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Part of Red Clay referendum suit tossed out

Oct 5, 2015

A judge has partially dismissed a lawsuit against the Red Clay School District and others alleging election violations during a referendum vote earlier this year.


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The University of Delaware is joining other area colleges and universities in responding to a possible threat Monday.

The FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms alerted universities in the region Sunday that an unspecified threat of violence has been made online against "a university near Philadelphia."

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After a problem-plagued first month, the board of directors of the new Delaware Met charter school voted this week to keep the school open and vowed to get its operation on track.

Of the five new charter schools to open in the state this fall, Delaware Met, which serves ninth and tenth graders in downtown Wilmington, was the only one to experience major operational difficulties.

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A new inspection report from the state Auditor’s office found two charters -Kuumba Academy and Delaware College Preparatory Academy -  to have questionable purchase and reimbursement practices.

Two Delaware elementary schools and a high school are among the nation's Blue Ribbon Schools this year.

Cape Henlopen High in Lewes, Lake Forest East Elementary in Frederica and W.B. Simpson Elementary in Wyoming are the First State's 2015 blue ribbon schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced the awards this week.

The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission has several committees, including one that focuses on children in poverty.

That group met for the first time on Monday afternoon in Wilmington. They discussed trauma-informed educational models, given the high rate of violent crime in the state’s largest city.


Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, and author Toni Morrison are among the alumni of America’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities. On Monday, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation highlighting the contributions graduates of HBCU’s have made to the nation.

More than a thousand students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Memorial Hall at the University of Delaware Wednesday to assure minority members of their community they stand with them against real and perceived racism faced on the Newark campus.

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Education policymakers in Delaware unveiled a new 10-year plan to help students get more out of public school with flexible funding and a focus on college and career from a young age.

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Further analysis of Delaware’s first year Smarter Balanced Assessment scores released earlier this month shows wide racial disparities in English and Math proficiency.