Capital delays in-person learning for some students

DOVER — Capital School District will delay its full remote instruction for secondary students, the school board decided in a special meeting Wednesday.  Students in grades five through 12 will not attend any in-person instruction until at least Monday, Jan. 4. Secondary students hadn’t yet returned to hybrid instruction; they were scheduled to begin Nov. […]

Higher Education Relief Fund to aid Delaware colleges

After an unusual fall semester due to COVID-19, Delaware’s colleges and universities will be able to seek financial relief through a $45 million Higher Education Relief Fund, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday. “This COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly everyone, including higher education institutions,” Gov. Carney said in a statement. “Delaware’s colleges and universities not only […]

Longtime IRSD board members honored

DAGSBORO — In attendance at Monday’s Indian River School District board of education meeting were Charles Bireley, Jim Fritz, James Hudson and Mark Steele. On this special occasion, they were seated in the Indian River High School auditorium, a stone’s throw from the stage where, several months ago, they sat as board of education members […]

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 […]

Christina school secretary honored

NEWARK — Alice Williams, a senior administrative secretary from Christina School District’s Jennie E. Smith Elementary School in Newark, is the first Delaware Educational Support Professional of the Year.Twenty educational support professionals — one for each school district and the Delaware Charter School Network — were nominated this year. The award recognizes outstanding paraprofessionals, custodians, […]

Carson named superintendent of Sussex Tech

GEORGETOWN — Dr. Kevin Carson will take the title of superintendent of Sussex Technical School District following the school board’s recent unanimous vote. He was named acting superintendent in July, after the resignation of then-superintendent Stephen Guthrie. “Dr. Carson’s leadership over the last four months has set Sussex Tech on the right path for the […]

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 […]

Ground broken on new Howard T. Ennis School

GEORGETOWN — If all goes according to plan, students in the Indian River School District and others with specialized needs will have a new learning hub for the start of the 2022-23 school year. Ground was broken Friday afternoon at the site of the new Howard T. Ennis School – a $44.8 million project covered […]

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 […]

Program aims to offer inmates college courses with tuition assistance

DOVER — Delaware announced a new partnership aimed at providing college-level instruction to inmates Thursday. The collaboration between the Department of Correction, the Department of Education and Delaware Technical Community College takes advantage of the Second Chance Pell Experiment, a federal initiative that lets incarcerated individuals with need-based federal Pell Grants enroll in postsecondary programs […]