Category: Education

In the interest of greater transparency, the Sussex Technical Board of Education is considering a freshman admissions policy that codifies past practice and puts the random lottery process formally in the hands of the state Data Service Center. Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie has proposed a formal policy for the school board’s approval. The policy…

(AP) — A judge on Tuesday denied a request by state officials to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Delaware is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster issued a 133-page ruling concluding that plaintiffs represented by the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society Inc. had raised…

First State Military Academy strives for excellence amid charter boom

By DAN LINEHAN Special to Delaware Business Times At First State Military Academy, students wear the MARPAT, short for “Marine pattern,” the same pixelated camo uniform worn by Marines. But they’re not allowed to wear it outside of school, and they could face discipline even for stopping at a gas station before class in a…

The Philadelphia-based Springboard Collaborative this summer helped students at Kuumba Academy and Great Oaks Charter avoid the “summer slide,” meeting ambitious growth goals toward grade level reading. The 211 students who attended the six-week program gained an average of 2.3 months of reading growth, while preventing the three-month loss in reading skills that’s often expected during…