Ridgelys to chair annual Delaware Tech Terry Campus Gourmet Gala

DOVER — Hank and Barbara Ridgely, ardent friends and proponents of Delaware Technical Community College, have been named chairs of this year’s Gourmet Gala, the premier fundraising event for student success on the college’s Terry Campus in Dover. The gala is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10:30 p.m. in the on-campus Del-One Conference Center. The Gourmet […]

Indian River School District board approves administrative salary scale

DAGSBORO — Indian River School District’s board of education this week approved salary scales for principal, director and supervisor positions. Following executive session at its Sept. 24 meeting, the school board by two-thirds majority supported an administrative salary scale effective for fiscal year 2019. Seven of 11 position categories have salaries of $100,000 or higher […]

Delaware State University professor helps students face financial realities

DOVER — When it comes to clearing hurdles to develop financial acumen, Dr. Nandita Das imparts her self-attained wisdom on Delaware State University students. Dr. Das, a 2018 Investment News Diversity & Inclusion “See It, Be It Role Model” awardee, migrated from her native India to the United States with her husband, arriving with little […]

Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award presented to student

CAMDEN — At last month’s meeting of the Caesar Rodney School Board, the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Award was presented to Audrey Hastings, a sophomore at Caesar Rodney High School, for her actions in saving the life of a distressed motorist. With her parents Kim and Howard and sister Corinne by her side, school board […]

Volunteer groups partner to aid Murphey School

DOVER — Sometimes it just takes a little communication to achieve big things. That’s what spurred Anthony Smith, the coordinator of the Dover Police League, to approach people involved with the Lowe’s Heroes program and see if they would be interested in helping to renovate and beautify the recreational facilities behind the Elizabeth W. Murphey […]

COMMENTARY: Let’s make Delaware the First State in reading

We are proud to partner, through the First Chance Delaware initiative and the Delaware Library Card Campaign, to promote early language skills for all of our children in Delaware. Research shows just how vital early language exposure is to future benchmarks for lifetime success, including reading at grade level and graduating from high school. It […]

Delaware State University to host agriculture, life sciences event for middle school students

DOVER — Delaware middle through high school students are invited to attend a recruitment event, Saturday, Oct. 13, hosted by the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology (CAST) at Delaware State University. The event, “Exploring Agriculture and Life Sciences: Introducing New Careers,” will be held in DSU Memorial Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., […]

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 […]