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Sussex Tech adds locations, classes for growing ESL program

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Sussex Tech’s Adult Education Division is expecting to double its enrollment for the second year in a row in an effort to help First Staters learn English. Because of the popularity of its Education English as a Second Language (ESL) course, the division is adding two new locations and a few more classes to the course schedule. Sussex Tech Adult …

This year's SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Atlanta. 

13 Del. students win awards at national skills competition

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Thirteen First state high schoolers were recognized among 16,000 participants in this year’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta.  Students, including 41 Delawareans, participated in events involving construction trades, video broadcasting, graphic arts, automotive trades and leadership skills.  Three students secured top 10 finishes in their specialty, and 11 students received SkillPoint awards, which represent achievement in demonstrating …

Many First State districts had a graduation rate above 90%.

Here are the graduation rates for each district, charter

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

There are wide disparities among Delaware’s public school districts and charters in the percentage of seniors crossing the stage to graduate each spring.  Department of Education officials indicated that the most recent data is from 2021 graduation rates.  Recommended: Colonial’s dropout prevention program shows impressive results This year’s data will likely not be published on the State Report Card until …

Sussex Tech begins $500K in improvements this summer

Betsy Price Education, Featured, Government, Headlines

Sussex Tech’s track (Sussex County Vocational Technical School District) Sussex Technical High School will undergo multiple improvements this summer, including replacing a leaking roof, fixing a parking lot drainage system and resurfacing the currently unusable track Just over $500,000 of work was recently approved by the district board of education. “These are long-overdue investments needed to keep our building and grounds …