Dover Air Force Base part of school outreach mission

DOVER — When Col. Chris Karns looks at the high quality of education that is offered at several schools around Dover Air Force Base, he sees an opportunity to expand the base’s mission. Col. Karns, director of public affairs at Air Mobility Command (AMC) in Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, said that increased outreach […]

State Board of Education sees turnover in recent months

DOVER — The State Board of Education has a new look. Five of its seven voting members were newly confirmed by the Senate this year, including three approved at the end of June, and more change is coming. The board has been searching for an executive director since Donna Johnson left the post in April, […]

Standardized test scores drop slightly

DOVER — Less than half of Delaware students in grades three through eight in public schools are at grade level in math and slightly more than 50 percent are where they should be in English language arts, according to 2018 standardized test scores. Released Wednesday by the Delaware Department of Education, the scores were mostly […]

New law helps Delaware students with developmental disabilities

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney recently ensured that students with intellectual disabilities will gain greater access to postsecondary education by signing into law a bill creating the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program. It defrays tuition costs for college programs that enable students to hone the skills they need for a successful transition to adult life. adult […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schools need to stay out of personal lives of children

In regard to the revised version of Regulation 225, I am still highly offended and angered by this proposal in any form. The very Liberal Delaware Department of Education is trying to gain control of our children’s minds any way they can for their own liberal purposes. I have given this matter much thought and […]

Kids lend a hand to help improve Murphey School

Over 50 kids ages 14 to 18 showed that motivation trumps experience while sprucing up the Elizabeth W. Murphey School last week. Teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Dover foster care school Thursday for their annual conference, focused on an impactful service project that provided “whatever the school […]

Grammys take note of Middletown High School band director

MIDDLETOWN — He’s being mentioned in the same sentence as the word “Grammy” lately. For musician Brian Endlein, that sounds great. The 36-year-old Middletown High band director is a quarterfinalist for a 2019 Grammy in the Music Educator Award category after a nomination from his southern New Castle County school. “First and foremost it’s immensely […]

Penaranda takes lead at Read Aloud DE in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN — Stacy Penaranda of Lewes has spent a career being devoted to children. In May, the Lancaster, Pa., native took the helm at nonprofit Read Aloud Delaware in Sussex County as the county coordinator. “Service and children,” explains Ms. Penaranda, “go hand-in-hand.” A Georgetown University graduate, Ms. Penaranda brings years of experience in education, […]

Summer Food Service Program Meal Sites Available throughout Delaware

WILMINGTON – First lady Tracey Quillen Carney and the Delaware Department of Education ask all Delawareans to spread the word about the availability of free meals this summer for children in need. The Summer Food Service Program targets children in low-income areas to ensure they have nutritious meals during the summer. Children and teens 18 […]

College student works with elephants in Thailand

BEAUFORT, S.C. — This summer, Erryn Smith, 20, of Bridgeville, Delaware, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Ms. Smith was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a […]