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School tax referendums were approved in the Smyrna and Indian River School Districts earlier this month.


And now, residents in the Seaford School District are next to consider a school tax hike.

Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia is closing at the end of the school year.  But it's not necessarily a sign of trouble for other Catholic schools in the area.

A Sussex County library expands its English Second Language (ESL) program.

The Frankford Public Library is reinvigorating its partnership with Literacy Delaware.


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Voters in the Smyrna School District approved $667,300 capital referendum over the weekend.

The referendum passed Saturday, with 317 residents voting yes and 134 no.

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Another board member resigned from a troubled charter school just outside of Wilmington late last week. 

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A well known actor and education advocate appeared at the Wilmington Public Library Thursday.

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The Odyssey Charter School board saw a major transformation during its meeting Wednesday. The shake-up comes as the board tries to move on from a racially tinged controversy. 

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Board members at Academia Antonia Alonso charter school near Wilmington say the school may search for a new home, after being the target of jokes made by board members at the neighboring Odyssey Charter School. 

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A University of Delaware professor is receiving grant funding to develop a new therapy for people with low blood platelet counts and other blood disorders.

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Indian River School District residents finally gave the green light to raise taxes for a new school.

The district’s third attempt to fund construction of a new Sussex Central High School passed easily Thursday.