Category: Education

RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House has approved a revised bill allowing school students to opt out of state standardized testing. The bill passed Tuesday after lawmakers rescinded a vote just minutes earlier defeating the measure. The original legislation allowed parents to have children skip annual state assessments without repercussions.…

Dover, Delaware – The 7th annual Kent County Economic Summit, presented by the Delaware Tech Terry Campus and the Central Delaware Business and Entrepreneurship Consortium, is planned for September 22nd, on the Terry Campus in Dover. The summit brings together nearly 300 government officials, leaders in business and education, and community members who share the…

NerdWallet, a personal financial education and consumer advocacy website, recently undertook a nationwide analysis to identify the best places in the U.S. for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates to live. The Wilmington metropolitan area ranked #28 out of the Top 100. According to the survey: • The Wilmington metro area features 74.18 STEM…

Del Tech says taxpayers get a 9 percent return

By Kathy Canavan Delaware Technical and Community College has released an independent study concluding taxpayers are getting 9 percent return on their investment in the college. It’s also rolling out a billboard campaign that will resonate in a state where only 38 percent of college students graduate with no debt. The gist: “Seventy percent of…

By Christi Milligan Odyssey Charter School will boast a unified K-12 campus following the purchase of property at Barley Mill Plaza that includes 36 acres and eight buildings. The Delaware Economic Development Office acted as a conduit issuer of $33 million in tax-exempt bonds toward the purchase. The Wilmington-based charter school has been open nearly…