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Enrollment in state charters went up 5.1% during pandemic

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Over the course of the pandemic, enrollment in Delaware charter schools increased 5.10%, while traditional public schools’ student body dropped 1.14%. That’s according to a report published in November by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. It found that traditional public schools lost students in nearly every state. The First State’s traditional public schools lost 1,423 students from 2019 …

Odyssey Charter's Melissa Tracy will be the first teacher in the state to lead the AP African American Studies class.

Odyssey to offer state’s first AP African American history course

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Odyssey Charter will be the first school in Delaware to offer an Advanced Placement African American Studies class.  The class examines the diversity of African American experiences through authentic and varied sources. The interdisciplinary course will draw from a variety of fields like literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography and science. The class will be taught by Melissa …

Melissa Tracy

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 …