First for January 8, 2016

Next Generation standards
Delaware was the seventh state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. Those standards have been around since 2013. More teachers are experimenting with the program as the state looks to expand the program. We head to Sussex County for a closer look.

Delaware Today: The turnaround school
To implement any kind of change, schools have to make sure things are working well inside the classroom. We turn next to our content reporting partnership with Delaware Today Magazine and the turn around inside Dover’s Booker T. Washington Elementary School. They have one simple phrase to explain the change – Best In the World (BTW). And they think it’s just the beginning.

State of Play
Out with the old and in with the new on State of Play. We look at what we thought were the hot topics of 2015 and what we will be discussing in the new year.

Veejitsu
Self-defense for some Wilmington students comes in the form of a unique art designed to raise awareness. While some folks are hitting the gym in the new year, one group of men and women is hitting the mat in an effort to introduce more Delawareans to some non-traditional martial arts techniques.

The Tornoe Spin
The great thing about news is that we’ll report stories and issues and then turn to Rob Tornoe to put them in perspective through his cartoons. President Obama unveiled executive actions on gun control and Rob’s cartoon this week is apropos. We also look at the mess the Philadelphia Eagles have become at the end of their season.

First Experience: Slam Dunk to the Beach
Over twelve thousand people came to watch parts of the basketball competition known as Slam Dunk to the Beach last month. That’s not a bad turnout to watch high school basketball right after Christmas Day in Rehoboth Beach. Our First Experience this week is produced by photo journalist Paul Parmelee, who took in some of the highlights.

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