2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named

DOVER — Twenty of the state’s top teachers will be honored at a banquet today when one of them will be named Delaware’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced at the annual award dinner at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover. Funding for the award ceremony is made in part […]

Commentary: Universal Pre-K no cure for Delaware’s education problems

I have dedicated my career to early childhood education. For 45 years, 30 of which as the executive director for New Castle County Head Start, Inc. (NCCHS), I have seen firsthand the numerous benefits and the critical need for early education. As Delaware, like many other states and cities, builds the case for Universal Pre-K, […]

State gets grant for special ed training

DOVER — Over the past seven years the state’s public school enrollment has increased by about 8,800 pupils. At the same time, the number of students with disabilities has climbed from around 17,200 to nearly 22,500. That discrepancy, one state officials have been grappling with for several years now, illustrates why education officials are so […]

DelTech holds STEM Educator Energy Institute

DOVER — Faculty from Delaware Technical Community College’s energy department, working with the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE) and the National Science Foundation, hosted a STEM Educator Energy Institute for 17 middle school and high school teachers from across Delaware. The goal of the professional development institute, held Aug. 6-8 on the […]

DSU President Mishoe retiring at the end of 2019

DOVER — Delaware State University President Wilma Mishoe plans to retire at the end of the year. “If time had permitted, it would certainly have been my preference to speak to each of you individually to share my good news,” she said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. Upon first informing students of her upcoming […]

SCHS Take Two Drama Club set for another successful year

GEORGETOWN — Last season was a banner year for the Sussex Central High School drama department and the Take Two Drama Club. First, SCHS presented its groundbreaking production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Simon Stephens, the first professional or non-professional production of the award-winning international classic in Delaware. This […]

Commentary: The pathway to success this school year

Schools open. Teams practice. Bands march. It’s a season of fresh slates, new options and renewed hope. A wave of energy summons us to get on board now — parents, students, educators, all — to set goals and start making our “to do” lists. To me, it’s as if we’ve heard that distinctive call to […]

Speak Out: Student debt

According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the average member of the University of Delaware’s class of 2018 owes $34,144 in student loans. That ranks ahead of only four states, all of which are located in the Northeast. Per the Institute for College Access and Success, 62 percent of graduates of the First […]

Sussex Tech seeks support for building new school

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District is seeking Delaware Department of Education’s approval and legislative support in its plans for a new high school in its vocational/technical educational renaissance. “We want to provide an academic environment that is conducive to technology education,” said Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. The school district last week unveiled plans […]

Letter to the Editor: Many school supplies derive from agriculture

Summer vacation is ending. It’s time for the kids to go back to school. As you fill your shopping cart or your child’s backpack with all the items needed for the school year, perhaps you can make it a learning experience. How many of the “must haves” were made possible because of agriculture? •Pencils, paper, […]