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Dept. of Ed committee recommends probation with significant conditions for Odyssey Charter

First came the stern warnings, then the humble promise and, finally, the recommended terms of probation for the conflict-plagued leadership of the 1,800-student Odyssey Charter School.

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New Castle County looks for public input in guiding southern development

New Castle County officials are moving ahead with attempts to plan development in the fast-growing communities south of the C&D Canal.

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The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington is earning some national recognition.

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Christiana Care Health System upgraded the operating room at its Center for Heart and Vascular Health in Christiana.

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The state is making one of its biggest moves ever to preserve farmland this year.

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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Legislation that would move jurisdiction for minors in the adult court system sparked intense debate last week.

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Delaware motorists can now display their passion and support for sport fishing in the First State.

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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A landfill just south of Wilmington is stirring controversy with a request to expand.

Residents, a local utility, and members of the General Assembly have come out against the proposed expansion.

But landfill operators say it makes sense economically and environmentally to maximize the existing site.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt examines the expansion plan and the issues raised by its opponents.


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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.