Delaware schools on watch for rise in virus cases after break

With Thanksgiving approaching, the state and its schools are bracing for a potential rise in coronavirus cases as people celebrate the holiday in traditionally large groups. “I think everybody’s got concerns because of gatherings and people traveling from outside the community,” said Lake Forest Superintendent Steven Lucas. “That’s my biggest concern because when we look […]

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt […]

Excellence in Education awards two Kent Co. programs

DOVER — The Inner City Cultural League and Polytech Adult Education are the inaugural Excellence in Education grant recipients. Excellence in Education — driven by community partners the Greater Kent Committee, the Kent Economic Partnership and the Delaware State News — officially launched last year to foster workforce development initiatives in Kent County. The program […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware State Education Association calls for more oversight at district level

First and foremost, the Delaware State Education Association wants to thank all the educators in Delaware for the work they are doing inside and out of our schools. To the teachers who are cleaning desks, purchasing their own personal protective equipment, providing instruction both remotely and in person (often at the same time), having lunch […]

State officials have goal to keep schools open

Several schools have announced closures as COVID-19 cases in their communities rise. Meanwhile, state officials Tuesday stressed the importance of keeping schools open statewide and put other restrictions into place with that goal in mind. “We do have concerns about the negative consequences of school closures for all children, but especially for disadvantaged learners,” Dr. […]

Alumni of minority engineering group set to ‘Glow’

For more than four decades, an educational program structured on motivation and the principles of “Think Big” and “Touch Greatness” has had a major impact on many minority students in Downstate Delaware. Founded in 1974 by John Hollis in collaboration with Seaford DuPont nylon plant engineers, Minority Engineering Regional Incentive Training has provided academic enrichment […]

Appoquinimink moves toward next phase of hybrid instruction

ODESSA — With some Appoquinimink students back in school under hybrid instruction, the district is looking ahead to “Hybrid 2.0,” including full-day classes for secondary students and camera usage to livestream, as early as next month. The update is one of the many rolling changes school districts and charters are facing as they try to […]

Appoquinimink School District moves forward on new facilities

MIDDLETOWN — One of Appoquinimink’s historic buildings could finally see the updates the district has sought for years after the state approved its certificate of necessity. Meanwhile, the district’s eventual new schools and campus, made possible by a 2019 capital referendum, have officially been named. Louis Redding Middle SchoolFourth time’s the charm. Appoquinimink’s certificate of […]

Harris vice presidency to highlight HBCUs

DOVER — To Jewel Phillips, attending a historically Black college or university was high on the priority list as she began researching higher education. “I saw the type of talent that comes out of there,” she said. “I wanted to be in a family-style kind of environment when I went to school, and that’s why […]

Covid hospitalizations rise in Delaware, all school categories now ‘yellow’

DOVER — The number of individuals in Delaware hospitals with COVID-19 remained above the 100-mark for the 12th consecutive day, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily report on Monday. The state is averaging 11.1 daily hospitalizations per 100,000 people, which puts that category in the “yellow” for Delaware’s criteria to reopen schools. […]