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A historic farm used for education in New Castle County is adding an orchard.

Students, elected officials and volunteers planted forty fruit trees at Penn Farm in New Castle this week.

A former Delaware State University official pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in federal court Wednesday.

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The state Department of Education held its first summit on education equity Wednesday. Officials are developing a new statewide equity plan expected to be released this fall.


Delaware State University renewed a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, and expanded its scope.

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Capital School District is getting everything it asked for in its three-part tax referendum.

District residents approved all three pieces of the $115.67 million dollar ask Tuesday.

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The University of Delaware is bringing an alum back to serve as this spring’s commencement speaker.

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Voters in the Capital School District are voting on a three-part tax referendum today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.


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The Bond Bill committee heard from the First State’s institutions of higher education Wednesday and deferred maintenace was at the heart of their requests.

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Two bills before the state House of Representatives would increase elementary school students’ access to mental health services across the state.

The state’s first elementary school wellness center is already delivering those services.


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The Christina School District continues make progress toward implementing a Memorandum of Understanding with the state to reorganize its Wilmington schools.  But the path to the finish line is not without obstacles.

Contributor Larry Nagengast looks at issues still on the horizon in this latest effort to improve schools in the state’s largest city.