Delaware College Scholars program starts Wednesday

MIDDLETOWN — Delaware College Scholars recently announced the newest cohort of students slated to begin its program this week. Students hailing from Kent County include: Raven Gaeta, First State Military Academy Jada Hudson, Early College High School @ Delaware State University Danika Joseph, Milford High School Corina Kwok, Dover High School Carly LePore, Dover High […]

Manufactured Housing Scholarship Awards announced

DOVER — First State Manufactured Housing Association recently announced two recipients of the Manufactured Housing Scholarship Award for 2018-2019. The $2,000 award will be shared between the following two recipients. Raynee Bramble, a 2018 graduate from James H. Groves High School, will be attending Delaware Technical Community College in the fall majoring in paralegal. Throughout […]

Letter to the Editor: College advice for new high school graduates

Around this time every year, high school gymnasiums and football stadiums are filled with seniors wearing caps and gowns. While graduations mark the end of a formal education for some, they’re just the beginning for others. After the Pomp and Circumstance stops, at least two-thirds of Delaware’s seniors will enter an institution of higher education […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop giving shooters the attention they crave

With another school shooting comes another round of demands for new laws to prevent future shootings. However, in Texas the shooter used a handgun and a shotgun — both legally owned. What law would have prevented this? These were not the feared “assault weapons” that have been scapegoated after past shootings. He didn’t use high-capacity […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: School safety

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. In a recent commentary, State Rep. Kevin Hensley called for doing more to protect Delaware schools, including putting metal detectors at all school entrances and having school resource officers in every school […]

Delaware National Guard partners with Youth ChalleNGe

NEW CASTLE — The Delaware National Guard, Delaware Department of Education, and the Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy have joined to provide Delaware youth, ages 16-18, with opportunities for personal growth, self-improvement, and academic achievement. The National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe program is for high school dropouts, those no longer attending, and those failing in high […]

COMMENTARY: More must be done to protect Delaware’s schools

Within the last week, a student brought a gun into one of our schools. Through the quick work of teachers and a school resource officer, any incident at Middletown High School was avoided. As a result, our Appoquinimink superintendent is forming a task force with school officials and parents to examine the totality of what […]

$65M ‘safety fund’ proposed for schools

  DOVER — Draft legislation unveiled Tuesday would set aside $65 million to protect schools, allowing officials to use the funding to install bulletproof glass, key card entrances, metal detectors, cameras and other security measures. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Dave Lawson, R-Marydel, is intended as a counterproposal to several Democratic-backed bills that would place […]

Early College High School to hold first graduation tonight

DOVER — For two minutes tonight, two and a half tops, special voices will be heard. To summon the true spirit of the first Early College High School graduating class in an alma mater ballad, Devin Mercer went right to the source. “In writing an alma mater, you really want to capture the spirit of […]

COMMENTARY: What Delaware’s low school board election turnout tells us

A few months ago, my organization, DelawareCAN: The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now, launched a campaign asking Delawareans to think about “Who Runs Our Schools?” We aimed to raise awareness about the upcoming school board elections and the impact school board members have on the quality of education kids receive. With less than 2 percent […]