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The Delaware Department of Education announced Dana Bowe as Delaware’s 2019 Teacher of the Year this week.


In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has created a podcast– "A Matter of Facts" – to delve into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming.

This week on The Green, we bring you the latest episode of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation with Delaware Dept. of Education’s Christine Alois and Shana Payne.

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A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Department of Education must implement the Obama-era “borrower defense” rule it postponed last June.

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn was among 18 state AGs who sued the Department of Ed last summer over its postponement of the rule meant to protect students defrauded by for-profit colleges.

Delaware State University photo - Dr. Aristides Marcano

Delaware State University has been awarded a large research grant from the National Science Foundation.


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The Delaware Department of Education has received a $10.4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve the state’s charter school system.


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Gov. John Carney toured a Dover elementary school Thursday. He talked with school administrators about funding for disadvantaged students.

The president of the Delaware State Education Association resigned Wednesday over blog posts he wrote roughly a decade ago.

DSEA executive director Jeff Taschner says Mike Matthews resigned on his own Wednesday afternoon, prior to a meeting of the teachers’ union’s executive board.


The president of the Delaware State Education Association has resigned over blog posts he wrote in roughly a decade ago.


Mike Matthews stepped down Wednesday night after the blog posts he wrote between 2006 and 2009 resurfaced.


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Delaware’s three county governments have failed to convince a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit seeking property value reassessments.

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Delaware’s Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting was on Capitol Hill last week, testifying before the U.S. Senate Education Committee. She was discussing the state’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).