs...
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