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Delaware schools to turn to science of reading to improve literacy rates

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

State education officials, legislators are moving to be sure the science of reading is used when teaching public students.   Delaware’s once highly ranked reading scores now are worse than those in Mississippi. Much worse.  In 2002 Delaware fourth graders outperformed Mississippi’s by 21 points on national scores, with the First State well above the national average. Today, after a …

Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks posing for a photo

Delaware teachers, others work to create Black History curriculum

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

When state schools start using a Black history curriculum in the 2022-23 academic year, it won’t entail having classes focus solely on that subject for a week or weeks-long series of classes. Instead, elements of Black history will be spread out through grades and course material. For example, two teachers told the Brandywine School District Monday night, kindergarten through third …