Closings – Tuesday, May 17

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CAESAR RODNEY HIGH SCHOOL:Ā  Due to a water main break on the campus of Caesar Rodney High School all classes for tomorrow – Tuesday, May 17 – will be held under ā€œRemote Learningā€Ā conditions. The building will be closed to all activity. In order to repair the system, all water mustĀ beĀ turned off to the entire High…

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Who Will Be The Next Del. Teacher of the Year?

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Delaware’s 2022 Teacher of the Year will be named tonight (Monday). The Delaware Department of Education will live-stream the event on its social media channels starting at 7:00 p.m. School districts and the Delaware Charter Network submitted nominations for the statewide award. The candidates have been observed in the classroom by a former Delaware Teacher…

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Del. Legislation Seeks To Ensure Schools Teach Black History

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Delaware public schools would be required to teach about Black history, under legislation filed in the General Assembly. Sponsors of House Bill 198 said Monday that if it’s approved, the requirement to teach about Black history in K-through-12 classes in public and charter schools would take effect with the 2022-23 academic year. ā€œIsolating Black history…

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Sussex Montessori School Dedicated In Seaford

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Sussex Montessori School has opened with an official dedication ceremony. The public charter school has been several years in the making. The first phase of Sussex Montessori, located in the Seaford area, is ten classrooms, administrative offices and support facilities as well as new parking and landscaping. A renovated former carriage house serves as the…

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Del. High School Graduation Rates Are Rising

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High school graduation rates are on the rise in Delaware. According to the Department of Education, rates are at an all-time high for African-American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities. The rate overall for the Class of 2019 was 88.27 percent, the highest in a decade. ā€œMore Delaware students are graduating high school ready…

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UPDATED: Sussex School Board Results

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In the Cape Henlopen School District – the 5-year at-large seat will be retained by incumbent Allison Myers, however Area C voters have replaced incumbent Andrew Lewis with Janet Maull-Martin. Cape’s second at-large seat will see Roni Posner step down, effective June 30th so Bill Collick will fill the final year of her term. Collick…

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Voters Approve Capital School District Funding Referendum

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On Tuesday evening, the returns came in for the Capital School District referendum on increasing the current operating expenses. the referendum passed. The three ballot questions were in regard to adding two new interconnected middle schools, adding necessary enhancements and preparing Central Elementary School and adding to the operating revenue. Capital School District Board of…

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Debate Over School Start Date in Maryland Continues

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The Maryland State Senate voted Tuesday to enable local school boards to make the decision whether school begins before before or after Labor Day.Ā The 31-13 vote was along party lines in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The measure will advance to the House of Delegates where Democrats hold a supermajority. The issue hasĀ prompted a battleĀ with Governor Larry…

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Changes to School After Labor Day Law

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Several Maryland State House committees have approved a bill that would give local school districts the option of returning to starting the school year before Labor Day. The 2017-2018 school year was the first in Maryland to start after Labor Day, after an executive order, championed by Comptroller Peter Franchot was signed by Governor Larry…

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