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More Delaware students graduating high school; dropout rates are down

Delaware’s Department of Education (DOE) says the First State’s graduation rates hit a record high and its dropout rate is down.

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Expansion of telepsychology set to become law

A bill expanding the use of telemedicine for psychology patients in Delaware and other states is awaiting Gov. Carney’s signature.

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8 Political Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Debates

For millions of Americans, this week's debates will be their introduction to many of the almost two dozen Democrats running for president, vying for the chance to try to unseat President Trump next year. Twenty of the candidates will debate over two nights — Wednesday and Thursday — in Miami on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Some lesser-known candidates will be hoping for a boost, and those who are better-known have pressure on them to perform. Here are eight questions we have ahead of those...

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Sarah Mueller

Legislation seeking to create a compensation fund for people the state has wrongfully convicted was voted out of committee last week.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

More examples of possible misuse of state funding at Odyssey Charter School are coming to light.


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State Sen. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman (D-Wilmington) is spearheading two education initiatives as lawmakers close out their work for the year this month.

One bill aims to jump start efforts to improve Wilmington schools, especially for low income students and English Language Learners, by creating a new consortium to consider the various pieces to that complex puzzle. 

Lockman sat down with Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller to discuss her hopes for that new consortium - and her other bill seeking to streamline kindergarten registration.    


Flooding along Union Street in front of the Milton Theatre in Milton, Del. after the March 1962 nor’easter. Disaster preparedness for historic properties will be explored as part of the historic preservation symposium on June 26, 2019. (Submitted Photo)

 

A variety of issues that impact the future of historic buildings will be discussed in Dover next week.

 

The Delaware Historic Preservation Office hosts a historic preservation symposium at the Delaware Public Archives.

 

 

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The Green is committed to highlighting student voices as part of our Enlighten Me segment, and this week we  head to Newark to put the spotlight on work from the University of Delaware.

In this edition of Enlighten Me, we have three stories by UD student journalists.


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For the second straight month, Delaware’s unemployment rate is at a 30-year low 3.2 percent.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Philadelphia Pike has seen several fatal pedestrian crashes in recent years. Traffic engineers think putting the road on a “diet” could help.

 


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Delaware’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget cleared its first hurdle Thursday.

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Legislation decriminalizing marijuana possession for minors is heading to the state House.


Nicholas Ciolino

A few months after being elected Delaware State Auditor, Kathy McGuiness hired an independent firm, Baker Tilly, to audit her office—which was previously headed by Tom Wagner for almost 30 years.

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