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 […]

Appoquinimink on track to resume hybrid Monday

ODESSA — School will be back in session in person for Appoquinimink students Monday.  The school board upheld its decision from last month that students will return to class Monday, taking no vote during Tuesday’s workshop.  Appoquinimink was among other districts to follow Gov. John Carney’s recommendation that in-person learning pause Dec. 14 until Jan. […]

Hybrid learning will resume for Caesar Rodney Jan. 11

CAMDEN — Caesar Rodney students are slated to resume in-person classes Monday, following the governor’s recommendation. The school board voted, 4-1, to approve the return to hybrid instruction on Jan. 11, with Joyce Denman dissenting.  Come next week, it’ll be about a month since most Delaware public school students have had in-person learning. In early […]

Teachers reflect on unusual school year so far

Phased-in hybrid learning, swift temporary moves to remote classes, new technology — the academic year thus far has had its fair share of obstacles for students and educators as they work their way through the coronavirus pandemic. “I mean, with anything, you’ll definitely have trials,” said Shaneeda Shaw-Hicks, a certified nursing assistant teacher at Dover […]

Educators applaud additional $9 million funding for school districts

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education announced Thursday that the state will provide $9 million in one-time funding to Delaware school districts and charter schools to prevent educator and staff layoffs due to enrollment reductions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To access the one-time funding, school districts and charters must certify […]

Felton native named to school dean’s list

BOSTON — Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced that Dylan McConnell has been named to the dean’s list for the summer 2020 semester.Mr. McConnell is a native of Felton and is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the Doctor of Pharmacy-Accelerated academic program. He will graduate from the Worcester, Massachusetts campus […]