COMMENTARY: FAST program gives boost to student training

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Our young people are Delaware’s greatest asset. It is the role of society, businesses and government to create the conditions to ensure the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow. And for years, we have done so through the ambitious support of education. We provide a solid public education to Delaware students, and that […]

Commentary: Modest investment will enhance Delaware’s future

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During these times of tumultuous policy debates and discussions, people often resort to abandoning facts and distorting truths to incite fear. They then use that fear to garner support for their arguments. Unfortunately, a prime target of this tactic in Delaware is Senate Bill 50, Delaware’s community college solution to a $100 million deferred maintenance […]

Sussex Central High School’s drama club staging Aretha Franklin tribute

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Central High School’s drama program will pay tribute to “The Queen of Soul.” The Take Two Drama Club on Wednesday, Feb. 20 will present “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin,” focusing on the life and incredible body of work of the amazing singer who passed away in August 2018. Created and performed by […]

Commentary: Solving the Delaware education dilemma

Many worthwhile improvements have been made to increase the educational performance of Delaware’s students. We have experienced visions, races, increased resources, more administrators and support staff. The dilemma is that despite these worthwhile efforts there has been no significant education improvement in over 30 years! The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that from […]

Speak Out: Indian River referendum defeated

By a 3,866 to 3,202 margin, voters said “no” Tuesday to the Indian River School District’s major capital improvement request to fund a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High School and a four-classroom addition at Selbyville Middle School. • “I want my kids safe in school and my teachers […]

Growth-driven Indian River referendum just over a week away

GEORGETOWN — With the vote just over one week away, the informational campaign continues in the Indian River School District for a growth-driven referendum that has spurred discussion, questions and concerns. The two-pronged major capital improvement/current expense referendum Tuesday, Feb. 5 seeks voter approval to fund construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an […]

Commentary: Indian River School District referendum well worth supporting

The Indian River School District Capital Improvement and Current Expense Referendum will be held on Feb. 5. I have attended several public meetings recently with various groups where Superintendent Steele has presented information pertaining to the need for this referendum. In addition, I have had numerous conversations with community members from across the district, expressing […]

Holy Cross School to host series of open houses

DOVER — Holy Cross School will be hosting a series of open houses. • Family Open House – Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those wishing to enroll in all grades for the 2019 – 2020 school year: Prospective students and their families are invited to meet teachers and students. Tours […]

Commentary: Why SEL is here to stay in Delaware

Thanks to an increased focus on social and emotional learning (SEL), we’re witnessing an interesting convergence among education, business, scientific and local communities. In the education world, SEL is about preparing our young people to go out into the world as healthy, caring, community-minded adults. It’s about creating safe and creative environments in schools so […]

Letter to the Editor: Missing the point

Well, well. What do we have here? Another expert on education who, I would guess, hasn’t set foot in a classroom since he left school. (“It’s their own fault,” Letter to the Editor, Dec. 6) If he had, he would know what it’s like in classrooms today. He obviously missed the point of the story. […]