Kenny elected to board of regional school accreditation group

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Chris L. Kenny   Delaware LIVE’s owner has been elected to serve on the board of one of the nation’s largest higher-education accreditation organizations. Chris L. Kenny, who also owns A Better Delaware, will serve for three years as a public member on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s board of commissioners. Middle States is a non-governmental organization tasked …

Delaware schools plan to help students with summer and other programs.

State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

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First in Del.: New high school grads line up post-college jobs

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

(Photo by Max Fischer from Pexels) Four new Appoquinimink School District alumnae have received contingent offers of employment at their alma maters – if they complete a college teaching degree and meet all the other requirements. The Grow Your Own Initiative, aimed at a nationwide teacher shortage and the huge growth in the district – is a first in Delaware …

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20 educators to vie for title of Teacher of the Year

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The 20 Delaware teachers nominated to compete for the Delaware Teacher of the Year Award cover kindergarten to high school and special education to engineering. They were chosen by local schools, school districts and charter schools from the state’s 10,000 public school teachers because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, among other things. In …

5 school districts, charter school launch program to help all Wilmington seniors thrive

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The school districts that serve Wilmington are combining forces to help the seniors of 2022 be as prepared as possible.   The five school districts serving a slice of Wilmington and a downtown charter school are joining efforts to help the city’s 500 rising seniors have the best senior year possible. The new Boost’22 program will allow Wilmington seniors in …

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$12 million Bezos donation will fund 24 scholarships at Salesianum

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Miguel Bezos, left, is donating $12 million to Salesianum School to start a scholarship fund names for the late Rev. James P. Bryne, right.   Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents are donating $12 million to Salesianum School, most of which will be used to fund  24 scholarships for underserved students, including money for things like notebooks, school trips and prom …