- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says the state needs to ensure that every high school student who wants to go to college has a chance to do so.

In his State of the State address, Markell proposed a scholarship program that would allow all low-income Delaware students with college potential to take credit-bearing courses during their senior year in high school. He says students who get a taste of college-level material in high school are more likely to enroll in college and make it through their freshman year.

But the governor also says more must be done to help high school students bound for jobs instead of college. He touted a new two-year program in manufacturing technologies for high school juniors and seniors.