$30K awarded in Excellence in Education program grants

DOVER — Approximately $30,000 will support workforce development in schools through the first grants awarded via the Excellence in Education program, with the program still accepting late applications. The program — driven by community partners Greater Kent Committee, Kent Economic Partnership and the Delaware State News — officially launched last year to foster workforce development […]

Milford school nurse featured in People magazine

MILFORD — A school nurse in Milford is getting some national media attention. Mispillion Elementary School’s nurse Sue Smith was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. The issue appeared on newsstands Friday. “It was exciting,” she said of the experience. “They interviewed me a few weeks ago, […]

Creativity, flexibility at core of Sussex Tech’s modified remote learning plan

GEORGETOWN – On the first day of classes, Sussex Technical High School’s senior health professions students are learning vital signs. “Raise your hand if you know what T-P-R stands for,” Nancy Massaro tells her class of senior health professions students. “Temperature, pulse, and respiration,” one student responds from a small rectangle on a Zoom video […]

Appoquinimink parent groups rally to reopen schools

ODESSA — Holding a bunch of American flags and a sign, Lucy Hastings, a fifth-grade student in Appoquinimink School District, was among the crowd that gathered outside of the district’s administrative building Thursday afternoon to rally for reopening schools. “I really want to go back to school in person because it’s my last year in […]

DSU ranked #3 public HBCU by U.S. News & World Report

DOVER — In its annual rankings of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. News & World Report has advanced Delaware State University to the #3 public HBCU and #11 overall HBCU in the nation, officials said this week.  DSU has held the #4 position among public HBCUs since 2016, and was rated #13 among all […]

Indian River’s free curbside meal service begins Wednesday

SELBYVILLE — Aiming to feed a need, the Indian River School District will begin providing free meals for curbside pickup to all students Wednesday as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. That program has been extended through Dec. 31, contingent on USDA funding, IRSD spokesman Dave Maull announced Tuesday. Meals […]

DSU describes plan for Wesley acquisition

DOVER — As the work gets underway for Delaware State University’s acquisition of Wesley College, the school is shaping its vision for a new — and larger — DSU. “We still have significant hurdles before us, but we do believe that we’re in good stead,” DSU president Tony Allen told Dover City Council members during […]

Goldey-Beacom lowers tuition permanently

WILMINGTON — Goldey-Beacom College on Monday announced an “unprecedented tuition reset,” halving the cost of undergraduate tuition for next fall. Tuition will now cost $425 per credit instead of $850, meaning students will pay $12,750 for 30 credits. The move is a continuation of a 2014 plan that slashed tuition. “Originally, we stated our true […]

North Dover teacher guides students through virtual classroom

DOVER — Shanika Teachey greeted her second grade class with, “Good morning, friends,” as the students began popping up, one by one, into the grid of the Zoom classroom. Seated at her desk in North Dover Elementary School in front of her decorated bulletin board, with Delaware State University student teacher Kiana Gangadeen placed at […]

Smyrna junior earns spot on state board of education

SMYRNA — In middle school, Elise Sampson asked her teacher why she wasn’t nominated for National Junior Honor Society. She recalls being told, “You’re already in enough; you already have enough.” “That was never acceptable for me,” she said. “And I feel like it shouldn’t be acceptable for anyone. Anyone is capable of doing these […]