New state-backed program aims to develop school leaders

WILMINGTON – The state has launched the Governor’s Institute for School Leadership, a two-pronged training program for aspiring school leaders and current district leaders. The program is a partnership between the governor’s office, Delaware Department of Education, University of Delaware and Delaware’s public schools. It launches this month with two programs: Superintendent Study Council and […]

Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established […]

Joe Biden becomes 46th president

DOVER — Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the nation’s 46th president at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday. Sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Biden pledged to work to build a more perfect union. “I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of […]

In Phase 1B? Here’s how to register for your COVID-19 vaccine

DOVER — Registration for those in Phase 1B opened today, with the state focusing on those 65 years old and older.  The state is holding a series of drive-thru vaccination events this weekend. The five drive-thru vaccinations clinics are scheduled for Friday at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles and on Saturday and Sunday […]

Biden attends church ahead of inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden is attending church ahead of his inauguration, a traditional step taken ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday are attending a service at Washington’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. With them are incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff. At Biden’s […]

Trump leaves White House, says ‘It’s been a great honor’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided. Four years after standing on stage at his own inauguration and painting a dire picture of […]

Delaware moves into Phase 1B of vaccination effort, focus on seniors

WILMINGTON — Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination plan is officially moving into Phase 1B immediately, with a focus on those 65 and older, officials announced Tuesday.  More than 200,000 Delawareans qualify for vaccination in this phase, and multiple options for residents to be vaccinated will begin this week and then expand in coming weeks, including large vaccination […]

Central Sussex growth on track for 2021

Portions of the heart of Sussex County are beating the progress drum this year. The bulk of growth in central Sussex is centered in and around Millsboro, an expanding community positioned at several major roadways, and in Georgetown, the county seat. Significant road improvements and infrastructure upgrades top Georgetown’s 2021 list. Delaware Department of Transportation […]

Vaccine given to ineligible people at Delaware drive-thru

DOVER — Delaware residents who are not currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine nevertheless received it at a mass vaccination event attended by Gov. John Carney, according to state officials. The Division of Public Health said after Saturday’s vaccination event that screening would be “tightened” for vaccination events on Sunday and Monday, and those not […]

Small number of seniors vaccinated to ‘test the logistics’ ahead of Phase 1B

DOVER — A small number of those 65 and older were vaccinated Saturday ahead of Phase 1B to test out distribution as the state looks ahead to the next phase, officials said. “The select group of 65 and over was included to help with a test of a technology project that will be used to […]