Data Book highlights importance of counting kids in 2020 census

NEWARK — All kids count, they really do. To secure all available federal funding in the future, Delaware needs to make sure they’re all accounted for. That’s why it’s so important that the 2020 census accurately portrays how many children reside in the First State. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey […]

First Chance initiative aims to help children

DOVER — State officials on Thursday announced an initiative to foster cooperation between government agencies, nonprofits and businesses to help children. First Chance Delaware, as the effort is known, will be led by Tracey Quillen Carney, the wife of Gov. John Carney. It will focus on combating childhood hunger, helping children learn and providing more […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware playing a ‘dangerous game’ with state’s children

The state of Delaware, its governor, its legislators, its Department of Education, and the media, are playing a deadly game with our children. In the name of “anti-bullying,” the school system has been sold a cure worse than the disease, much worse. It is not enough to ask children to be kind to others and […]

Delaware needs to invest in state’s children

If your household suddenly got a windfall, would you sock it away under the mattress or would you look for ways to invest the money so that it could continue to provide benefits into the future? Delaware is fortunate to have a one-time surplus of approximately $50 million. How can we best invest that money […]

COMMENTARY: A proposal to improve the lives of Delaware’s at-risk children

Delaware has underinvested in its children, particularly those who grow up at or near the poverty line. We know that there are programs that we as a state can pursue to help these kids, because they are programs that have worked in other places and sometimes even here in Delaware. But we have not pursued […]

‘Miss Jackie’ in tune with kids for 30 years

DOVER — For more than two decades, Jackie McCabe has been entertaining audiences of all ages up and down the state, from singing children’s songs at libraries to teaching dance classes to seniors. She keeps a busy schedule. For her dedication to the arts and culture in and around Delaware’s capital city, Dover Mayor Robin […]

Children’s Theater holiday show set for Schwartz Center

DOVER — While community discussions continue to devise a plan to reopen the Schwartz Center for the Arts at least one production will take place at the South State Street venue this month. The Children’s Theater will perform its holiday show there on Nov. 17 and 18. “We’re just thrilled to get people back in […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress fails to protect children with not funding CHIP

To most families, protecting the health and well-being of their children is a top priority. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for Congress right now. Last month, lawmakers in the House and Senate missed an important deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) when Republicans in the Senate decided to focus […]

Dover girl riding high in the equestrian world

DOVER — Lily Turner, 13, understands what’s most important in a competitive riding career. “I have to take care of me, but it’s imperative that I take care of my ponies because they do every thing for me,” she said. “I have to be thinking of what they need and not overwhelm them with what […]

Children’s Theatre strikes up the band with ‘The Music Man’

DOVER — A phony traveling salesman is coming to Dover this weekend for The Children’s Theatre Inc.’s rendition of the 1957 Meredith Wilson musical, “The Music Man,” coming to the Schwartz Center for the Arts this weekend. The Broadway classic was a choice met with mixed enthusiasm from theater regulars like Bella Shade, a 14-year-old […]