EDUCATION NEWS FROM THE CORE AREAS OF STUDENT SUCCESS 2025
State awards grants to summer, afterschool programs
The Delaware Department of Education has awarded five new grants for afterschool and summer programs under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The 21st Century Community Learning Center program grants are designed to provide students from Title I schools with enrichment activities to improve academic success.
Report: Pursuing social and emotional development through a racial equity lens
Both equity and social, emotional, and academic development are currently receiving much-needed attention, but neither can fully succeed without recognizing strengths and addressing gaps in these complementary priorities. Rather than being pursued as two separate bodies of work, the field needs to identify ways in which equity and social, emotional, and academic development can be mutually reinforcing. To accomplish this requires examining issues of race directly.
EDUCATOR SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT
Zip Code Wilmington to pilot computer science training program with Delaware educators
Delaware educators will also benefit from a $3.25 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies designed to expand access to economic opportunity for Delaware students. Funds from the grant, which was announced at the Fourth Annual Delaware Pathways Conference, will create instructional supports and teacher professional learning routines for the statewide computer science pathway in partnership with Zip Code Wilmington.
‘Signing day’ celebrating Delaware students employed right out of high school
New Castle County Vo-Tech School District and U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ office hosted a “signing day” for high school graduates who have been offered jobs by local companies. Thirteen high school seniors representing all four New Castle County Vo-Tech high Schools joined representatives from the local companies at the Sharp Conference Center in Wilmington.
Secretary Bunting honors high school seniors for outstanding academic achievement
Secretary of Education Susan Bunting honored top public school students from the Class of 2018 at the annual Secretary of Education Scholars banquet. The students’ accomplishments were celebrated by some of the state’s political and education leaders, as well as their families, district superintendents, heads of charter schools and principals. The students are selected by their principals based on both their academic records and community service.