Delaware State Mistake Means Change in Partnership Zone Schools

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery today told the state’s superintendents that the department made a mistake in its list of worst-achieving schools.

Christina School District’s Bayard Middle School is no longer in the Partnership Zone, which is a group of the state’s worst-performing schools. That means the school will not be required to make intensive changes and it will not be getting extra money from the state’s $119 million Race to the Top grant.

Instead, the state will focus that time and money on Laurel Middle School in the Laurel School District.

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