DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell says an increasingly global and competitive world presents new challenges for Delaware in attracting jobs and educating its children.
In his State of the State speech Thursday, Markell said the shaping of Delaware to meet the demands of the world we now live in begins in schools. He called for strengthening standards for entering the teaching profession, raising starting teacher pay, and improving pay for teachers in high-need schools and critical subjects.
In a speech short on specifics, Markell also called for more mental health workers in middle schools and new health care payment models. He also hinted that his administration wants to keep tax increases it imposed in 2009 from expiring as scheduled starting later this year and will support legislation legalizing gay marriage in Delaware.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:47 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:47:07 GMT
DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Count Dewey Beach among the towns hosting a fireworks show this Fourth of July. But unlike other towns, Dewey might be making some history on Independence Day.Alex Pires and John Snow,More
Alex Pires and John Snow, representing the business group Highway One, are attempting to set a Guinness World Record for most fireworks set off in a ten minute period with a show put on above the bayside of Dewey Beach.More
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:44 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:44:04 GMT
LINCOLN, Del.- Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after human remains were located in a wooded stream bed near the railroad tracks in Lincoln early Tuesday afternoon. PoliceMore
Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after human remains were located in a wooded stream bed near the railroad tracks in Lincoln early Tuesday afternoon.More
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:23:06 GMT
HEBRON, Md.- Police have arrested a man accused of tampering with meat products at a Hebron grocery store. Stephen Charles Berry, 60, of Hebron, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with five countsMore
Police have arrested a man accused of tampering with meat products at a Hebron grocery store.More
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:23:33 GMT
DOVER, Del.- Police have arrested two suspects and are looking for two others in connection with an early Wednesday home invasion in Dover. Dover police said the crime occurred at around 12:43 a.m. onMore
Police have arrested two suspects and are looking for two others in connection with an early Wednesday home invasion in Dover.More
Fourteen-year-old Christina Atkins died two years ago. Her family said she was in a locked bathroom at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes giving a urine sample, when she had some sort of a medical emergency. What exactly that emergency was remains a mystery. Regardless, she was behind a locked door. WBOC's Mike Chesney reports.More