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Delaware Education Secretary Departs

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Delaware Education Secretary Mark Murphy is stepping down and will be replaced by Steve Godowsky.

Godowsky was the former superintendent of the New Castle County Vo-Tech System.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say Murphy’s departure was expected.

Governor Jack Markell praised Murphy’s work and the results that are being seen in the classroom especially in graduation rates and more students going to college.

Murphy also oversaw a number of reforms that were tied to the federal Race to the Top program.

But he has faced sharp criticism from the Delaware Education Association which held gave him a vote of no-confidence earlier this year.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.