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STEM Education Provides Competitive Edge to DE Youth

Written on: May 4th, 2012 in Education

During some particularly challenging times these last few years, our state has made clear – again and again – that whether it was meeting the challenge of the federal race to the top contest, trying to reopen the shuttered refinery at Delaware City, tackling rapidly rising pension and health care costs, or putting our state […]

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2012 State of the State: Delaware’s Time To Lead

Written on: January 19th, 2012 in AgricultureEducationEffective & Efficient GovernmentHelping Our NeighborsJob CreationMajor Speeches

Lt. Governor Denn, President Pro Tem DeLuca, Speaker Gilligan, members of the 146th General Assembly, other elected officials, members of the Judiciary, members of the Cabinet, our employees, Carla and the people of Delaware. In my previous reports on the State of the State, I spoke to you of turbulent seas and winter blizzards. These […]

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Education: Join Sec. Lowery to discuss proposed school accountability system changes

Written on: January 3rd, 2012 in EducationGuest Posts

Guest Post from Dr. Lillian Lowery, Delaware Secretary of Education: Almost 10 years ago, the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act began requiring states to report disaggregated student test scores. Aggregated results had masked serious deficiencies among many of our country’s most vulnerable students. The law’s great legacy is bringing accountability for states, districts, […]

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College Financial Aid – Help & Information

Written on: December 4th, 2011 in EducationGuest Posts

Guest Post from Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Lillian Lowery Our mission in the Delaware Department of Education is that every student will graduate from our public schools college or career ready, with the freedom to choose his or her life’s course.  Yet I know paying for some of those desired courses can be a […]

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Guest Post: Joseph Masiello, 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year

Written on: October 17th, 2011 in EducationGuest Posts

Last October, Joseph Masiello — a sixth grade language arts teacher from Cab Calloway School of the Arts in the Red Clay Consolidated School District — was named State Teacher of the Year for 2011. As this year’s 20 nominees prepare for Tuesday night’s award banquet when they will learn who will be the 2012 […]

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