Balancing act for Delaware child-care centers’ schooling needs

On Monday, students in the Appoquinimink School District are heading back to school. Learning Tree Academy, an early childhood education facility in Middletown, is preparing for what it will look like having students in school and at the center during a year shaded by coronavirus. “It’s a little bit nerve-wracking for us on that part […]

More Delaware school districts to start hybrid learning

More in-person classes begin Monday for several districts under hybrid learning, while Indian River is fast-tracking the phase-in process — representing more shifts in the continuing evolution of education within the state of Delaware. “This is all new. There may be some mistakes or some errors made along the way but we’re going to learn […]

IRSD approves earlier in-person start dates for hybrid high school students

SELBYVILLE – Indian River School District’s board of Education has approved a revised hybrid learning schedule that will allow students in grades 9-12 to begin receiving in-person instruction at their high schools earlier than what was previously planned. Under the revised schedule, hybrid students in ninth grade will begin receiving in-person instruction at their high […]

McKean High’s Stock named state’s Teacher of the Year

WILMINGTON — Students deserve to learn about those who look like them — and see themselves “represented in what you learn and on the walls of where you learn,” said Kim Stock as she accepted the honor of Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Stock, an English/English learner teacher at McKean High, was surprised […]

Lane appointed to board at the Parker Autism Center

Special education consultant, international speaker, Delaware resident and best-selling author Dr. William Lane has recently been appointed to the board of directors at Parker Autism Center, a nonprofit organization that provides education, engagement, empowerment, and employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.Parker Autism Center’s motto is, “Everyone deserves an opportunity.” Through ongoing […]

DSU receives grant for science program

DOVER — The National Institutes of Health has awarded Delaware State University a five-year $1.3 million grant that will fund the establishment of a Bioinformatics and Chemistry summer program for middle school students. The program is entitled the “Bioinformatics and Chemistry Academy for Research Scholars (B2-CARS): A Partnership to Address Human Health through Wastewater Remediation.” […]

Delaware Farm Bureau awards scholarships

CAMDEN — The Delaware Farm Bureau recently announced scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Maci Carter of Harrington, a Lake Forest High School graduate, is the State Women’s Committee scholarship awardee set to receive $2,500. She plans to attend the University of Delaware majoring in agriculture and natural resources and minoring in plant science. […]

Lawsuit settlement will increase funding for education equity

WILMINGTON — More support — and funding — will target low-income students, those with disabilities and students who are English learners after a lawsuit against the state was settled Monday. The lawsuit, filed in 2018 by Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware, claimed that the state had for many years been aware […]

Online schooling changes approach to protecting children

WILMINGTON — Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esq., the executive director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, remembers knowing that there would be an impact to child protection, and the safety of children, when school buildings were closed in March. “We knew that when teachers went immediately into quarantine, and children had no […]

Schools settle in to virus-fueled changes

Osawerene Iriowen starts class each day at a desk, with the American flag behind him so he can say the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning, his school supplies at his ready. While at first glance it may look like a snapshot of a first grade set up at the Academy of Dover Charter School, […]