DSU, DNREC to work together on community outreach

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware State University will help the state’s environmental agency improve public outreach and community engagement with a two-year research project set to begin next month.  The university will hold town hall meetings on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 to solicit input from community members on how DNREC can conduct effective outreach regarding regulatory actions and policies. The research project is …

State School Boards Assn. condemns calling mask protests ‘domestic terrorism’

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

The Delaware School Boards Association says it was not consulted before national group called for federal help over school mask protests.   The group that represents Delaware’s school boards does not agree with a national group’s characterizing protests over mask requirements and curriculum issues as hate crimes and acts of domestic terrorism. Those protesting are exercising their right to free …

Carney picks former Brandywine superintendent for state education post

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Dr. Mark Holodick has been nominated to replace Dr. Susan Bunting as secretary of education. Photo by DigitalElements/Pixel   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will nominate the former superintendent of Brandywine School District as the new secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. Dr. Mark Holodick lead Brandywine for a decade before going to work at the University …

a man wearing a blue shirt

Winterthur names longtime gardening guru Chris Strand as new CEO

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Winterthur’s longtime head of gardening has been named the estate’s new director   Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library broke a long tradition of searching for new blood to head the former du Pont estate by naming its longtime gardening chief Chris Strand as the new director and CEO. Strand had been serving as the Brown Harrington director of Garden and …

Brandywine’s Jahsha Tabron named Delaware Teacher of the Year

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron     Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron was named the Delaware Teacher of the Year Monday night. “It really does feel like winning an Academy Award,” Tabron said as tears spilled out of her eyes at Dover High School. She was chosen from a field of 20 teachers representing …

a person smiling for the camera

Carney cabinet exodus continues with Bunting leaving Education

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Dr. Susan Bunting   Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting will leave her post in December, capping a career of nearly five decades in public education in the First State. Her successor has not been chose, Gov. John Carney said in a Wednesday press release announcing her departure. Bunting became the secretary of education in 2017. She had spent the …

UD protest turns loud, rowdy with 3 people arrested

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

  Members of the Key of David Christian Center in Philadelphia led a three-hour protest Wednesday at UD   A Christian group’s protest Wednesday at the University of Delaware turned rowdy, with police circling the group to protect them and at least three people being arrested. Key of David Christian Center, a church based in Philadelphia, faced large and loud …

an empty parking lot in front of a building

DOJ says Indian River violated freedom of information rules

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Indian River High School     Indian River School District violated Delaware’s open records law during an August meeting when it held two votes about the Governor’s school mask mandate. The first vote was to express a lack of confidence in Gov. John Carney, his staff and the Delaware Department of Public Health. The motion passed the board nine to …

State to require teachers to be vaccinated or tested; DSEA for vaccination

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

    All public and private teachers must comply with a rule to be vaccinated or tested weekly starting Nov. 1.   The state of Delaware will require all public and private school personnel to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly. The move is supported by the Delaware State Education Association, a union of teachers and those who …

a group of people in a room

For private schools and prospective students, it’s Admission Season

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Padua Academy students lead visitors through Open House tour.   When Gabby Guerke was ready to leave Odyssey Charter School for ninth grade in 2019, she wasn’t sure what she wanted in a high school. “My parents and I just felt like we needed to look everywhere,” she said. “So that’s what we did.” Like hundreds of other eighth graders …