What does the Delaware Department of Education do?

Delaware aims to enable parents and stakeholders to engage meaningfully in public education decisions, which is only possible when they have access to clear, robust, timely and continuous information about how their students and schools are doing throughout the state. Check out the Snapshot link below to see highlights of education in Delaware.

Is the Delaware State Board of Education seeking public comment?

DDOE and the State Board of Education are currently seeking public comment on the revised state-determined performance levels under the Delaware Perkins State Plan. As a result of COVID-19 and the unanticipated circumstances in an academic year, adjustments can be made to the state-determined levels ( see rational here ).

How is emergency Esser funding benefits Delaware schools?

Learn how emergency ESSER funding benefits Delaware students, families and educators. The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced today the award of almost $2.6 million to school districts as part of the state’s Reimaging Professional Learning Grants (RPL) program.

What does Ed Flex mean for charter schools in Delaware?

Ed-Flex provides states, districts and charter schools with increased flexibility in implementing federal education programs. Learn more about Delaware’s Ed-Flex application and provide comments online at https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1143. Learn more about Delaware’s ESSA Plan.

Is the Delaware Department of Education accrediting private schools?

The DDOE does not provide, endorse, accredit, approve or monitor curriculum for any nonpublic school (private or homeschool), or validate any type of credential provided by those schools. Students and parents/guardians must investigate the school themselves and ask if they are accredited.

Is there a nonpublic school support section in Delaware?

The Delaware Department of Education’s (DOE) Nonpublic School support section is your central source for information about nonpublic homeschools and private schools in the State of Delaware. The option to homeschool or attend private school in Delaware provide the parents and/or guardians of school-age children alternatives to public schools.

Who is the authorizer of charter schools in Delaware?

The Delaware Department of Education is the authorizer for 21 charter schools – meaning that it is responsible for approving, monitoring, renewing, and, if necessary, closing charter schools who received their charters from the State of Delaware.