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First State students overall failed to make gains on math and English proficiency this year.

Delaware Community Foundation (members of the Nehemiah Gateway/Tennis Rocks Tutoring Program)

The African American Empowerment Fund of Delaware is handing out grants to education-focused programs.


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The state’s annual Summer Library Challenge has worked to get kids reading while they’re not in school for almost 40 years.

As part of this year’s theme, “Libraries Rock,” Delaware’s Division of Libraries brought a hip-hop literacy performance program to libraries across the state.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt recently sat down with the creator and performer of these programs, Bomani Armah, after a 1-hour hip-hop lesson at the Kirkwood library.

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Starting this fall, the Indian River School District will offer a tuition-based pre-kindergarten program.


Delaware College of Art & Design website

The Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington is stepping up to the plate to help students being displaced by the closure of the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Sarah Pyle Academy website

A Wilmington principal was recently honored for her work integrating technology into personalized learning plans for students.

Courtesy of Ground Up

Ground Up computer science camp, which was started by two high schoolers, has expanded this summer beyond its pilot program.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Public libraries across the state are hosting programs that get kids reading—and rapping— as part of the Summer Library Challenge.

Roughly twenty kids learned about vowels, syllables and rhyming at the Kirkwood library Tuesday.

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An educational program for low-income boys is wrapping up its summer session at Delaware State University.

This week’s Enlighten Me returns to our Generation Voice Youth Media project at WMPH and Mount Pleasant High School in the Brandywine School District.

As the school year ended, some of the younger students in the program were asked to produce a commentary offering a snapshot of their state of mind as they wrapped up another year and looked ahead to the summer and next fall.