The collaborative will use the 2023-2024 school year as a planning year.

Learning Collaborative establishes timeline of planning year

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The Wilmington Learning Collaborative seems to have more focus and direction, with a timeline and five-phase approach to its 2023-2024 planning year unveiled this week. The collaborative’s Tuesday night meeting was the first led by its newly hired executive director, Laura Burgos. RELATED: WLC gets another planning year after Brandywine vote The collaborative is a state agency created in November …

The Teacher of the Year will be named Oct. 18.

Here are nominees for Delaware’s 2024 Teacher of the Year 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The 20 nominees for Delaware’s 2024 Teacher of the Year have been announced. All 20 will be honored at a celebration 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Modern Maturity Center in Dover.  The winner of the title will be announced that night. Every nominee will pocket $2,000, and the winner will get $5,000 to use in the classroom and $3,000 …

The Public Education Compensation Committee will submit its final recommendations for educator pay by Nov. 15.

Suggestions for educator raises finalized by pay panel

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The committee responsible for evaluating and adjusting the salary scales of Delaware’s educators to attract more to the state has solidified its recommendations.  At Monday’s Public Education Compensation Committee meeting, the 15-person group made of government and education leaders approved its final suggestions that it will submit to Gov. John Carney by Nov. 15 for consideration in his fiscal year …

Hodsgson’s school resource officer responded to a report of drugs and a gun inside of a student’s vehicle. 

Student arrest for gun, weed shows value of resource officers

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A retired police officer and school resource officer who has decades of experience in law enforcement thinks an arrest at a Newark high school illustrates how important school safety operations are.  Thursday morning, Delaware State Police arrested a 17-year-old male from New Castle for drug and gun offenses at Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School, part of the New …

Delcastle unveiled its EV. charging stations Thursday.

DNREC funds Delcastle program to build EV charging stations

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Delcastle Technical High School on Thursday unveiled its three student-made electric vehicle charging stations, part of an effort to make its students marketable in today’s economy. “Our role is not only filling our current workforce needs, but also forecasting the future needs of our workforce throughout Delaware and the region,” said Yvette Santiago, board president of New Castle County Vocational …

Barclays fulfills each EastSide teacher’s Amazon wish list of gifts 

Barclays fills EastSide teachers’ Amazon classroom wish lists

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Christmas came a couple months early for the teachers of Wilmington’s EastSide Charter School Thursday.  School Chief Executive Officer Aaron Bass, the school’s eagle mascot and volunteers from Barclays popped into rooms rolling a speaker blasting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as they dropped off gifts to 45 different classrooms.  Teachers often make Amazon wish lists each …

The partnership between Agilent and DSU was made official a year ago.

DSU, Agilent salute partnership to diversify STEM industry

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Destinee Thomas, a third-year PhD candidate at Delaware State University, said a recent scholarship partnership between the college and Agilent has given her a chance to live out her dreams.  In September 2022, DSU celebrated its collaboration with Agilent, a global company headquartered in California that provides instruments, software, services and more for laboratories.  RELATED: DSU double: New ag building, …

Salesianum held its club fair Wednesday.

Salesianum stresses value of activities with annual club fair

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

  About 500 freshmen and sophomores at the Salesianum School filled every nook and cranny of the parking lot Wednesday in the school’s yearly club fair.  The all-boys school in Wilmington requires all ninth and tenth graders to participate in the fair, and most pick at least one to participate in during the school year. “The clubs get you to …

A Sussex Central High alum has filed a lawsuit against school admins and the district.

Sussex Central student whose breast was exposed during fight files lawsuit

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A former Sussex Central High School student is suing its principal and assistant principal, saying they invaded her privacy and caused emotional distress by repeatedly showing a video of her bare breast, exposed during a fight, and creating a meme of it. Aniya Harmon, 18, graduated from the school in May. She is suing the school, Indian River School District, …

The settlement against the leasing company will allocate $15,000 to Delaware.

Del. gets $$ as national lawsuit against leasing co. settles

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Government

The First State will receive $15,000 as part of a $35 million national settlement with Leasing Company Tempoe, LLC. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that the multistate investigation into Tempoe’s advertising and leasing practices  to consumers through retailers across the nation has been resolved. The investigation included 41 states and the District of Columbia and revealed that Tempoe’s …