Helping students: School counselors in spotlight this week

Decades ago they were guidance counselors, whose priority was helping students chart their course after post-secondary education. Times have changed. So have the role and name. In today’s world, the guidance counselor moniker has given way to school counselor, whose mission is to improve success for all students through implementation of a comprehensive school counseling […]

Pathways to success: Grants expand school career programming

DOVER — Prepared for success — that’s how the group of Dover High School students felt, thanks to their high school career pathway programs. The students discussed their experience with career-based education last week as Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced more than $458,000 in federal grants to expand high school pathway programming. “I think […]

Proposed bill would allow removal of school board members

DOVER — When a member of the Colonial School District Board of Education was arrested late last month for allegedly sexually abusing several minors, many Delawareans called for him to be removed from the board. The only problem with that? As the school district noted in a release after the arrest, there’s no way to […]

Back to school: Academy of Dover opens for first day of classes

DOVER — She already knew her way around school. Alayjah Wanzer had some uncertainty on the first day back, though. “It’s really fun to see your new schedule for the first time and meet the new students,” the Academy of Dover fifth-grader said Thursday morning. “The best part is when you get the teachers you […]

Some good, plenty of bad in state testing scores

DOVER — Delaware’s standardized test scores saw little change from 2018 but are mostly trending upward since the launch of the Smarter Balanced Assessment in 2015. Despite that, little more than half the students in grades three through eight tested as proficient in the English language arts section, while fewer than 50 percent of test-takers […]

Polytech graduation rescheduled due to weather threat

WOODSIDE – The Polytech High School Graduation Ceremony scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather and thunderstorms. The graduation ceremony will now take place Friday night at 7.

School board election results in Sussex and Kent counties

Cape Henlopen School Board President Alison J. Myers will continue her at-large role with the board after today’s election, raking in 1,523 votes, according to the unofficial results posted by the Sussex County Board of Elections Tuesday evening. Opponent Calvin D. Jackson garnered 633 votes. Janet Maull-Martin will also serve the Cape Henlopen School Board […]