A.I. du Pont High School.

As A.I. du Pont High enrollment dropped, so did test scores

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

As enrollment declined at A.I. du Pont High School starting in 2008, the percentage of minority students and English Language Learners rose dramatically while test scores dropped steadily. That year, the school enrolled 1,492 students. Today, just 680 students are enrolled at A.I. In 2008, the student body was 24.1% Black, 11.8% Hispanic and 60.2% white, according to state report …

Red Clay's Code of Conduct Committee will evaluate and revise certain elements of their student code of conduct this year.

Red Clay to evaluate phone, attendance and bus policies

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Cell phone use, attendance requirements and items allowed on school buses will be on the agenda this year for Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Code of Conduct Committee.  In their first meeting of the year Monday night, the committee reviewed the changes to last year’s code and discussed what it would focus on as it tries to make improvements to …

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Red Clay, Capital school board candidates answer forum questions

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Left to right: Ashley Sabo (Red Clay), Jim Casper (Red Clay), Vic Leonard (Red Clay), Felicia Duggins (Capital), Joan Engel (Capital). Tuesday night’s forums designed to introduce school board candidates to their communities in the Red Clay and Capital school districts featured no fireworks, arguments or debate. The closest either forum got to controversy was when Red Clay candidate Jim …

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Conservatives marshal forces as school board elections near

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Republicans are going all in this year to support their candidates for school board elections that take place in three weeks.  The Delaware State Republican Party is sponsoring a “Super Saturday Day of Action” Saturday to encourage volunteers to meet candidates and help them campaign The right-wing Patriots of Delaware this week sent out an email saying “it’s time to …