Speak Out: Face masks, hybrid schooling discussed

Conversations spanning children wearing face masks, managing athletics and keeping hybrid schooling possibilities equitable continued as the reopening schools working groups wrapped up their third week of discussions. • Anyone know how you have hybrid schooling for kindergartners who can’t read or use a computer? —‒ Chris Henry • Chris Henry: A very real issue. […]

Caesar Rodney refines new equity and diversity coordinator position

CAMDEN — When determining the “vibe” for a coordinator of equity and diversity, Caesar Rodney School District administrators and school board members wanted to strike the balance between someone who could thoughtfully respond to students’ concerns and also be proactive for instilling celebration of diversity into the fabric of the district. “We want this to […]

Work groups continue to discuss options, concerns for returning to school

When schools return to session — in whatever capacity that may be — educators will have to balance instructional needs, while supporting the mental health of students and preparing for any sudden changes to operating procedures. Those nuances were embedded in the conversations this week during the latest reopening schools working group meetings. As Health […]

Dover education, nursing stalwart Joan Lynn remembered

DOVER — Joan Lynn didn’t necessarily seek the limelight. “Although she was raising six kids off and on over a 30-plus year period of time, she was still achieving goals and objectives that … were more in the background,” said her oldest son, Pat Lynn Jr. “I helped write the obituary and so that’s sort […]

Summer school to mix regular, home classes

After a particularly strange end, the typical academic year is winding down. The summer, however, brings continued learning for students in need of extra support. As the state entered Phase Two of its recovery last week, schools were officially allowed to hold in-person summer school, though with some restrictions that include social distancing, amended in-school […]

Face masks, hybrid schooling discussed by reopening working groups

Conversations spanning children wearing face masks, managing athletics and keeping hybrid schooling possibilities equitable continued as the reopening schools working groups wrapped up their third week of discussions. The working groups were continuing conversations from last week about what school would look like under a minimal to moderate spread scenario, which could see significant changes […]

Summer school to be mix of traditional and virtual learning among districts

After a particularly strange end, the typical academic year is winding down. The summer, however, brings continued learning for students in need of extra support. As the state entered Phase Two of its recovery this week, schools were officially allowed to hold in-person summer school, though with some restrictions that include social distancing, amended in-school […]

Update: Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end DACA protections

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, his second stunning election-season rebuke from the court in a week after Monday’s ruling that it’s illegal to fire people because they’re gay or transgender. For now, the young immigrants retain their protection from deportation […]

Graduation rate increasing for Delaware students

WILMINGTON — Students are graduating from Delaware high schools at the highest levels in a decade, according to the 2019 graduation data released by the state Wednesday. The statewide graduation rate for the class of 2019 was 88.2%, an increase from the class of 2018, which had a graduation rate of 86.69%. Class of 2020 […]

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations, Class of 2020

I was pleased as I looked at the “Dover High School Class of 2020” section in Sunday’s edition. It’s beautiful. The pictures show me that this present generation is placed not according to color, race or gender, but side by side. I think to myself, “Maybe the Hispanic boy is next to his best friend, […]

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