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For nearly six months last fall and winter, representatives of the Christina School District, the state Department of Education and Gov. John Carney’s office engaged in frequently tense negotiations before finally signing off on a Memorandum of Understanding that set up a framework for reorganizing and improving Christina’s schools in the city of Wilmington.

Since the agreement took effect in early March, most of the early milestones in the memorandum’s timeline have been met.

Larry Nagengast / Delaware Public Media

Seated in groups of three or four on folding chairs spread around the gym at Bayard Middle School, teachers in the Christina School District learned a little more about the lives of their students and their families last week.

For nearly two hours, the teachers were teleported from Wilmington into Realville, a make-believe town where the problems of poverty are all too real.

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A new law aims to make it easier to see how First State public schools and charters spend money.

Indian River School District

Delaware’s Department of Transportation wants motorists to be aware that the 2018-2019 school year is getting underway


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware Public Media launched its second partnership with a New Castle County high school Friday.

Delaware Public Media is teaming up with McKean High School in the Red Clay School District and its radio station 88.1 WMHS starting this school year.

Larry Nagengast / Delaware Public Media

During the next two weeks, a new school year will begin for nearly 160,000 students throughout Delaware.

A significant number of those students – especially those among the more than 60,000 who are classified as low-income or English-language learners – will return to their classrooms knowing less than they did when they left in June.

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The Delaware College of Art and Design is launching its first dual-enrollment program at Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Wilmington’s Elbert-Palmer Elementary School is gearing up for what will likely be its last year, as Christina School District prepares to implement a consolidation plan for its city schools.

University of Delaware

Researchers from the University of Delaware played a role in finding part of a Navy warship blown off near the Aleutian Islands during World War Two.

Sarah Mueller

Delaware Tech plans to use a federal grant to help fill a shortage of automotive technicians in the Delmarva region. Del Tech got $1.97 million to build a 13,500 square foot automotive training facility on its Georgetown campus.