Delaware teacher vaccines to begin next week

Vaccinations for educators will begin next week, according to the Delaware Department of Education, although the effort will be broken into a “risk-based approach.” The state announced Tuesday that it would move into Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination plan immediately, focusing its attention on Delaware’s seniors. Educators who fit that criteria — considered “stage […]

CR administrator aims for impact in new role

CAMDEN — Although the equity and diversity coordinator role is new to the Caesar Rodney School District, the heart of the work has long been a throughline for Cliff Howell. “It’s been a part of my career the entire time; it’s just the education realm provides another door to be impactful,” he said. “So when […]

Current events challenge teachers

Breaching the U.S. Capitol. A second presidential impeachment. An upcoming inauguration. Within just the first few weeks of 2021, significant historical moments have played out in close sequence, on the heels of a year that has been like no other in recent memory. Schools, and educators, are put in the middle of contextualizing that. “I […]

Lake Forest distributes laptops

FELTON — Lake Forest School District has distributed more than 1,200 Chromebooks this week, Superintendent Steven Lucas said Thursday. “It’s our expectation every student in Lake Forest schools will have a district-owned laptop before the next board meeting, on Jan. 28,” Dr. Lucas said during the school board meeting. “That’s our optimistic goal.” The district […]

Educators among next phase for vaccinations

DOVER — As the state plans to “sprint” through its Phase 1A vaccinations, educators are on deck for vaccinations in the next phase, which could begin as early as this month. Phase 1B includes essential workers defined as first responders (firefighters and police) and education workers (teachers, support staff and child care staff), as well […]

Wi-Fi hot spots available for low-income IRSD families

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hot spots available as part of the Connect Delaware program for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access. Families can arrange for pickup of the devices by contacting their home schools. Eligible families must participate in a low-income program to qualify. Qualifying programs […]

CR hybrid attendance down; Appoquinimink lacking substitutes

With schools back in session for in-person instruction after the state recommended a hybrid hiatus, Caesar Rodney School District is seeing a decline in in-school students’ attendance and Appoquinimink is still facing a need for substitutes. Until this week, Caesar Rodney students had been remote since early December, after data released by the state showed […]

Two Delaware schools honored nationally

Two Delaware schools are among 57 U.S. schools that have been named 2020 National ESEA Distinguished Schools for the extraordinary success of their students.  The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators, formerly the National Title I Association, has been selecting examples of superior, federally funded school programs for national recognition through the National ESEA […]

Capital students to head back to school next week

DOVER — Capital School District students will return to school next week, the school board decided Wednesday. Students in pre-K through grade eight and the district’s special programs, Kent County Community School and Kent County Intensive Learning Center, will return to school Monday. Dover High students will return to school Thursday. “Operationally, we don’t think […]

Delaware teachers association emphasizes local control after state’s recommendation for hybrid learning

DOVER — After state officials urged schools to reopen in a hybrid fashion next week, the state teachers association emphasized that those decisions remain at the local level. “The options provided by the Governor’s office are just recommendations,” Stephanie Ingram, Delaware State Education Association president, said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “School boards and superintendents […]