Delaware State University to institute changes to sexual assault investigation process

DOVER — Following a student protest and petition regarding Delaware State University’s Title IX process, the university has agreed to several modifications moving forward and will hold a forum Tuesday. Last week, Anissa Cartagena, a sophomore at DSU, held a march on campus after she told her story about her sexual assault and its handling […]

Delaware schools on watch for rise in virus cases after break

With Thanksgiving approaching, the state and its schools are bracing for a potential rise in coronavirus cases as people celebrate the holiday in traditionally large groups. “I think everybody’s got concerns because of gatherings and people traveling from outside the community,” said Lake Forest Superintendent Steven Lucas. “That’s my biggest concern because when we look […]

Group wants changes to DSU’s policies for handling assault cases

DOVER — When a group gathered and marched to Delaware State University’s campus this week, they wanted protection for students and survivors of sexual assault. “It literally looked and felt like accountability,” said Anissa Cartagena, a sophomore at the university who organized the march and demonstration Thursday night. The march — which brought together more […]

‘This was a catastrophe and nobody recognizes it’: Capital still fighting to fix school

DOVER — It’s been months since a tornado stemming from Tropical Storm Isaias struck and caused structural damage to William Henry Middle School during the summer, but the building is still no closer to occupancy. “We need to be mad about this,” Capital School Board member Sean Christiansen said Wednesday. “We need to get on […]

Excellence in Education awards two Kent Co. programs

DOVER — The Inner City Cultural League and Polytech Adult Education are the inaugural Excellence in Education grant recipients. Excellence in Education — driven by community partners the Greater Kent Committee, the Kent Economic Partnership and the Delaware State News — officially launched last year to foster workforce development initiatives in Kent County. The program […]

State officials have goal to keep schools open

Several schools have announced closures as COVID-19 cases in their communities rise. Meanwhile, state officials Tuesday stressed the importance of keeping schools open statewide and put other restrictions into place with that goal in mind. “We do have concerns about the negative consequences of school closures for all children, but especially for disadvantaged learners,” Dr. […]

Milford schools seek extension to referendum timeline

MILFORD — While Milford School District has gotten a green light from the state to seek community support for a new middle school, it may not be going out to referendum just yet. The district is working with the Department of Education to seek “approval of epilogue language” that would extend the expiration date of […]

Sussex Academy moves to remote instruction through Dec. 4

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Academy will move to full remote instruction for the remainder of this week, and stay that way until at least early December, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the community and the state.   “We can only expect that the number of cases that will impact our ability to provide in-person […]

All Laurel schools remote through Thanksgiving break after COVID-19 cases

LAUREL — All Laurel School District students will move to remote learning today through Thanksgiving break after a number of positive COVID-19 cases, officials announced. “This decision was not made lightly, and I certainly understand that it may cause great frustration and disruption to some [of] our families’ schedules. For that I am sorry,” a […]

Update: Milford to reopen two of three schools closed after COVID-19 positives

MILFORD — Two of Milford School District’s schools will reopen Tuesday, but one will remain in remote learning following closures Monday due to COVID-19. Morris Early Childhood Center and Banneker Elementary will reopen for in-person learning Tuesday. The schools were moved to remote learning due to the district being informed of “multiple positive COVID-19 testing […]

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