Hallock and Marshall challenging incumbent DePrima for Capital school board seat

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Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below. Other races were highlighted earlier this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee affidavit […]

Caesar Rodney High targeted in chalk-art protest

CAMDEN – Workers at Caesar Rodney High School were busy with pressure washers Thursday morning trying to erase Black Lives Matter and other comments that were written in chalk on the front of the school and on sidewalks sometime Wednesday night. Officials at CR did not have any comment regarding the words that were written […]

Sorority announces scholarship recipients

DOVER — Since 1955, the Dover Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has awarded more than $300,000 to outstanding high school and college students in Kent and Sussex counties. Awards are based on academic achievement, aptitude, leadership, character, and financial need. Applications are evaluated by the scholarship committee and presented to the chapter for […]

School item donations sought

MAGNOLIA — Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH), a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization serving about 125 low-income working families in Kent County since 2002 is seeking donations for its Heart & Sole (back to school) project. CHHH is collecting 1-inch single subject spiral notebooks (wide or college lined), colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, soft slider pencil […]

Willey challenges Baltazar-Lopez for Milford school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Delaware State University students will return to campus for fall semester

DOVER — Delaware State University’s campus will open for the fall, with thorough COVID-19 testing procedures in mind. The university announced the plans for returning students to campus in its weekly Tuesday forum. “When we thought about how we would reopen, we looked at all the trends across the country, what our sister institutions were […]

Harris, Seely vie for Woodbridge school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Appoquinimink school board election: Meadows challenging incumbent Wall

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Downstate Teachers of the Year share secrets of their success

From following in the footsteps of parents, to helping students like them, to being drawn to education without setting out to be a teacher — Downstate’s 2021 Teachers of the Year have stories that run the gamut. And the teacher class of 2021 faced an added challenge: With coronavirus, educators and students throughout the state […]

Working groups finish school reopening draft recommendations

DOVER — Draft recommendations concerning mask-wearing, bus rides, students’ unfinished learning and more have been crafted for eventual development of Delaware’s Reopening School Guidance later this month. The three reopening working groups completed a month of meetings this week after a final discussion on each group’s draft recommendations. The recommendations address three potential scenarios — […]