Many First State districts had a graduation rate above 90%.

Here are the graduation rates for each district, charter

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

There are wide disparities among Delaware’s public school districts and charters in the percentage of seniors crossing the stage to graduate each spring.  Department of Education officials indicated that the most recent data is from 2021 graduation rates.  Recommended: Colonial’s dropout prevention program shows impressive results This year’s data will likely not be published on the State Report Card until …

HB 238 would bar charter schools from giving preference to applicants within a 5-mile radius of the school.

Bill to block 5-mile radius charter preference rule draws heat

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

A bill that would bar charter schools from giving preference in student admissions to those living within a 5-mile radius of the school faced a lot of scrutiny in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. House Bill 238 was passed by the House on May 5, although it faced concerns in the House hearings as well.  Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, D-Wilmington, said …

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Odyssey teacher wins national charter award for combating hunger

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Melissa Tracy’s passion for service and dedication to ensuring success for younger generations is part of the reason she was one of 10 charter school teachers in America to win the 2022 Changemaker Award.  The award, presented by The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, is given to individuals who positively influence their charter school, bring innovation and creativity to …

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Christina School District asks for moratorium on new, expanding charter schools

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Christina School District’s Board of Education has called for a statewide temporary moratorium on new charter schools and the expansion of existing charter schools. The board hopes that the pause will stabilize relationships between schools and districts that serve students in Wilmington while they work together on developing Gov. John Carney’s proposed Wilmington Learning Collaborative and implementing proposals from the …