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Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.

In addtion to supporting efforts to share charter schools' best practices, Delaware's Dept. of Ed. says the money will help add thousands of new charter seats in the First State.

Contributor Larry Nagengast examines the state's initial plans for these funds.


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In the last six-plus school years, about one-third of Delaware’s charter schools have encountered significant enrollment, management or financial problems. Six of them have either closed on their own or had their charters revoked while three others have required some form of intervention by the Department of Education’s Charter School Office.


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Occasionally, The Green takes time to highlight work created by students.

This week, we head back to Newark to hear more from student voices at the University Of Delaware, telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important.


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A recent progress report shows some of Delaware’s teacher preparation programs improved from two years ago while others did not.


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The University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration now bares a very familiar name.

UD has renamed the school for one of its most prominent alumni, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Dr. Wilma Mishoe was officially installed as Delaware State University president at an investiture ceremony Saturday.


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Occasionally, The Green takes time to highlight work created by students.

This week, we head to Newark to hear from student voices at the University Of Delaware, telling stories about issues and topics they find interesting and important.

These pieces were produced by UD Communications students for a class taught by Nancy Karibjanian, long-time First State journalist, Director of UD’s Center for Political Communication, and one of founders of Delaware Public Media.


A lawsuit calling for the First State to change how it funds its public education system survived another challenge Tuesday.


Delaware State University put in its state budget request for fiscal year 2020 this week.

The university is seeking $54.5 million for operating costs and more than $105 million to cover deferred maintenance needs.

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Wilmington nonprofit West End Neighborhood House and New Castle County are expanding their career programs for area youth.


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