Del. Officials Review Race to the Top Progress - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Officials Review Race to the Top Progress

Posted: Updated:

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)- Gov. Jack Markell says Delaware should be proud of the progress it's made under the federal Race to the Top education reform program.
 
Markell discussed the state's Race to the Top progress Monday in a speech to the P-20 council, a group formed a decade ago to coordinate and align education efforts across all grade levels.
 
Markell said the state has used more than $100 million in federal Race to the Top funding to develop a sound foundation for school improvement, but he knows there's much hard work still left to do.
 
Markell noted among other things that more students are staying on track for graduation, with Delaware's dropout rate hitting a 30-year low this year.
 
He also said more students are taking and passing advanced placement courses.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delmarva Power: Conserve Energy on Tuesday

    Delmarva Power: Conserve Energy on Tuesday

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:22:31 GMT
    Delmarva Power is asking customers to conserve energy on Tuesday due to high forecasted temperatures.More
    Delmarva Power is asking customers to conserve energy on Tuesday due to high forecasted temperatures.More
  • Woman Suing Ocean City Over Wheelchair Accident

    Woman Suing Ocean City Over Wheelchair Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:22:24 GMT
    A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean city caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arm is suing the resort town for negligence.More
    A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean city caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arm is suing the resort town for negligence.
    More
  • Tourism Season Extending, Chamber Says

    Tourism Season Extending, Chamber Says

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:42:36 GMT
    Labor Day is often considered the unofficial ending to the summer season, but the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is reporting that tourism is actually on the rise during the typically less popular months of September, October and November.More
    Labor Day is often considered the unofficial ending to the summer season, but the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is reporting that tourism is actually on the rise during the typically less popular months of September, October and November.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service